Meningitis Information for Students & Parents
Attendance Guidelines for Illness
Please help us to provide a healthy and safe environment for all students by not sending your child to school if any of these symptoms or signs have been present in the previous 24 Hours:
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 or she will miss important schoolwork. 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.
The Texas Department of Health State Services Immunization Webpage contains information about the procedures required to claim an exemption from the immunization requirements.
Seasonal and Novel H1N1 Flu: A Guide for Parents
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.
West Nile Virus
When outdoors, the Collin County Health Department recommends using insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient. The gold standard for mosquito repellent is DEET, which may be used on adults and children greater than two months of age. Other repellents recommended by the CDC for use against mosquitoes that may transmit WNV include picaridin, IR3535 and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-methanediol products. Oil of lemon eucalyptus products should not be used on children less than three years of age. Be sure to apply insect repellent only in accordance with the instructions on the product label.
Fact Sheet: Basic information
The 4 Ds: The most effective way to avoid contracting West Nile Virus
5 x 5: Keep the annoying pests away from your house and community by following these easy steps.
In response to the current Ebola concern, FISD is being pro-active in monitoring this situation. We continue to clean and sanitize daily all of our campuses and facilities. If we have an occurrence in our district, we will contact the County Health Department and other local, county, and state agencies and follow procedures established by them. As always encourage your children to wash their hands frequently with soap and water.
Influenza Activity in Collin County
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 Ginger Ketcher at 972-782-7251
Elementary school, intermediate school, jr high school, and 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.
Haley Hankins, RN
501 Hwy 78N
Farmersville, TX 75442
Ph. (972) 782-6202
Fax. (972) 782-7029
Aimee Howard, RN