Health Office Forms:
If your child has a health concern that requires medication or action during the school year, have your doctor complete the health care plans, medication forms, and/or food allergy information. Please return the forms to your child’s campus before the first day of school. New forms, including medication, food allergies, and health care plans are needed to be on file for each school year. Last year’s forms are NOT valid for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If your child’s health condition changes at any time during the school year, please let us know.
We must have the ORIGINAL form signed by the physician. NO PHOTOCOPIES OR FAXES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Communicable Disease Management:
Communicable Disease Chart for Schools
Bacterial Meningitis Resources
Food Allergies in Schools
Food Allergies: What You Need To Know
Understanding Anaphylaxis and Allergies
HFISD Health Services Mission Statement
The nurse/nurse extenders of Hamshire Fannett Independent School District believe that our student’s health status has a direct impact on the ability for one to learn and meet educational goals. The school nurse is committed to lifelong learning. School nursing supports student success by providing health care through assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all children and staff within the school setting.
We believe that parents/guardians are primarily responsible for the care of their children. The obligations of the school health services are health appraisal of the child; informing and interpreting the results to the parents/guardians; encouraging, motivating and supporting their efforts to follow through on the recommendations of the educational and health teams to the end that each child may perform at his highest potential.
The success of our health services program will result in fewer student absences, improved quality of life, and improved health status, which can be measured by academic success.
The profession of nursing along with other areas of the health profession share the following goals:
- Promoting health for individual families and communities
- Care, comfort, and coordination of services to those clients experiencing acute, chronic, or terminal illnesses
- Collaboration with other members of the healthcare team or those concerned with the promotion of health.
- Serving as a client/patient advocate
School nurse/nurse extenders must be educationally trained and have personal qualifications to assume direct care and a responsible professional role in securing quality health care for the school-age children through collaboration with other health care providers, educators, and community resources.
Hamshire Fannett I.S.D. Health Services strive to provide learning experiences that will enable children to make intelligent decisions about personal, family, and community health. It is our goal to keep our students, staff, and community healthy and encourage a healthy learning environment!