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Health Services

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 heather.sauer@dumasisd.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.

 

Immunizations


Immunization Information and Requirements 

Immunization Provider Locations 

Documentation of Hepatitis B Immunization

 

Flu


The flu can have a significant impact on an educational setting, so it is crucial to have access to flu information and resources year round. Visit www.TexasFlu.org for more information on the flu and the flu vaccine.  This website features helpful resources, educational material and a "Flu Vaccine Finder" map to help find flu shot providers. The CDC also has unlimited resources, information and preventative tips for protecting yourself and others against the flu.  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/index.html

 

Medication Regulations


Information on regulations for administering medication at school for all grade levels.

Link to Medication Regulation (FFAC-R)

 

Meningitis


The following information can help you identify the symptoms and help prevent the spread of meningitis.

Link to Meningitis Information PDF

 

Physical Activity


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:
EHAB (Legal)
EHAC (Local)

 

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 number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education 
  • Curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2 diabetes through coordination of health education; physical education and physical activity; nutrition services; parental involvement; and instruction to prevent the use of tobacco.
  • Appropriate grade levels and methods of instruction for human sexuality instruction.
  • Strategies for integrating the curriculum components in a coordinated school health program 

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.

Minutes from Meetings:   May 30, 2018  |   May 10, 2018   |   April 19, 2018

 

Tobacco Products


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:
GKA (Legal)
FNCD (Legal)
DH (Legal and Local)
Student Code of Conduct

 

Vending Machines


Food & drink vending machines are not allowed on district property except for machines used in the district's foodservices program. (COC-R1)



 

District Calendar

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Contact Information

Dumas ISD
421 W. 4th Street
P.O. Box 615
Dumas, Texas 79029
Phone: (806) 935-6461
Fax: (806) 935-6275