Health/Mental Wellness Resources for Students/Parents
- Allergies and Anaphylaxis
- Diabetes Management
- Seizure Disorder Management
- Communicable Disease
- Lice Resources
- Prevent the Flu
- Immunizations Information
- Medication at School, Policy and Resources
- NBISD Nursing Services
- Miscellaneous School Health
- Zika Virus
- Mental Wellness
- Community Mental Health Resources
Allergies and Anaphylaxis
- Authorization for Administration of Diabetes Management and Care Services
- Diabetes Management and Treatment Plan
- Guide to Diabetes Management in the School Setting
- Summary of House Bill 984
- Summary of TEA's House Bill 984
- American Diabetes Association
- American Diabetes Association/ Parents
- Children With Diabetes
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Intl
- Texas DSHS Diabetes Info
Seizure Disorder Management
Ebola Information Resources (from the CDC and World Health Organization)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
- Frequently Asked Questions about Ebola
- Ebola Fact Sheet
- About Ebola
- Texas Health System Well Prepared to Deal with Ebola Threat
EV-D68 Infection Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- EV-D68 infections in the U.S. in 2014
- What CDC is doing about EV-D68 infections
- States with lab-confirmed cases of EV-D68 infection
Measles (Rubeola) Resources
- 2016-2017 Lice Letter to Parents
- 2016-2017 Lice Information for Parents
- Lice Lessons from NASN
- Lice Lessons from NASN Spanish
- Link to Department of State Health Services Lice Info
- Head Lice Fact Sheets from DSHS Pages 1-6
- NASN pediculosis position statement
- Head Lice Education - Parent Letter (Sept. 2015)
Prevent the Flu
View Flu Vaccination Information from the Texas Department of State Health Services
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent flu.
1. Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
2. Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
3. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
For more information visit the CDC.gov website.
Everyday Prevention Actions That Can Help Fight Germs
INFLUENZA (GRIPE) La influenza y usted
Are You a Flu Fighter Coloring Book
- Influenza and Flu Vaccine
- Immunize Texas
- Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students
- Incoming 7th grade Immunization Requirements
- Immunization Exemption for Medical Reasons
- Exemption from Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience
- Texas Department State Health Services Vaccine for Children
- Imm Trac
- Comal County Office of Public Health
- CDC Parent Guide to Immunizations
- Comal County Tuberculosis Screening Survey
- Comal County Tuberculosis Screening Survey(Spanish)
Medication at School, Policy and Resources
- NBISD Medication Guidelines
- Parent Guide to Medication Administration at School
- Parent Permission to Administer Medication at School
- Occasional Medication Administration
- Permission to Carry Inhaler
- Physician and Parent Authorization for Medication at School
- Physician and Parent Authorization for Gastrostomy Care
- Physician and Parent Authorization for Respiratory Care
- Physician and Parent Authorization for Tracheostomy Care
- Special Care Request
- NEW: FREE Texas Prescription Card
NBISD Nursing Services
Miscellaneous School Health
- Influenza Information
- CDC Influenza Info
- CDC Put Your Hands Together
- Cerebral Palsy and other Special Needs
- Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Students in TX
- Information about students with hearing impairment
- Scott & White Wellness and Sexual Health
- Cerebral Palsy Guidance
- All about Cystic Fibrosis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have the most up-to-date information regarding the Zika Virus. For additional information select the following links:
- Zika: The Basics of the Virus and What you Need to Know
- What Parents Should Know about Zika
- Zika and Pregnancy
- Zika in Central Texas: The latest from the Comal County Office of Public Health and the City of New Braunfels.
For your reference, there is an Activity Book for Elementary students and a flyer about talking to your kids and protecting your family.
Talking to Your Kids
Talking to Your Kids about Zika flyer
Talking to Your Kids about Zika flyer (Spanish)
Activity Book for Your Kids
Zika Activity Book
Zika Activity Book (Spanish)
Protect Your Family
Protect Your Family from Zika flyer
Protect Your Family from Zika flyer (Spanish)
- NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LINE - 800-273-8255 (800-273-HELP). Available 24 hours day.
- CRISIS TEXT LINE - text "HELLO" to 741741or visit the website.
- CHILD HELP USA NATIONALHOTLINE - Helps youth who are suffering child abuse. Available 24/7, over 170 languages.
- CDC Guide to Manage Anxiety and Stress
- How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen - Helpful suggestions on how to calm anxiety in your child or teen, from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
- Confident Parents, Confident Kids - Learn how to support your child's social and emotional development.
- Addressing Stress and Anxiety in Elementary Students
- Addressing Stress and Anxiety in Middle/High School Students
- Addressing Stress and Anxiety in College Students
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Community Mental Health Resources
- Children's Advocacy Center of Comal County
- Children’s Mental Health
- Comal County Crisis Center
- Comal County Prescription Assistance Program
- Comal County Public Health
- Communities in Schools
- Connections Individual and Family Services
- Hope Hospice Children's Grief Program
- McKenna Well Being for Life
- Managed Care Medical and Dental: Medicaid, CHIP
- Mental Health Advocacy Partners New Braunfels
- River City Advocacy
- Texas Benefits: Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Support
- Texas Department of Family and Protective Services