Student Protocols

Student Protocols

  • Confirmed Positive Case

    In the event of a confirmed positive case, the campus administrator/building manager should immediately contact Emergency Management and School Safety at 281-891-SAFE (7233).

    Here are some items that you will need to confirm to the best of your ability before calling:

    • Date of symptom(s) onset
    • Date of the positive test

    During the 2021-22 school year, general communiques alerting families to a COVID-19 case on their child’s campus will be sent Monday through Friday. The district's COVID tracker will also be updated during the school week. 

    Symptoms of COVID-19 While at School

    In the event a student exhibits COVID-19 conditions while at school:

    1. Direct the student to the nurse for a clinical assessment and immediately separate staff members and/or students from coming into further contact with the student.
    2. If the nurse determines the student meets the criteria for symptoms likely to be COVID-19:
      • The nurse must immediately notify Emergency Management and School Safety, which will work with the school nurse to complete the following protocols:
      • The nurse must contact the parents for the student to be picked up within 30 minutes and no later than one hour
      • The student should be referred to their primary care physician (PCP) for further evaluation, and the nurse should request that the parent report COVID-19 testing results to the school
    3. If the student does not meet the criteria for symptoms likely to be COVID-19, campus administrators must send the student home until he or she is symptom-free for 24 hours.
    4. Campus administrators must continue to maintain separation between the student and staff or other students.
    5. Inform the parent of the student in writing of the appropriate quarantine period.
    6. The nurse will enter the appropriate code for the symptomatic student in ESchool.
    7. The student should be given academic resources/support to learn at home if health conditions allow.

    Follow-Up

    The campus administrator will determine if the student has siblings at any other campus in the district and, if so, inform that campus of the student’s status so that campus can determine whether any action is required.

    If the student has a confirmed case and is involved with University Interscholastic League (UIL) activities, the relevant campus personnel must work with the appropriate central department (e.g., athletics, fine arts, etc.) to notify the opposing school and sports/contest officials for any game or contest the student participated in during the infectious period.

    Upon completing the appropriate quarantine period, which can end for students experience no symptoms on Day 10, the student may return returrn to school, even if no subsequent COVID-19 testing is performed. Alternately, students can end the stay-at-home period if they receive a negative result from a PCR acute infrection test after the close contact exposure ends.

    If the campus is notified that a student who previously reported only symptoms, but had not yet tested positive, has now received a positive test result, the campus will notify Spring ISD Nursing. Nursing will report the confirmed case to the appropriate county health department.

Signs and Symptoms

  • COVID-19 Symptoms

    • 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 or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

    Signs of COVID-19 that Constitute a Medical Emergency        

    If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

    • Trouble breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion
    • Inability to wake or stay awake
    • Bluish or darker colored lips or face