Health Services

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a nursing or health related question and cannot find an answer - Contact your School Nurse or the Health Services Coordinator!

How to Keep Your Child Healthy and Happy


One of the most important lessons a child can learn is how to lead a healthy life.


•Provide a balanced diet with healthy snacks. Breakfast is a good start!

•Provide adequate rest, sleep and exercise.

•Teach good personal hygiene. Wash hands with soap and water often. 

•Be aware of his or her developmental milestones and maturity.

•Make sure your child has regular medical and eye check-ups and scheduled immunizations. Visit the Dentist.

•Provide protection and firm, consistent discipline but encourage independence.

•Listen to your child and help him or her handle stress, worry, loneliness, anger – these may cause headaches, stomachaches and sleeplessness, and may lead to depression or other illnesses.

•Consult your physician for any special needs or concerns.


Give lots of Tender Loving Care!

School Health Screening Programs Conducted in NBISD:

Texas Risk Assessment for Type II Diabetes in Children:
Grades 1,3,5,7

Vision Screening: Grades PK, K, 1, 3, 5, 7 & new students

Hearing Screening: Grades PK, K, 1, 3, 5, 7 & new students

Spinal Screening: Grades 5 girls, 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys

The school nurse will notify the parents if a problem is identified in any of the screenings. Should you need any information or assistance concerning your child’s health, development and/or screening, please call the nurse at your child’s school.

A student shall show acceptable evidence of vaccination prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a child-care facility or public or private elementary or secondary school in Texas.

Students entering 7th grade Immunization Requirements

We must have a current record that shows the following vaccines have been received:

  • 1 dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (meningitis)
  • 2 doses of Varicella Vaccine (chicken pox)
  • 1 dose of Tdap Vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
  •  2 doses of Humanpapilloma virus (HPV) vaccine are suggested.

Please provide your shot record to the School nurse if your child has received these vaccines.  Your student will not be able to receive a schedule or attend school until the shots are received and written record is provided. 

Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grade K-12

More information about the NBISD School Health Advisory Council is available here. If you would like to join, contact any SHAC member or email Karen Schwind.

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