Health and Safety

Nordheim ISD School Health Advisory Council

What is the Nordheim ISD School Health Advisory council (SHAC)?

A SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the Nordheim ISD 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.

SHACs provide an efficient, effective structure for creating and implementing age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders.

Benefits of Having a SHAC

1.      Addressing the health needs of students through the work of the SHAC, helps meet district performance goals and alleviates financial constraints.

2.      SHACs play an important role in communicating the connection between health and learning to school administrators, parents and community stakeholders.

3.      SHACs can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the health knowledge and skills children need to be healthy for a lifetime.

SHAC Laws

Every independent school system is required by law to have a School District Health Advisory Council; of which the majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the school district.  Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004 of the Texas Education Code at http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/ed.toc.htm details the specifics of this mandate.

Nordheim ISD local SHAC                                                       

We meet four times a year to discuss student health and learning.  If you would like to serve on this committee, please contact Mary Castillo or Elizabeth Wilson at 361-938-5211 or mcastillo@nordheimisd.org or ewilson@nordheimisd.org.

Physical Activity Requirements

Elementary School

The district will ensure that students in full-day prekindergarten–grade 5 engage in moderate or vigorous physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day or 135 minutes per week, in accordance with policies at EHAB, EHAC, EHBG, and FFA. For additional information on the district’s elementary school student physical activity programs and requirements, please see the principal.

Junior High/Middle School

The district will ensure that students in middle or junior high school will engage in 30 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity per day for at least four semesters, in accordance with policies at EHAB, EHAC, EHBG, and FFA. For additional information on the district’s junior high and middle school student physical activity programs and requirements, please see the principal.

Temporary Restriction from Participation in Physical Education

Students who are temporarily restricted from participation in physical education will not actively participate in skill demonstration but will remain in class to learn the concepts of the lessons.

Physical Fitness Assessment (Grades 3–12)

Annually, the district will conduct a physical fitness assessment of students in grades 3–12 who are enrolled in a physical education course or a course for which physical education credit is awarded. At the end of the school year, a parent may submit a written request to Carlton Williams, Athletic Director to obtain the results of his or her child’s physical fitness assessment conducted during the school year.

Cuero Health Department is available for vaccines and flu shots.  It is located at 115 N. Gonzales Suite B, Cuero, TX.   You may schedule an appointment by calling 361.275.0920.

Link for information about exemption and how to obtain an affidavit.

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/exemptions.aspx