Health & Wellness

At Farmersville ISD, the health and wellness of our students and staff is paramount. We strive to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all our students. With a registered nurse at each campus throughout Farmersville ISD, our students are cared for by a professional nurse to aid with a student's success. Our nurses act as a liaison between students, their families, our staff, and the healthcare community. They provide our students healthcare through assessments, interventions, and follow-ups as needed. It is truly the goal of Farmersville ISD to attend to the needs of our students anyway we can. 

When Should My Child Stay Home?
Please help us to provide a healthy and safe environment for all students by not sending your child to school if any of the following symptoms/signs have been present in the previous 24 hours.
  • Elevated temperature--100° or greater
  • Acute cold, sore throat, or persistent cough
  • Vomiting, nausea, or severe abdominal pain
  • Repeated diarrhea
  • Anything other than clear discharge from the nose or eyes resulting from contagious condition
  • Red, inflamed or discharging eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • Suspected scabies, impetigo, acute skin rashes, eruptions, any skin lesion in the weeping stage
  • Head lice
  • Lethargic behavior

There will be times when it is difficult to tell when your child is too ill to go to school. Sometimes there is the worry that he/she will miss important school work. Like adults, children have different tolerances for discomfort and illness. Even with a common cold, some are able to function fine while others are miserable. If your child is coughing continuously, he or she won’t be able to concentrate, and will disrupt others in the class. 

A day of rest at home combined with lots of fluids speeds recovery. If you decide to send your child to school when he or she is on the “borderline” of being ill, it is a good idea to call the school clinic or send a note to the teacher. Be sure to let the school know where you can be contacted in case your child’s condition worsens. If your child complains of headaches, stomachaches or frequently does not feel well, it is wise to mention it to your doctor. Also, it is common for children to have physical complaints when they are anxious about a test or an event—or even when they have realized that staying at home brings a little extra attention.


When Can My Child Return to School Regarding COVID-19?
In the case of an individual who is actively sick with COVID-19, is diagnosed with COVID-19, or is suspected of being sick with COVID-19, the individual may return to school when all three of the following criteria are met.
  • At least 24 hours fever FREE
  • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, etc.)
  • At least five days have passed since the symptoms have first appeared.


Health Policies

The following policies have been adopted to ensure that elementary school, middle school, and junior high school students engage in at least 30 minutes per day or 135 minutes per school week of physical activity:


FISD has adopted and enforces policies and procedures that prescribe penalties for the use of tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. 

Public Statements

  • Tatum Elementary School, Farmersville Intermediate School, Farmersville Junior High School, and Farmersville High School students will engage in at least the amount and level of physical activity required by Education Code 28.002(I).

  • Farmersville ISD does not have vending machines available to students except for the cafeteria which are restricted and comply with TEA and NEA requirements.

  • Results of annual Student Fitness Assessments (FitnessGram) are mailed and/or are sent home to parents with the student's final report card for those students required by law to take it. Parents, moreover, can request in writing their child's physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year.


School Health Advisory Council

What is a School Health Advisory council (SHAC)?

A SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, appointed by the school district to serve at the district level, to provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. It meets four times a year.


SHAC Contact is Nicole Hicks at 972-782-7251


For more information or for help with any questions you may have, please contact the registered nurse at your student's campus.