Student Protocols

    1. The student’s parent or guardian will report the positive test result to the school nurse. In accordance with 25 Texas Admin. Code § 97.7 COVID-19 is a disease requiring exclusion from school.

    2. The nurse who receives a report of a student’s COVID positive test result will complete and submit a positive test form (https://tinyurl.com/kjvbymfx) to the Emergency Management and School Safety COVID Team. The positive test form will include:
      1. Student’s name, school, grade, Spring ISD identification number, date of birth, guardian address, email and telephone number, date positive, and last date on campus
      2. Bus route number
      3. Spring ISD building locations and room numbers where the student was present in the last 24 hours
      4. Spring ISD extracurricular activities (such as UIL) the student has participated in the last 24 hours
      5. Whether or not the student is vaccinated (5 years of age and up). If the parent or guardian refuses to disclose whether the student is vaccinated or not, then the student will be considered unvaccinated.
      6. Whether the student has any siblings in Spring ISD

    3. The Emergency Management and School Safety COVID Team will record the information and report it to Harris County Public Health and the Spring ISD Communication Dept., and the Spring ISD Communication Dept. will update the Spring ISD online dashboard.

    4. As the student is COVID-19 positive, the school nurse will inform the parent or guardian that the student may not return to school until at least 5 days have passed since the positive test was taken, provided their symptoms have decreased or they are symptom-free. Also, they must have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
      1. (Fever is a temperature of 100° Fahrenheit/37.8° Celsius or higher), and other symptoms have improved.)

    5. After 5 days, the student may return to campus and must report to the nurse for a temperature check or present a doctor’s note/negative test result. The nurse will maintain records of the temperature check and notes of good health/negative test results in existing information management systems. SISD only accepts PCR test results for COVID and DOES NOT accept home COVID tests. If a student has a fever greater than 100 (F) upon checking in with the school nurse, that student will be immediately sent back home for another 5 days.

    6. Vaccinated siblings of students who test positive may come to school, as long as they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever suppressing medications, have no symptoms and continue to wear a mask.

    7. Reminder that SISD has a mask mandate in effect. The school nurse will identify other students who were in close contact* with a positive student or a positive teacher. The school nurse will send a pre-formatted email/letter provided by the Emergency Management and School Safety COVID Team that informs the parents or guardian of the student determined to be in close contact that they are required to quarantine for 5 days.

    8. The nurses shall notify Transportation if a COVID positive student rides the bus. Please seek to get the bus route number; this is important as the Transportation Department also has mandates they must follow regarding cleaning the buses. This can be done via email or telephone:
      1. Email: jmann@springisd.org OR kcolem2@springisd.org
      2. Telephone: Jack Mann x 6494 OR Kenneth Coleman x 6496