Health Advisory

The health and safety of our students and staff
is the number one priority in Friendswood ISD.

from the Nurses

To protect the health of everyone on our campuses, please follow the requirements for sending students to school:
FEVER: Students must be free of fever for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol/Motrin.
STREP: Be on antibiotic for 24 hours.
VOMITING/DIARRHEA: No symptoms for 24 hours
If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.
CONTAGIOUS DISEASES or INFESTATIONS – including but not limited to scabies, impetigo, conjunctivitis, live lice and varicella


You can find the latest information about health care concerns from expert medical officials at the following websites:

Food Allergies

Flu Season
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
• Stay home when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
• Wash your hands often
• Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
This information provided by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Flu Season
Summer Concerns
Information for parents from the GCHD

Concern over Measles
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body. About three out of 10 people who get measles will develop one or more complications including pneumonia, ear infections, or diarrhea. Complications are more common in adults and young children.
Measles is highly contagious — 90% of people who haven’t been vaccinated for measles will get it if they are near an infected person. Measles spreads when people breathe in or have direct contact with virus-infected fluid, such as the droplets sprayed into the air when someone with measles sneezes or coughs. A person who is exposed to the virus might not show symptoms until 8-10 days later.

Bacterial Meningitis
Click here for information regarding Bacterial Meningitis

Texas Department of State Health Services information on bacterial meningitis

Zika Virus
Office of Dr. John Hellerstedt, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
CDC Health Alert Network on advisories and guidelines.
Information provided by Harris County Public Health and Environment Services. Read more:
Enterovirus Facts
Stay informed with the latest information here:
GHCD Updates
Prescription Drug Abuse