From the Shiner ISD Health Office
Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year
I will be using the Remind App for communication this school year in addition to email and phone calls. Please email the School Nurse for instructions on how to sign up for the Remind App in order to send and receive messages from the School Health Office.
Sick Day Guidelines
Unsure if your child should stay home? Refer to the Sick Day Guidelines
- Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school if the child has COVID-19 symptoms or is test-confirmed with COVID-19, until the conditions for re-entry are met
- For children with symptoms, at least 5 days have passed since symptom onset, and *fever free, and other symptoms have improved
- Children who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms must stay home until at least 5 days after the day they were tested.
- Please notify the school nurse immediately if test-confirmed positive for COVID-19 and/or Flu
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.
If your child will need medication at school, please print the Medication Administration Request Form, or the appropriate form for your child's medical condition (such as asthma, food allergies, diabetes, seizures) under the Shiner ISD Health Forms and have your healthcare provider complete, sign, and return it.
- 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:
CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) is a TEA approved Coordinated School Health Program designed to promote physical activity, healthy food choices, and prevent tobacco use in elementary school aged children. By teaching children that eating healthy and being physically active every day can be FUN, the CATCH Program has proved that establishing healthy habits in childhood can promote behavior change that carry into adulthood.
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. The SISD SHAC has at least four meetings per school year, please see below for the dates, times, and location of the meetings.
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 Meeting - Audio Recordings
SHAC Triennial Assessment
Sick Day Guidelines