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Health and Safety
STUDENT HEALTH
Dripping Springs ISD is fully committed to the health and well-being of all students.

With any illness that is potentially contagious, quick attention to symptoms and appropriate response can help stop its spread. In DSISD, campus nurses are well-versed on signs and symptoms of illness, follow healthcare protocols, and are excellent resources for our families.If a child enters the clinic with fever or flu-like symptoms, parents are notified immediately to pickup the child.

Parents should talk to their children about basic hygiene and healthy habits. Below are some basic guidelines to follow:

  • Avoid close contact with anyone who may be ill
  • Always wash hands with soap and water
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Dispose of tissues properly
  • Use hand sanitizers and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Do not share food or drinks
  • Remain at home if ill or experiencing any symptoms of illness

Please review and follow the attached District Fever Policy. Nurses emphasize the importance of monitoring a child’s temperature with a thermometer rather than just gauging it with a hand check, and doing so at night. Temperature should be checked without the effect of over-the-counter pain reliever/fever reducer, as these medications will suppress fever for 4-6 hours. The CDC recommends that students with a temperature of 100 or more stay home from school until fever-free for 24 hours.

Flu shots also are available at several locations in our community such as Walgreens and Dripping Springs Pharmacy, as well as physician offices.

Immunization Information:
Below are requirements for immunizations from the Texas Department of Health. Information also can be found at the website: www.ImmunizeTexas.com. Individual student immunization records are available on Family Access.

STUDENT SAFETY
A major priority of Dripping Springs ISD is the safety of all students and staff. DSISD takes many steps to
  • All schools and the district have emergency plans.
  • All campuses conduct regular drills for various scenarios, including fire drills and lockdown drills.
  • The district conducts a comprehensive safety assessment every two years and implements recommendations as needed.
  • The district works closely with local emergency response agencies in planning and training.
  • District personnel are trained in emergency response protocols.
  • Campus visitors must show a driver's license to receive a Visitor's Badge and cross-checks a national sex-offender registry. DSISD has an operating procedure about this system.
  • Campus volunteers who will be working in classrooms are required to have a background check.
  • Campus visitors must enter through main doors as all others are locked during the school day.
  • All schools have security cameras positioned around campus; bus video also can be reviewed for disciplinary purposes.

Dripping Springs ISD uses the Standard Response Protocol system.

DSISD's Custodial, Security and Events Supervisor is Curt Marek.



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