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The goal of bus rider safety is to help provide a safe and enjoyable experience for students who ride the school bus.  Parents are responsible for reading and discussing the material with their child.  Riding a school bus is a privilege provided by the school district and should be treated as such.

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PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parent Involvement

Palacios Independent School District

Parent Involvement Policy

Statement of Purpose: Palacios ISD is committed to providing quality education for every student in our district. Palacios ISD believes that it takes a collaborative effort among parents, school and community to ensure the success of every student. 

Parents play an important role as the children’s first teachers, and their support for their children and for the school is critical to promote high achievement. Palacios ISD intends to include parents in all aspects of the district’s programs, with the goal of a home-school partnership that will help all students in the district succeed.

Parental Involvement in Developing the Policy: Palacios ISD District Education Improvement Committee (DEIC), consisting of parents, teachers, and community members, meets to develop the school district’s Parent Involvement Policy. The Parent Involvement Policy will be revised annually by the DEIC. It will be updated to reflect the changing needs of students, parents, and the school.

East Side Intermediate

Parent Involvement Policy

Statement of Purpose: Palacios ISD is committed to providing quality education for every student in our district. Palacios ISD believes that it takes a collaborative effort among parents, school and community to ensure the success of every student.

Parents play an important role as the children’s first teachers, and their support for their children and for the school is critical to promote high achievement. Palacios ISD intends to include parents in all aspects of the district’s programs, with the goal of a home-school partnership that will help all students in the

School-Parent Compacts: In accordance with Title I regulations, each campus shall develop jointly with, and make available to, parents of participating children a school-parent compact that is designed to increase the sharing of responsibility between families and schools for the high performance of students. Parent, teachers, and administrators who will be responsible for carrying out the compact should participate in its development.

Parents should discuss the compact with their child and sign. Every parent shall receive a copy of the school-parent compact from the campus his/her child is attending. The school-parent compacts will be available in both English and Spanish.

Parent Involvement on the Campus: In order to ensure the participation of parents and strengthen their role in the education of their child, the following will be available on the Intermediate

  1. East Side will provide training opportunities for parents, and will be offered at times of parent availability and will be sensitive to the language needs of parents.
  2. East Side will provide opportunities for parents to volunteer at varied school functions.
  3. East Side will provide opportunities for leadership training in order that parents may share in the process of decision-making, reviewing and amending campus goals. This will be provided through Campus Improvement Team.

Palacios Junior High School

Statement of Purpose: Palacios ISD is committed to providing quality education for every student in our district. Palacios ISD believes that it takes a collaborative effort among parents, school and community to ensure the success of every student.

Parents play an important role as the children’s first teachers, and their support for their children and for the school is critical to promote high achievement. Palacios ISD intends to include parents in all aspects of the district’s programs, with the goal of a home-school partnership that will help all students in the district succeed.

School-Parent Compacts: In accordance with Title I regulations, each campus shall develop jointly with, and make available to, parents of participating children a school-parent compact that is designed to increase the sharing of responsibility between families and schools for the high performance of students.

Parent, teachers, and administrators who will be responsible for carrying out the compact should participate in its development. Parents should discuss the compact with their child and sign. Every parent shall receive a copy of the school-parent compact from the campus his/her child is attending. The school-parent compacts will be available in both English and Spanish.

Parent Involvement on the Campus: In order to ensure the participation of parents and strengthen their role in the education of their child, the following will be available on the Junior High campus:

  1. Palacios Junior High will provide training opportunities for parents, and will be offered at times of parent availability and will be sensitive to the language needs of parents.
  2. Palacios Junior High will provide opportunities for parents to volunteer at varied school functions.
  3. Palacios Junior High School will provide opportunities for leadership training in order that parents may share in the process of decision-making, reviewing and amending campus goals. This will be provided through Campus Improvement Team.

Palacios High School

Parent Involvement Policy Statement of Purpose: Palacios ISD is committed to providing quality education for every student in our district. Palacios ISDbelieves that it takes a collaborative effort among parents, school and community to ensure the success of every student.

Parents play an important role as the children’s first teachers, and their support for their children and for the school is critical to promote high achievement. Palacios ISD intends to include parents in all aspects of the district’s programs, with the goal of a home-school partnership that will help all students in the

School-Parent Compacts: In accordance with Title I regulations, each campus shall develop jointly with, and make available to, parents of participating children a school-parent compact that is designed to increase the sharing of responsibility between families and schools for the high performance of students.

Parent, teachers, and administrators who will be responsible for carrying out the compact should participate in its development. Parents should discuss the compact with their child and sign. Every parent shall receive a copy of the school-parent compact from the campus his/her child is attending. The school-parent compacts will be available in both English and Spanish.

Parent Involvement on the Campus: In order to ensure the participation of parents and strengthen their role in the education of their child, the following will be available at the High School:

  1. Palacios High School will provide training opportunities for parents, and will be offered at times of parent availability and will be sensitive to the language needs of parents.
  2. Palacios High School will provide opportunities for parents to volunteer at varied school functions.
  3. Palacios High School will provide opportunities for leadership training in order that parents may share in the process of decision-making, reviewing and amending campus goals. This will be provided through Campus Improvement Team.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Immunization

Requirements  (English) (Spanish)

Schedule

Department of Health & Safety 

Claim Exemption

Food Allergy Plan

 

Health Clinics within Palacios ISD that offer the influenza vaccine are:

Palacios Community Medical Clinic
Palacios TX 77465
(361) 972-2000

Palacios Community Medical Center
307 Green Palacios TX 77465
(361) 972-2511

A student must be fully immunized against certain diseases or must present a certificate or statement that, for medical reasons or reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, the student will not be immunized. For exemptions based on reasons of conscience, only official forms issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), Immunization Branch, can be honored by the district. This form may be obtained by writing the TDSHS Immunization Branch (MC 1946), P.O. Box 149347, Austin, Texas 78714‐9347; or online at https://corequest.dshs.texas.gov/. The form must be notarized and submitted to the principal or school nurse within 90 days of notarization. If the parent is seeking an exemption for more than one student in the family, a separate form must be provided for each student.

If a student should not be immunized for medical reasons, the student or parent must present a certificate signed by a U.S. licensed physician stating that, in the doctor’s opinion, the immunization required poses a significant risk to the health and well‐being of the student or a member of the student’s family or household. This certificate must be renewed yearly unless the physician specifies a life‐long condition. Proof of immunization may be established by personal records from a licensed physician or public health clinic with a signature or rubber‐stamp validation.

Children enrolled in pre-kindergarten or early childhood programs shall have the following immunizations (at the ages indicated) against: DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus), IPV (polio), HIB (haemophilus influenza type b), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, PCV (Pneumococcal), Varicella, and TB skin test with documented results.

Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade shall have the following vaccines, according to the schedule listed.

  1. Diptheria/ Pertussis/ Tetanus (DTaP):  Students are required to have four doses- one of which must have been received on or after the fourth birthday.  Students seven years of age or older are required to have at least three doses, provided at least one dose was received on or after the fourth birthday.

  2. Tetanus (Tdap) Booster:  For students in seventh grade, one dose of the Tdap is required if at least five years have passed since the last dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine.  For students in grades 8-12, one dose received 10 years after the last DTP/DTaP/Tdap dose is required. If a medical contraindication to pertussis exists, Td is acceptable in place of Tdap.

  3. Polio (IPV):  Students are required to have three doses, one of which must have been received on or after the fourth birthday.

  4. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):  Students are required to have two doses with the first dose received on or after the first birthday and the second dose required upon entry into kindergarten.

  5. Hepatitis B (Hep B):  Students are required to have three doses.

  6. Varicella (chicken pox):   All students are required to have two doses with the first dose received on or after the first birthday or have on file a written statement from a parent/guardian or physician showing date of illness.

  7. Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV):  Students in 7th-12th grade are required to have one dose of the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine received on or after the student’s 11th birthday.  

  8. Hepatitis A (Hep A):  Kindergarten-8th grade students are required to have two doses with the first dose received on or after the first birthday.

For further information, see policy FFAB(LEGAL) and the TDSHS website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm.

CLINICS

Palacios Comm Medical Clinic

 

Palacios TX (361)972-2000

Palacios Medical Center

307 Green

Palacios TX (361)972-2511