The Dumas ISD Health Services Department is under the direction of Heather Sauer, R.N. She can be contacted by phone at (806) 935-4151 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School health personnel provide support to students, schools, parents and the community in health-related activities. Program emphasis is on protecting students from health hazards and threats to personal safety, disease and infection prevention, promotion of immunizations, routine health care, healthy lifestyles, and monitoring program compliance. The program is designed to assure a safe, healthy environment that is conducive to learning and to provide professional care for those who become ill or injured while at school.
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Information on regulations for administering medication at school for all grade levels.
The following information can help you identify the symptoms and help prevent the spread of meningitis.
These policies have been adopted to ensure elementary school and junior high school students engage in at least the amount and level of physical activity required by Section 28.002(1) of the Education Code:
School Health Advisory Council
Texas State Law requires that the board of trustees of each school district establish a local School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). The purpose of the committee is to ensure that community values are reflected in the health education curriculum and other school health issues. Senate Bill 1357 expanded the duties of the council to include recommending strategies for integrating school health services, counseling and guidance services, a safe school environment, and school employee wellness into the school’s health curriculum.
The SHAC duties include recommending:
The Dumas Independent School District’s School Health Advisory Council is comprised of parents of students enrolled in the district, and district employees. The council meets a minimum of four times each year. To obtain more information about the council, contact the council chairperson, Frankie Blue at (806) 935-6774.
The following policies and procedures have been adopted that prescribe penalties for the use of tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored or school-related activities:
DH (Legal and Local)
Student Code of Conduct
Food & drink vending machines are not allowed on district property except for machines used in the district's foodservices program. (COC-R1)