Health Services

Below are some quick links

The Health & Wellness team provides basic first aid to students with minor injuries and illnesses.

The clinic staff members tend to students’ medical needs, maintain student medical records, conduct state-mandated health screenings, and communicate regularly with parents and staff members. The clinic staff members will administer medications/procedures to students with physician orders and parent consent forms when needed.

Immunizations

State law requires students attending school to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases.  You are encouraged to get your child vaccinated early to avoid the end-of-summer  vaccination  rush.  Getting your child vaccinated protects your child’s health and that of the community.  If necessary, please make an appointment to get your child vaccinated before the first day of school. Remember, students cannot attend school without the appropriate documentation for the required vaccines. 

Be sure your child is up to date on all immunizations. You can access the 2022-23 immunization form links below. 

Choose a state below to view state-specific resources

COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures

Medication and Care

These forms apply to all IDEA Public School students.

Medication Consent Form

This form is required. Families must submit a completed form for any student who takes medications during the school day. A signature from a parent/guardian is required.

Medication Policy & Administration Consent Form (PDF)

Student Information & Health History

Student Health History and Consent to Treat Form (PDF)

Healthy Kids Here

This program applies to all IDEA Public School students.

Healthy Kids Here Overview

Healthy Kids Here at IDEA (PDF)

COVID-19 Reporting

2022-2023 School Year

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin303
Cincinnati000
El Paso 000
Houston101
Jacksonville000
Louisiana000
Permian Basin*000
RGV13013
San Antonio11718
Tampa Bay404
Tarrant County101
Totals33740

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin303
Cincinnati101
El Paso 112
Houston303
Jacksonville000
Louisiana202
Permian Basin*000
RGV20424
San Antonio10616
Tampa Bay000
Tarrant County101
Totals411152

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin505
Cincinnati000
El Paso 033
Houston202
Jacksonville202
Louisiana202
Permian Basin*145
RGV30030
San Antonio102232
Tampa Bay000
Tarrant County202
Totals542983

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin14014
Cincinnati101
El Paso 303
Florida202
Houston189
Jacksonville022
Permian Basin*055
RGV542983
San Antonio264975
Louisiana246
Tarrant County303
Totals10697203

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin13316
Cincinnati303
El Paso 448
Houston9817
Jacksonville011
Louisiana235
Permian Basin*134
RGV99178277
San Antonio56113169
Tampa Bay213
Tarrant County707
Totals196314510

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin303060
Cincinnati101
El Paso 91928
Houston121527
Jacksonville000
Permian Basin*81422
RGV156278434
San Antonio58168226
Louisiana82331
Tampa Bay235
Tarrant County12012
Totals296550846

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin15621
Cincinnati000
El Paso 102232
Tampa101
Houston71623
Jacksonville101
Permian Basin*51823
RGV102131233
San Antonio45110155
Louisiana101020
Tarrant County808
Totals204313517

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin819
Cincinnati101
El Paso 21820
Florida101
Houston71118
Jacksonville000
Permian Basin*033
RGV996105
San Antonio321648
Louisiana426
Tarrant County404
Totals15857215

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin505
Cincinnati000
El Paso 606
Florida000
Houston134
Jacksonville101
Permian Basin*202
RGV64064
San Antonio17320
Louisiana101
Tarrant County303
Totals1006106

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin707
Cincinnati000
El Paso 909
Florida101
Houston707
Jacksonville000
Permian Basin*000
RGV39039
San Antonio16016
Southern Louisiana101
Tarrant County404
Totals84084

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin11011
Cincinnati000
El Paso 404
Florida101
Houston303
Permian Basin*000
Jacksonville101
RGV30030
San Antonio606
Southern Louisiana101
Tarrant County101
Totals58058

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin303
Cincinnati000
El Paso 303
Florida000
Houston404
Permian Basin*303
RGV14014
San Antonio909
Southern Louisiana101
Tarrant County101
Totals38038

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

RegionStaff CasesStudent CasesTotal Reportable Cases
Austin101
El Paso 000
Houston000
Permian Basin*000
RGV101
San Antonio000
Louisiana000
Tarrant County000
Florida000
Cincinnati000
Totals202

*Note: Travis ES staff and student cases are included here but will not be reflected in the TEA or DSHS reports, as Travis ES is listed under Midland ISD.

*Data is updated each week on Tuesday by end of day.

**The tables are NOT cumulative; they indicate new cases during that time period. Note: we only report positive cases on campus. 

COVID-19 Reporting FAQ

Ensuring the health and safety of our Team & Family is a top priority at IDEA Public Schools, and we believe it is best to operate with an abundance of caution and transparency at this time. This is a chart of the number of positive cases of COVID-19 among students and staff who have been on campus for a specific week. You can search for a specific region, sort within each column, and access data for specific weeks. We report this information to the state on a weekly basis; they are monitoring the number of positive cases across school districts in all states and update on the state’s health services website.

If there is a positive student or staff case on campus, staff and families are notified.

Finally, based on the contact tracing process and consultation with the local health department, we may inform additional staff members and families that they need to quarantine for 14 days as recommended by the local health department. Due to HIPAA considerations, we are cannot share more details about the individual’s diagnosis, but rest assured we are taking the proper steps to protect our students and staff from any potential spread.

It takes a community and collective effort to protect each other. We all play a role in keeping ourselves, our loved ones, and our Team & Family safe. This means that all of us must follow the expert-recommended health and safety protocols:

  • Monitor your health daily and stay alert for symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Stay home if you are sick and follow CDC guidelines.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick or anyone outside your immediate household. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid and limit being exposed the virus.
  • Use recommended resources like the CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker to determine when to seek testing or medical care.
  • Immediately contact the school if you are awaiting test results or receive a lab-confirmed positive test result, or if you have been in close contact with someone who is awaiting results or is a positive case. It is important for the communication among all of us to be transparent and informative.

You can access our most up-to-date information and resources, our health and safety protocols, and links to the CDC.

Our Student Application is now Open!

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year for Ohio, Florida, and the majority of Texas schools. Whether you are new to IDEA or have a new sibling coming to IDEA, be sure to submit your application.