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School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

What is SHAC?

SHAC is a group of individuals, representative of segments of the community, appointed by the school district to serve at the district level. They provide advice on coordinated school health programs and its impact on student health and learning.

Every independent school district is required by law to have a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC); of which, the majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the school district. (Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004 of the Texas Education code)

It is important to emphasize that SHAC provides advice and can only make recommendations to the District's Board of Trustees. They are not part of the paid administrative staff or structure of the schools; nor do they have legal responsibilities within the school district.

The Superintendent, Dr. Robert Lowry, is responsible for oversight of the District’s wellness policy and plan.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the SHAC Council, please contact Coolidge ISD at 254-786-4833.

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School Health Advisory Committee Members 2016-17
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CISD Faculty

Amy Isbell RN - Chair

Laci Lowry - Elementary Administrator

Justin Cox - Jr/Sr High Administrator

Parents

David Self

Annette Davis- Co-chair

Jeania McDade

Kim Finley

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2016-17 Meeting Schedule, Time and Location
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September 7, 2016 3:45pm at the Elementary Library

November 30, 2016 3:45pm at the Elementary Library

February 12, 2017 3:45pm at the Elementary Library

May 10, 2017 3:45pm at the Elementary Library

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Immunization Information
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Immunization Letter

Texas Department of State Health for Immunization Requirements

Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12

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Health Exclusions - Medications
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Click here Spanish Version

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the new school year!!!  There are a few things that you will need to know.  Hopefully this will help you get organized and ready for the school year.  Please use this as a check-off list for anything that applies to your student.

  1. All medications are to go to the nurse’s office to assure that we have what is needed by law.
  2. I must have signed permission from you every new school year.
  3. The medication label must be attached to the bottle and easy to read.
  4. The prescription must be for your student.
  5. If your student uses an inhaler, the inhaler must have a prescription label on it.  The pharmacy will do this if you let them know it will be kept at the school.  It must also be in the original inhaler box with a prescription label on it as well. 
  6. #5 applies to Epi Pens also.
  7. If you want your student to carry their own inhaler or epi pen on their person during the school day, I will need a letter from the doctor stating that your student is able to carry the inhaler/epi pen on them.  This indicates that the doctor and you as their parent are comfortable with them keeping up with the medication, administering the medication as needed and not sharing the medication with another student.  Not all students are this responsible yet; but if you feel your student is, I must have the information on file in the nurse’s office.
  8. If you want your student to have over the counter medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen etc…, you must provide these in the original bottle. As the school nurse I am not permitted by law to give meds to a student without the parent/guardian written permission or a prescription from the doctor.
  9. No medications will be transported daily by a student.  If your student has a medication to be sent home daily, an adult must bring it and pick it up. 

Thank you for your support.

Amy Isbell RN

School Nurse

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Spanish

Queridos Padres,

Bienvenidos al nuevo año escolar!!! Hay unas cosas que usted tendrá que saber. Esperamos que esto le ayude a  organizarze y a estar para el año escolar. Por favor use esto como una guia- de la lista para algo que se aplica a su estudiante.

 

1. Todas las medicaciones deben ir a la oficina de la enfermera para asegurar que tenemos lo que es necesario según la ley.

 2. Debio haber firmado el permiso cada año escolar nuevo.

 3. La etiqueta de medicación debe ser atada a la botella y fácil para leer.

4. La prescripción debe ser para el estudiante.

5. Si su estudiante usa un inhalador, el inhalador debe tener una etiqueta de prescripción en ello. La farmacia hará este si usted les dice que será guardado en la escuela. También debe estar en la caja de inhalador original con una etiqueta de prescripción en ello también. 
6. # 5 se aplica a plumas Epi también.

7. Si desea que su hijo/a use su propio inhalador o epi pen durante el día escolar, necesitaré una carta del médico que indique que el estudiante puede hacerlo ellos mismos. Esto indica que el médico y usted como sus padres se sienten cómodos con que ellos lo mantengan durante el día con ello, que la usen adecuadamente, según sea necesario y no compartir el medicamento con otro estudiante. No todos los estudiantes son responsables de esto; pero si usted siente que su hijo/a es, debo tener la información archivada en la oficina de la enfermeria.  
8. Si desea que al estudiante se le algun medicamentos como Tylenol o ibuprofeno, etc ..., debe enviar estos en el frasco original. Como enfermera de la escuela no me es permitido por la ley de dar medicamentos a un estudiante sin el  permiso del padre / tutor por escrito o una receta del médico.

9. Los medicamentos no podran ser  transportados diariamente por el estudiante. Si el estudiante tiene un medicamento para ser enviado a casa todos los días, un adulto debe llevarlo y recogerlo.

 

Gracias por tu apoyo.

 Amy Isbell RN

Enfermera de la escuela

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Other Parent Resources
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Managing Head Lice in School Settings and at Home

The Texas Department of Health Services has provided a wealth of information regarding managing pediculosis (lice) in the school setting and at home.  For your convenience we have uploaded several of their informative handouts on our documents portion of the health page.

Enterovirus D68

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released information for parents regarding the Enterovirus D68. They reccomend taking basic steps such as good handwashing to prevent your child from contracting or spreading this illness. 

Enterovirus Information


Flu Information

Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by influenza viruses.  There are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing.  The flu can be very dangerous for children.  Please see the attached flu guide for parents for more information on how to protect your child against the flu.

Flu Letter

The Flu: A Guide For Parents

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