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If your child has one of these symptoms, please fill out the COVID Reporting form:
Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

https://www.nisdtx.org/returntolearn/c_o_v_i_d_reporting

NISD Health Services

Our Health Services Mission:
To provide and promote coordinated school health services
for every child in Northwest ISD.
Every Kid, every day.

Please see other Frequently Asked Questions below:

Q: If my student is sent home for isolation, how long will he have to stay home?
A:  Students who have symptoms that could be COVID will be sent home for 10 days.   While they are symptomatic, if a doctor sees them and diagnosis and illness other than COVID or if the student tests negative for COVID, you must fill out the Return to School link and you must receive a written notice from your campus nurse that your student is approved to come back to school. 

Q:  If someone in my house has COVID, should my kids stay home?
A: Anyone living in the house should quarantine for 14 days to see if he or she will also get COVID.   A doctor cannot write a note or effectively test someone for COVID if they are in quarantine and do not have symptoms.   Therefore, they must remain in quarantine for the entire 14 days.


Q: Will students with ASTHMA be able to receive Nebulizer treatments at school this year?
A:  Medication will not be given via Nebulizer on campus until/unless certain conditions can be met.   Nebulization creates airborne particles that can travel many feet, making it difficult to contain them in one area.   Please ask your doctor to consider a Multidose Inhaler with a SPACER.

Q:  Will students with Asthma be exempt from wearing masks?
A:  All students will be required to wear a mask in accordance with guidelines from the CDC, TEA and our local health departments.

Q:  What will the clinics look like this fall?
A:  Clinic space, where curtains, cots, restrooms and sinks are available, will be reserved for students with fever or other signs of potentially contagious illnesses until parents can pick them up.     Campuses will also have designated spaces for students to get medications and/or routine care without being exposed to students with fever or potential contagious illness.   Nurses will triage students and determine the best location for them.   



Our first priority in Northwest ISD is to keep students safe.   In addition, we assist students to be comfortable and promote a healthy lifestyle. Each campus has a full time Campus Health Coordinator who assesses students throughout the day to determine if complaints are urgent and/or if students are able to remain in class.  Each Campus Health Coordinator also assists to identify and address chronic health conditions.  We also monitor immunizations, perform state mandated health screenings and promote wellness throughout the year. Each school is equipped with a health room or clinic area that is designed to treat minor injuries and provide a temporary place for students to stay if they become ill at school.

Contact District Health Coordinator
rebekkah.dellaccioba@nisdtx.org


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