- Meet the PISD Health Coordinator
- Current Health News around PISD
- PISD Health Guidelines for Being Sent Home / Should My Child Stay Home?
- General Health Information
- Asthma, Seizures, Diabetes, Allergies (Food & Others)
- Authorization for Medicine Administration At School
- Medical Links & Community Resources
- Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
- Risks of E-cigarettes & Vaping
- COVID 19
Meet the PISD Health Coordinator
District Health Coordinator
Peaster High School
817-341-5000 ext. 2022
PROTOCOLS FOR REPORTED ILLNESS
- Medically confirmed illness: physician orders must be followed
- Non-medically confirmed illness: must be symptom free for 24 consecutive hours WITHOUT the use of medication before returning to school
FLU VACCINATION CLINIC
Parker County Hospital District typically provides a flu vaccination clinic to Peaster ISD. Consent forms can be found below, as well as at each campus.
Flu season is October - April. Start protecting yourself now by not sharing personal items, such as: clothing, blankets, food, and drinks. Be sure to wash your hands and cover all coughs & sneezes. As a preventive measure, please keep all blankets at home. Students will not be able to carry them inside the school building.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, AND YOUR STUDENT IS IN NEED OF AN EYE EXAM AND GLASSES, PLEASE VISIT WITH YOUR CAMPUS NURSE OR COUNSELOR
IF YOU HAVE ANY PRESCRIPTION EYEGLASSES THAT YOU NO LONGER NEED OR USE, PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING THEM TO THE WEATHERFORD NOON LIONS CLUB. YOU MAY DO SO BY DROPPING OFF WITH YOUR CAMPUS NURSE.
Peaster ISD Current News
We have recently added 2 new AED's (Automated External Defibrillators) to our district, which makes 8 AED's now available throughout the district. Locations are: elementary nurse office, middle school gym, high school nurse office, high school gym, high school weight room, Ag shop, concession stand, and 1 is also carried by the athletic trainer.
Please keep your child home if they are sick. The child must be fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication such as Motrin or Tylenol.
Scoliosis screening will be done twice for girls: once at age 10 & once at age 12, or in the fall semester of grade 5 & grade 7. Screening for boys will be done once: at age 13 or 14, or in the fall semester of grade 8. Affidavits for religious exemption can be found at your students campus.
Hearing & Vision screenings will be done by the Parker County Hospital District sometime during the year for the following required grades: Kinder, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th. Please check with your campus nurse for additional information.
If your child has a chronic medical condition such as but not limited to asthma, diabetes, food allergies, heart problems....we will request an emergency plan/individualized health plan from the physician to better care for your child while at school.
Peaster ISD Immunization Requirements
Documentation of each student’s immunizations must be current in accordance with Texas Administrative Code, Title 25 Health Services, Sections 97.61 to 97.72. Proof of immunizations may be established by personal records from a licensed physician or public health clinic. Any student who has not provided documentation of current immunization status will not receive their semester schedules until documentation has been provided. A copy of your student’s most current vaccination record may be obtained from the campus health office.
Vaccinations may be obtained from private health care providers. Vaccinations may also be obtained at the Parker County Hospital District from 7:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. No appointment is needed, but a current shot record is required. The Texas Dept. of State Health Services will also be providing vaccine clinics at various locations in Parker County each month. Please call the numbers provided below for additional information.
Parker County Hospital District - (817) 458-3254. Their address is 1130 Pecan Street in Weatherford. They are open M-F 7:00am - 5:30pm, and closed 12-1 for lunch. No appointment is needed.
Texas Department of State Health Services – (940) 325 - 7844. Their address is 4113B Hwy 108E in Mineral Wells. Appointment is required.
Students with Medical Exemptions:
Parent/guardian must present a certificate/statement signed by a licensed physician, stating that for medical reasons the immunization required poses a significant risk to health and well – being of the student or member of the student’s family or household. This certificate must be renewed yearly unless the physician specifies a life-long condition. For further information, see http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm.
Students with Reasons of Conscience:
For exemptions based on reasons of conscience, only official forms issued by the Texas Dept. of State Health Services (DSHS), Immunization Branch, will be honored by the district. This form may be obtained by writing the DSHS Immunization Branch (MC 1946), P.O. Box 149347, Austin, Texas 78714 or online https://co-request.dshs.texas.gov/. If the parent is seeking an exemption for more than one student in the family, a separate form must be provided for each student. This certificate must be renewed every 2 years.
No appointment is needed, but a current shot record is required.
Parker County Hospital District
1130 Pecan Street, Weatherford
Hours M-F 7-5:30 (Closed for lunch 12-1)
Please call if you have any questions.
Peaster ISD Guidelines for Being Sent Home
Students WILL be sent home for any of the following reasons:
- Temperature of 100 or greater. Please note the student will need to be fever free for 24 hours prior to returning to school, without the use of fever-reducing medication.
- Non-induced vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Undiagnosed rash.
- Head lice- Please note the student will be required to be reassessed by the health office the following morning prior to the beginning of the school day with a parent.
- Unilateral or bilateral eye redness with drainage and/or dried crust
- Ringworm of the scalp
*Please note these are guidelines. Your child may be sent home for reasons other than the ones stated above.
PICKING YOUR CHILD UP
– The parent will be expected to come for the child within one hour or a reasonable time agreed upon with the nurse or school personnel. In the event the parent/guardian or designated contact cannot be reached, a parent conference may be held at the earliest opportunity to establish correct contact numbers, school district expectations, and parental responsibilities.
Should My Child Stay Home?
A student may return to school after being excluded for communicable disease by submitting a physician’s note stating that the student does not currently have signs or symptoms of a communicable disease or that the disease is not communicable in a childcare or school setting (25 Texas Administrative Code §97.7(d)) or by readmission criteria as established by the commissioner of health (see below). The criteria for exclusion and re-admission for communicable conditions are listed below and can also be found in 25 Texas Administrative Code §97.7(b):
1. Amebiasis—exclude until treatment is initiated
2. Campylobacteriosis—exclude until diarrhea and fever subside
3. Chickenpox—exclude until after seven days from onset of rash, except in the case of immunocompromised individuals who should not return until all blisters have crusted over (may be longer than seven days)
4. Common cold—exclude until fever subsides
5. Conjunctivitis, bacterial and/or viral—exclude until written permission and/or permit is issued by a physician or local health authority
6. Fever—exclude until fever subsides
7. Fifth disease (erythema infectiosum)—exclude until fever subsides
8. Gastroenteritis, viral—exclude until diarrhea subsides
9. Giardiasis—exclude until diarrhea subsides
10. Head lice (pediculosis)—exclude until one medicated shampoo or lotion treatment has been given
11. Hepatitis, viral, Type A—exclude until one week after onset of illness
12. Impetigo—exclude until treatment has begun
13. Infectious mononucleosis—exclude until physician decides or fever subsides
14. Influenza—exclude until fever subsides
15. Measles (rubeola)—exclude until four days after rash onset. In the case of an outbreak, unimmunized children should also be excluded for at least two weeks
after last rash onset occurs.
16. Meningitis, bacterial—exclude until written permission and/or permit is issued by a physician or local health authority
17. Meningitis, viral—exclude until fever subsides
18. Mumps—exclude until five days after the onset of swelling
19. Pertussis (whooping cough)—exclude until completion of five days of antibiotic therapy
20. Ringworm of the scalp—exclude until treatment has begun
21. Rubella (German measles)—exclude until seven days after rash onset. In the case of an outbreak, children who are not immunized should be excluded for at least three weeks after last rash onset occurs.
22. Salmonellosis—exclude until diarrhea and fever subside
23. Scabies—exclude until treatment has begun
24. Shigellosis—exclude until diarrhea and fever subside
25. Streptococcal sore throat and scarlet fever—exclude until 24 hours from time antibiotic treatment was begun and fever subsided
26. Tuberculosis, pulmonary—exclude until antibiotic treatment has begun and a physician’s certificate or health permit obtained
Preventing the Spread of Flu
It is not too late to get a flu shot! Please protect yourself and others by getting your shot today. You may visit your family physician, any CareNow, most pharmacies, Parker County Hospital District, and the health department. Remember, flu season is October - April, with peak typically between November & February.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze in your upper sleeve, not your hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze! Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
Avoid touching the eyes, nose, or mouth.
Try to avoid contact with people who are sick.
Avoid sharing personal items, such as: clothing, blankets, drinks, food, etc. This will help to prevent the spread of illnesses/germs to other students.
SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR
- Fever or chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle/body aches
- Some may have vomiting or diarrhea (more common in children)
***It's important to note not everyone with flu will have a fever***
***Please monitor closely if your child exhibits any of these symptoms***
Stay home if you are sick.
Follow the link below for Proper hand hygiene
In order to best care for your children, students with a known history of asthma are asked to have the Emergency Asthma Plan completed by their physician. Forms should be returned to the campus health office once completed along with any medications needed to fulfill physicians directives.
Please contact Kim Barry, RN with any questions or concerns at 817-341-5000 ext. 2022
In order to best care for your children, students with a known history of seizures are asked to have the below information sheets completed by their physician. Forms should be returned to the campus health office once completed along with any medications needed to fulfill physicians directives.
Please contact Kim Barry, RN with any questions or concerns at 817-341 - 5000 ext 2022.
In order to best care for your children, students with a known history of diabetes are asked to have the below information sheet completed by their physician. Forms should be returned to the campus health office once completed along with any medications needed to fulfill physician directives.
Please contact Kim Barry, RN with any questions or concerns 817-341-5000 ext. 2022
Food Allergies & Other Allergies
In order to best care for your children, students with a known history of severe allergic reactions are asked to have the below information sheet completed by their physician. Forms should be returned to the campus health office once completed along with any medications needed to fulfill physicians directives.
Please contact Kim Barry, RN with any questions or concerns at 817-341 - 5000 ext 2022
Medication Administration at School Authorization
This form must be completed and returned in order for your student to be given medication at school. All medication is to be kept in the nurses office.
Crisis Line 817-599-9337, 1-800-772-5987
Center of Hope-817-594-0266 www.centerofhopetx.com
Child Protective Services-1-800-252-5400 www.txabusehotline.org
Cook Children’s Hospital-817-885-40000 www.cookchildrens.org
Grace House-817-599-4700 https://www.gracehouseministries.net
Immtrac Immunization Registry www.immtrac.tdh.state.tx.us
Manna INC 817-599-6569 www.mannastorehouse.org
Medical City Weatherford 682-582-1000 www.medicalcityweatherford.com
Parker County Hospital District 817-341-2520 www.parkercountyhd.org
Parker County Sheriff 817-594-8845 www.parkercountysheriff.net
Pecan Valley Center for Behavioral Health 817-599-7634 www.pvmhmr.org/
Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222 www.poisoncontrol.org
Student Health Advisory Council
The Student Health Advisory Council assists the district in meeting the requirements set forth by the TEA for the eight components of the coordinated school health model. The SHAC assists the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the health education program. The SHAC meets during the school year to address the continued implementation of the following components:
- Health Education
- Physical Education
- Health Services
- Nutrition Services
- Healthy School Environment
- Staff Health Promotion
- Family/Community Involvement
***IF YOUR CHILD EXHIBITS ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS, PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTIONS AND MONITOR THEM CLOSELY***
SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle/body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting