To protect the health of all students and staff, proof of immunizations is required at enrollment. Students new-to-district will need to present their shot record at registration. A current list of required immunizations can be found here (http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm#schools). Besides the required immunizations, there are several recommended immunizations. A list of recommended immunizations can be found here (http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm#schools). For an immunization record to be valid, it must contain the signature or stamp of the physician or clinic where the immunization(s) was/were given. Immunizations records from other schools are accepted as well. There are several clinics in the area that provide low cost immunizations to students with Medicaid or no health insurance. A partial list is located here (list of area immunization clinics). Students with CHIPS or private insurance can receive immunizations through their primary care physician.
Once enrolled, parents/guardians will be contacted if or when additional immunizations are needed to comply with state law. Two attempts to notify parents/guardians are made. Students are given two weeks to comply. Failure to comply will result in unexcused absence(s) or withdrawal from school.
Immunizations are an important part of your child’s medical history. Parents/guardians should keep the original immunization record in a safe place.