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This message is being sent on behalf of School Health Services.
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Fort Bend ISD follows the guidance and expertise of national and local health officials to help protect our students and staff from all communicable diseases. The District is aware that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. While there are no reports of this illness in our area, families are encouraged to visit CDC website for more information and travel guidance regarding the Coronavirus.
Please be assured that Fort Bend ISD will continue to be in communication with our local partners and stand ready to take all appropriate measures. School Health Services is closely monitoring all developments and is in communication with public health officials.
Our campus custodial staff will also continue to disinfect campuses each day with hospital grade products to help offset the spread of communicable illnesses, but it takes all of us to ensure healthy school environments. As a reminder, we are still in the midst of cold and flu season, and it’s important for families to take preventative measures to safeguard themselves from the spread of communicable diseases. Visit the FBISD website at https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/1238 for health reminders.
For more information, go to Communicable Diseases.
Ways to Prevent the Spread of Illnesses
Click HERE for direct information to the CDC website on proper handwashing.
- Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
- Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs.
Clinic Health Services
FBISD School Health Services program is dedicated to creating a culture of wellness that supports student success. A Registered Nurse is assigned to each elementary and middle school campus while a Registered Nurse and Licensed Vocational Nurse are assigned to each high school campus. The school nurse assists students' physical, mental and social growth by providing a health services program that assesses, evaluates and improves the health of students and staff.
Please contact your school nurse regarding your student's health issues and concerns, hospitalizations and/or treatment changes.
It is required that illness/injury occurring at home be taken care of at home and that students do not go directly to the clinic upon arrival at school. First aid will be administered when needed. A parent/guardian will be notified if a student is unable to remain at school or if an emergency arises requiring that he/she be taken to a medical facility. If a student must be transferred to an emergency facility before you arrive, a representative from the school will remain with the student until your designated person arrives.
A student will not be allowed to remain in school if he/she complains of any of the following:
- temperature of 100.0 or greater
- vomiting and/or diarrhea
- an undetermined rash
- feeling too ill to remain at school
If a student must leave school due to illness, the parent/guardian is responsible for transportation. If you are not available, the person you designated on your student's emergency card will be notified to pick them up. Facilities for keeping your child are limited: therefore, it is important that your child be picked up promptly.
To prevent exposing other students unnecessarily to illness, a student should not come to school if he/she has the following symptoms:
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea the morning of school
- An undetermined rash
- A temperature of 100.0 or greater within the past 24 hours
All medications (prescription and non-prescription) must be furnished by the parent/guardian and appropriate medication administration forms must be completed by the parent/guardian. Medication will be delivered to the clinic by the parent/guardian in the original and properly labeled container and must be picked up by the parent/guardian or another adult which the parent/guardian can designate. The nurse and/or clinic assistant will administer all medications in the clinic with the exception of students that are required by their physician to carry inhalers or epipens with them at all times. In those situations, the doctor must provide written orders to the school.