School Health Advisory Council
Mandated by Texas law, a council is appointed by each district to give advice on school health programs and their effect on student health and learning.
SHAC Committee Members:
All meetings are open to the public and will be held at the high school campus in room 10 (just inside the front entrance doors).
When not to send your child to school
Students should not attend school if:
- The student has fever. The student may return to school after having a normal temperature for at least 24 hours while not taking any fever reducing medications (ex. Tylenol or Motrin).
- Antibiotics are prescribed. The student may return to school after taking the antibiotics for a minimum of 24 hours and without a temperature over 100 degrees for at least 24 hours without taking any fever reducing medications.
- They seem tired/lethargic, pale, with little appetite, and generally “not him/herself”.
- The student is vomiting. The student may return to school approximately 24 hours after symptoms resolve, and is able to tolerate a normal diet.
- The student has diarrhea. The student may return to school approximately 24 hours after symptoms resolve, and is able to tolerate a normal diet.
- The student has an undiagnosed rash. A rash may be indicative of many things, frequently of illnesses that are contagious. Therefore, a student will be excluded from school until a physician evaluates and determines the nature and contagiousness of the rash. A note is required from the physician upon return to school.
- The student has severe cold symptoms, upper respiratory infection, a persistent cough, a runny nose that they cannot manage by themselves &/or contain with tissues, or other symptoms that would interfere with effective school participation.
- The student is diagnosed with a communicable disease or illness. (ex: Influenza, Pneumonia, Strep Throat, Pertussis, head lice, Chicken Pox (Varicella), impetigo, scabies). Please contact your school nurse before sending your child back to school. 432-457-0091
Remember the 24 Hour rule of thumb!