From the Shiner ISD Health Office

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year
 
 
Important Information:

1.  If your child will need medication at school, please print the Medication Administration Request Form and have your healthcare provider complete, sign, and return it. 

2.  If your child has a food allergy and/or has an EpiPen or Auvi-Q, please print and complete the Allergy Packet. The Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs Form must be completed by a physician for food related accommodations in school.

3.  If your child has asthma and will need an inhaler at school, please print, complete and return the Asthma Action Plan Form. 
 
4.  If your child will self-carry their emergency medication (Inhaler, EpiPen, Auvi-Q, Diabetic Meds), please print the appropriate Self-Carry Form and return to school. This form must be signed by your healthcare provider. The Health Office must be aware that the child has a medication with him/her.
If your child is in 7th grade or older and participates in sports and/or other activities, we highly recommend that your child self-carry their emergency medication.
 
5.  Please inform the Health Office of any changes in your child's health throughout the year. 

Please call me or email me with any questions or concerns.
Looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Debbie Aman
Shiner ISD School Nurse
Phone:  361-594-3251  Ext. 366
Fax:  361-594-8106
amand@shinerisd.net
 
Daily screening requirements for students prior to arriving on campus.
Have they recently begun experiencing any of the following in a way that is not normal for them?
  • Feeling feverish (temperature equal to 100.0 F or greater)
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • shortness of breath
  • headache
  • chills
  • sore throat
  • significant muscle pain or ache
  • diarrhea
  • Have you been in close contact with a Covid-19 positive person in the last 14 days?
*If the answer is yes, do NOT send your child to school that day. 

Sick Day Guidelines

Should I keep my child home or send him or her to school?

School policy requires a child to stay home if he or she:

  • Has a fever (temperature equal to 100.0 F or greater)
  • Has been vomiting or has diarrhea
  • Has symptoms that keep your child from participating in school, such as:
    • Very tired or poor appetite
    • Cough that he or she cannot control or sneezing often
    • Headache, body aches, or earache
    • Sore Throat—a little sore throat is ok for school, but a bad sore throat could be strep throat, even if there is no fever. Other signs of strep throat in children are a headache and stomach upset, or rash. Call your doctor if your child has these signs. A special test is needed to know if it is strep throat.
  • Please notify the school nurse if your child tests positive for the flu, strep, or is being tested for COVID-19.
  • If your child is sent home with Covid-19 symptoms, please follow the Covid Return to School Guidelines. Your child will be sent home with the guidelines if it is indicated.

 

Remember the 24 hour Rule

  • FEVER: Keep your child home until his or her FEVER has been gone WITHOUT medicine for 24 hrs.  Returning to school too soon may slow recovery and make others sick.
  •  VOMITING OR DIARRHEA: Keep your child home for 24 hours after the LAST time he or she vomited or had diarrhea.
  •  ANTIBIOTICS: Keep your child home until 24 hours after the FIRST dose of antibiotics for anything like ear infection or strep.

Shiner ISD Health Forms

Bacterial Meningitis Information

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

 

Texas requires every independent school district to have a School Health Advisory Council.  A SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community appointed by the school district to provide advice on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning.  The School Health Advisory Council serves exclusively in an advisory role, assisting the district in ensuring that local community values and health issues are reflected in the district’s health education instruction.

 

Shiner ISD is proud to have an active SHAC with members consisting of SISD parents, healthcare professionals, representatives of the community, and school personnel.    

 

The components of a Coordinated School Health Program include:

  • Nutrition services
  • Physical education
  • Health education
  • Counseling
  • Health services
  • Family and community involvement
  • Healthy school environment
  • Health promotion for school staff

               

SHAC Triennial Assessment