Many families are experiencing high levels of stress related to the current global pandemic. If you are concerned about your child's reactions, please make a mental health appointment with one of our highly trained mental health therapists (in-person or via telehealth) and check out the Helping Children Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic workbook, left.
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Coping with Covid
COVID-19 rapid tests are available for all Galveston ISD students and staff. The district has acquired Abbott Laboratories BinaxNOW testing kits from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and is partnering with Teen Health Center, Inc. to administer tests at Teen Health Center clinics located in schools throughout the district.
Any GISD student or staff member can make an appointment at a Teen Health clinic and get test results in 15 minutes, free of charge. GISD students and staff are welcome to make an appointment at clinics with direct exterior entrances: Collegiate Academy, Central Middle School, or Austin Middle School. Appointments will be scheduled as soon as possible, depending on availability. Ball High and MECC students and staff who become symptomatic at school may be seen at the clinic on their home campus, also depending on availability. To schedule an appointment, call 409-761-3530.
To receive a rapid COVID-19 test, a consent form must be completed by a parent or guardian. To expedite this process, we are asking all parents to log onto Skyward Family Access, go to online forms, and complete the COVID-19 Consent Form. Hard copies of the consent will be available at the clinics for a limited time.
Teen Health expects to receive its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in mid January. We will follow the State of Texas' guidelines for vaccination prioritization.
The state is currently in Phase 1A of vaccine distribution, which includes residents of long-term care facilities and front-line health care workers. Phase 1B will begin when the majority of people included in Phase 1A are vaccinated.
People in Phase 1B include:
Teen Health will post here when vaccine is available. If you qualify for Phase 1A or 1B, you may call for an appointment at that time.