O'Connor Courtyard view on a sunny day.


O'Connor has 2 amazing nurses that do their best to keep O'Connor healthy, Jeanette Mather and Eboni Graves.  They can be reached at 210-397-4809 or by email at jeanette.mather@nisd.net and eboni.graves@nisd.net.  

If you or your student have been diagnosed with COVID or feel that you have symptoms please contact our nurses at the above number for guidance. 

Please contact the nurses if your student has medications that need to be maintained on campus. 

Free COVID Testing: Free COVID-19 testing is available at Farris Stadium, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Schedule an appointment here. The testing kiosk is located at the ticket booth on the east side (visitors side) of the stadium. Test results are available within 24 to 48 hours.

Need a free COVID vaccine?

Anyone interested in receiving their second (or first) COVID vaccine can do so at their local NISD middle and high school. The vaccine is free and available for anyone 12 years old and up. The Pfizer vaccine will be available:

High Schools:

Sept. 2: Stevens HS from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Middle Schools:

Sept. 2: Neff & Pease middle schools from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Sept. 2: Luna MS from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sept. 3: Hector Garcia MS from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sept. 7:  Connally & Stevenson middle schools from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sept. 8: Folks MS from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 9: Rayburn MS from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sept. 9: Ross MS from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

It is time for families to start updating their children’s immunizations in order to be prepared for the first day of school on August 23. Some students may not have the requisite number of shots and not know it due to the state increasing the number of shots required at various grade levels. (Note: Hepatitis A is now required for all grade levels.)

University Health System is offering a convenient way for parents to stay up-to-date with their child’s immunizations. They will dispatch a mobile clinic to multiple campuses in August. Click here for a list of dates and locations for the mobile clinics.

Contact the Health Services Department at 210-397-3551 with questions.

Here is more district immunization information https://www.nisd.net/news/update-your-childs-immunizations

COVID-19 Information for Parents/Guardians Fall 2021

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Fever or chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty
  • New loss of taste or smell


  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Nausea or vomiting

How do I communicate with the school if my child has seasonal allergies, chronic migraines, gastrointestinal issues, asthma, etc.?

  1. If there is a medical history of these symptoms, please provide a Dr.’s note to the school nurse for documentation. Students will be assessed by the school nurse to determine if there is a change in the student’s normal baseline.

What procedure will be followed if my student shows symptoms of COVID-19 while at school?

  1. Students showing symptoms of illness will be assessed by the school nurse and monitored until they can be picked up by their parent/guardian.
  2. School nurses have the ability to perform COVID-19 rapid testing for students whose parents/guardians have given consent to do so.
  3. Students with symptoms who are not wearing a mask at the time of arrival to the clinic will be offered a mask to wear and the parent/guardian will be notified.

What do I do if my student is sent home from school with a fever (100.0 degrees or greater) and/or any other symptoms of COVID-19?

  1. Contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
  2. If the student has symptoms of COVID-19, and is not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, the student should not return to school until after at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Additionally, at least 24 hours must have passed since the student had a fever (without fever reducing medications) and the student has had improvement of additional symptoms (cough, etc.). These three criteria should be met for readmittance on campus.
  3. If the student is evaluated and is diagnosed with another condition, the student may return to school prior to 10 days with a healthcare provider’s note. The student must also be fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. A COVID-19 test is not required if an alternate diagnosis is received from the provider.

When can my student return to school after being diagnosed with, and/or testing positive for COVID-19?

  1. Three criteria must be met for readmittance on campus: 1) at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared 2) at least 24 hours have passed since the student had a fever (without fever reducing medications)  3) the student has had improvement of additional symptoms (cough, etc.).
  2.  If the student has tested positive or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 but has not had any symptoms, at least 10 days must have passed since the date of the positive test/diagnosis.

What do I do if my student is a close contact to a person with COVID-19 and has not been vaccinated? 

  1. Contact your healthcare provider for testing and symptom guidance.
  2. If the student is asymptomatic, parents may choose to quarantine their child but are not required to do so .
  3. Quarantine is necessary for a student who is a household member of someone who has tested positive. Please contact your school nurse for any questions.
  4. It is important to monitor for symptoms to include checking temperature twice a day.

Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine if exposed to a positive case as long as they are not having any symptoms themselves.

Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after they received their final dose.

Vaccinated individuals with exposure to a positive case and having symptoms will need to complete a 10-day isolation period unless they have a physician's note to clear them to return sooner. Per guidance from the local health department, a negative PCR alone will not suffice for them to return sooner.

Travel Guidelines for unvaccinated individuals:

No quarantine is necessary for domestic or international travel as long as there is no history of exposure and the individual is not exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.

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