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School Closure

With student and staff safety as our top concern, GISD has decided to close all schools and offices on Friday, February 3, 2023, due to continued unsafe road conditions. See the Weather Procedures page for more details.

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No-cost vaccines for qualifying students

Our Student Services Clinic offers no-cost vaccines for the flu, COVID and more for students that qualify. Visit the Student Services Clinic page or contact the Student Services Clinic (972-494-8538) for more information.

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Get a flu or COVID vaccine

Our Student Services Clinic offers no-cost COVID-19 vaccines and low-cost flu vaccines with no appointment requiredClinics are held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the Student Services Clinic page or contact the Student Services Clinic (972-494-8538) for more information.

Health services and school nurses

We empower children and parents with the knowledge necessary to promote wellness and maintain healthy lifestyles so that students are prepared for a successful academic and life experience.

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    Flu season is here

    The flu (influenza) is a virus spread by tiny droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. Symptoms start suddenly and can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches, and being very tired (fatigue). Young children may vomit or have diarrhea.

    The most effective way to prevent the flu is through vaccination. To get a vaccine, contact your healthcare provider, go to our Student Services Clinic, or take advantage of the many area clinics that offer free or minimal-cost flu vaccines. 

    Injuries and illnesses at school

    Every campus has a full-time registered nurse (RN) on-site. The school clinics are equipped to provide basic first aid only. All health services staff are CPR/AED certified and have received emergency preparedness training.

    If your child is seriously injured or seriously ill, we will immediately notify you or your authorized emergency contacts.

    Products used in the clinic

    Certain over-the-counter products are stocked in the clinic for treatment:

    • calamine lotion

    • Camphophenique

    • petroleum jelly

    • Mentholatum

    • saline eye wash

    Please inform the school nurse if you do not want your child to be treated with these products.

    Managing health conditions

    Does your child have a chronic health problem? Are you looking for information and forms related to allergies, asthma, diabetes, and other special needs? See our managing health conditions page.

    Medicine at school

    Only medication that cannot be given outside of the school day will be administered at school (i.e. mealtimes, physician designated time, four times a day or greater.) All medication taken at school must be prescribed by a doctor or dentist licensed to practice in the State of Texas. School nurses must also have a signed parent request.

    Label requirements

    All medication must be in the original container and properly labeled with:

    • student’s name

    • name of medication

    • dosage and times to be taken.

    Giving medication to school/nurse

    All medications must be deposited with the school nurse or in the school office. It is recommended that only a 30 day supply be brought to school.

    It is strongly suggested that a parent deliver the medication to the clinic and remain to count the medication amount with school personnel.

    Unused medication

    Unused medication may be returned home with a student with written parent permission.

    Over-the-counter medications

    Over-the-counter medications like advil and cough drops will not be administered at school unless there is:

    1. A signed doctor’s order giving specific instructions for medication administration

    2. A signed parent request

    Students carrying their own medicine

    Students may carry and self-administer emergency rescue medication while at school or school functions with permission from parents, physician, and school nurse.

    Health screenings

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    Contact us

    For questions about health screenings or about your child's health and related services, contact:
    For information about the district's health-related services, contact:

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