Click below for advice about illness and when to keep a sick student home.

Should I keep my child home?  

Can I send medication for my child to take at school?
Click here for information on bringing Medication to School.

What happens if my child gets sick or hurt at school? 
If a student becomes ill at school, the parent will be notified to take the student home.  If it is necessary for a student to leave school because of an illness or injury, the student must be signed out and escorted by a parent, guardian or a responsible adult who is designated by the parent. For more information see the Communicable Disease section.

Make sure that your student's school is provided with your most current contact information so you can be reached if your student becomes ill or is hurt at school.


What temperature is considered fever?
Students with a temperature of 100 or above (orally) are considered to have fever and will be excluded from school. To prevent the spread of a communicable disease, ill students must be symptom free and fever free without the use of temperature reducing medications for 24 hours before returning to school.


How are Nuisance Diseases such as head lice handled in SBISD?

Head lice can be a nuisance but have not been shown to spread disease or cause illness.  Personal Hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school also have nothing to do with getting head lice. "No Nit" policies that were in effect in the past under which a student was not allowed to return to school until all lice eggs (nits) were removed has been discouraged by both The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses. 

Although no one is immune from head lice, the problem can be controlled.  The school nurse inspects students hair if they exhibit symptoms of lice and advises parents if treatment is indicated. More information about head lice is provided in the Communicable Disease section

We no longer exclude students for lice in Spring Branch ISD or conduct mass screenings.


What should I do if I think my child has lice?
If your child persistently scratches his head or complains of an itchy scalp, check for pin-point sized grayish white eggs (nits) within ¼ inch of the scalp that will not flick off the hair shaft. The louse bug is very small and wingless and the eggs are more easily detected. They are often found behind the
ears, along the nape of the neck or on the crown of the head.
For more information see the Communicable Disease Section.


Are vaccinations required to enroll in school?
Many diseases are preventable by vaccine. All schools are required by state law to have an immunization record for each child enrolled to ensure that each child has received their age-appropriate immunizations. More information and resources for vaccines is provided in the Immunization section. Your campus nurse can help you with advice about which vaccines your student is required to have.    


Where can I get UIL physical exam form?