From the Shiner ISD Health Office
Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year
Sick Day Guidelines
Unsure if your child should stay home? Refer to the Sick Day Guidelines
If your child becomes ill and doesn’t feel well enough to take part in school, as parents or guardians, you should keep your child home until the symptoms improve. This also can help to prevent the spread of the illness to others at school.
These are some of the examples of when your child should be kept home:
- Active diarrhea – three or more times in 24 hours
- Active vomiting
- Fever equal to 100.0 F or greater
- Fever with headache, body aches, earache, sore throat
- Pink eye symptoms (redness, itching, drainage, crusty, light sensitivity, etc.)
- Undiagnosed or unknown rash (a rash that has not been seen or treated by a health care provider)
- Rash/Sores with drainage that cannot be contained under a bandage (seek further medical attention by your healthcare provider)
- If antibiotic treatment is needed, your child should remain home for the first full 24 hours of medication
- Has symptoms that keep your child from participating in school, such as:
- Very tired
- Persistent cough or frequent sneezing
- 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 upset stomach. Call your child’s doctor if your child has these symptoms. A special test is needed to know if it is strep throat
- Please screen for COVID symptoms before sending to school
REMEMBER THE 24 HOUR RULE:
FEVER: Keep your child home until his or her FEVER has been gone WITHOUT medicine for 24 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow recovery and can make others sick. If your child has been sent home with a fever, they cannot return to school the next day.
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 antibiotic for anything like ear infection or strep throat.
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 Epinephrine Auto-Injector, please print and complete the Allergy Action Plan Form. 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.
- 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.
- The Health Office must be aware that the child has a medication with him/her.
Shiner ISD Health Forms
State law requires students in Texas schools to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Getting your child vaccinated not only protects your child’s health, but also that of the community.
Admission to a school is not allowed until records are produced showing (1) that the child has been immunized in accordance with the rules; (2) the child has an exemption from immunization requirements on file with the school in accordance with the rules; or (3) that the child is entitled to provisional enrollment.
For more information about Texas minimum immunization requirements and exemptions for students, please click on the following links:
DSHS Immunization Chart
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
- Health services
- Family and community involvement
- Healthy school environment
- Health promotion for school staff
SHAC Membership Application
SHAC Meeting Agendas and Minutes
SHAC Triennial Assessment
Sick Day Guidelines