Shepherd ISD Health Services Page SISD supports the physical and mental health of students and staff with full time counselors at each campus and Registered Nurses at the Primary and High School who work closely with Clinic Aids at the Intermediate and Middle School campuses.
Illnesses to watch out for during the school year: Please contact your health professional if you have symptoms of any of the following:
Strep Throat: A severe sore throat and fever over 101 °F (38.3 °C) that lasts longer than 1 to 2 days. A severe sore throat 2 to 5 days, and you know you have been exposed to someone with strep. A sore throat that is not part of a cold that lasts longer than 2 to 3 days despite home treatment. Students should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. If prescribed antibiotics, remain home until you have been taking medication for 24 hours.
Influenza (Flu): some or all of the following symptoms: Fever of 100 °F to 104 °F , which can reach 106 °F when symptoms first develop. Fever is usually continuous, but it may come and go. Fever may be lower in older adults than in children and younger adults, Shaking chills / Body aches and muscle pain (often severe), commonly in the back, arms, or legs. Headache / Pain when you move your eyes. Fatigue, a general feeling of sickness (malaise), and loss of appetite. A dry cough, runny nose, and a dry or sore throat. You may not notice these during the first few days of the illness when other symptoms are more severe. As your fever goes away, these symptoms may become more evident. Students should remain home until they are cleared by their Doctor and until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
Hand Foot Mouth Disease: At first your child may feel tired, get a sore throat, or have a fever of around 101°F (38°C) to 103°F (39°C). Then in a day or two, sores or blisters may appear in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes the buttocks. In some cases, a skin rash may appear before the blisters do. The blisters may break open and crust over. The sores and blisters usually go away in a week or so. In some cases, there are no symptoms, or they are very mild. Older siblings and parents may get the disease from their children and not even realize it. Students should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
Head Lice Symptoms of head lice include: Scalp itching, Raw skin (from scratching) that may weep clear fluid or crust over. Visible lice on the hair and nape of the neck and behind the ears. Tiny white round or oval eggs (nits) attached to the hair near the scalp. Non-prescription or prescription lotion or shampoo is used to treat lice. For more information, please contact the clinic staff.