Some illnesses or conditions require that a student be excluded from school until symptom free. Students with any of the following symptoms must be excluded from school:
2. Undetermined rash over any part of the body
3. Nausea and vomiting, or diarrhea
4. Sore throat with fever or swollen neck
5. Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)- your child can attend school 24 hours after starting medical treatment
Vaccines, including the doses required, may vary in Texas from other states/countries. The requirements are most likely to affect your child if he or she has never attended school in Texas or is entering kindergarten or seventh grade, though students entering other grade levels may be impacted as well.
It is recommended that students receive the influenza vaccine for admission to school.
Please take special note of these requirements specifically:
7th - grade Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (3 dose primary series)
8th-12th grade Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (3 dose primary series)
7th-12th grade Meningococcal (1 dose)
* Source: The provisions of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 97, Title 25 Health Services, adopted to be effective April 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 3188
The law allows parents/guardians to choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. The completed and returned form from the Texas DSHS must be submitted to the school nurse in order for the student to be admitted. The school will accept only the original official affidavit forms developed and issued by the Texas DSHS. The affidavit will be valid for two years.
Click on the link below to obtain the affidavit for con exemption:
Please note: In the case of an outbreak, an un-immunized child may be prohibited from school attendance.
Any form presented for conscientious objection to immunization must be presented before the student may start school and must be updated every two years by the anniversary date.
In accordance with Education Code 38.0151, Van Alstyne ISD has developed and implemented a food allergy management plan below.
Allergy and Anaphylaxis information developed by the Texas Department of State Health Services can be viewed on their website, including the Guidelines for the Care of Students with Food Allergies At-Risk for Anaphylaxis.