All immunizations should be completed by the first date of attendance. The law requires that students be fully vaccinated against the specified diseases. A student may be enrolled provisionally if the student has an immunization record that indicates the student has received at least one dose of each specified age-appropriate vaccine required by this rule. To remain enrolled, the student must complete the required subsequent doses in each vaccine series on schedule and as rapidly as is medically feasible and provide acceptable evidence of vaccination to the school. A school nurse or school administrator shall review the immunization status of a provisionally enrolled student every 30 days to ensure continued compliance in completing the required doses of vaccination. If, at the end of the 30-day period, a student has not received a subsequent dose of vaccine, the student is not in compliance and the school shall exclude the student from school attendance until the required dose is administered.
View the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) website to get information on immunization requirements and schedules, exemption forms, and other forms and publications.
Mental Health Services
BSISD has recently signed a MOU with Texas Tech University Health Science Center to provide psychological and psychiatric services (including grief) to our students in need, free of charge. All that needs to be done initially is to start the referral process and obtain parent permission. There are two different programs that students may participate in:
The CATR program can provide services, including mental health doctors’ appointments and prescriptions for students while at school for students in 4-12th grade. The student would just step out of class at their appointment time and will participate (with parent) in the service at school. It is preferred that the parent be present (on campus) with the student while in the appointment, but they will make exceptions such as parent participating by phone as long as we have staff close by. One of the great things about this is there is minimal wait time and the majority of referrals are seen within a week from parent signature.
The other program is CPAN and this program is for students in grades K-12. This program does not take place during the school day. We will simply print off the CPAN flyer and send it home. The parent will then take the flyer to their PCP and they will process the referral.
Please reach out to your campus counselor or click on the links below if you would like more information about either program.
CATR: On campus support for students in grades 4th-12th struggling with changes in behavior, mood, relationships or experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-injury.
Child Psychiatry Access Network: Off campus support for students in grades K-12 who may be dealing with anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, grief, abuse, or other mental/behavioral health concerns.
This process will not take the place of calling mental health crisis in times of immediate concern.
Health Service Documents
West Texas Health & Human Services
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