Health and Wellness Department
Deborah Saunders, RN
K-12 Minimum Requirements (updated for 22-23 school year)
Vaccine Requirements for College Entry
For more information on immunizations, see the Texas Department of State Health Services website.
Medical Conditions - Action Plans
Medication Permission Form
Seizure Action Plan
Respiratory Distress Action Plan
Asthma Action Plan
Diabetes Action Plan
Athletes, Dance, Cheer, & Marching Band
Nurse Letter to Parent/Guardian
Brenham Early Childhood Learning Center - 979-277-3770
Alton Elementary School - 979-277-3871
Brenham Elementary School - 979-277-3880
Krause Elementary School - 979-277-3860
Brenham Middle School - 979-277-3845
Brenham Junior High School - 979-277-3830
Brenham High School - 979-277-3800
Pride Academy - 979-277-3890
Physical Activity Requirements
The district will ensure that students in full-day prekindergarten–grade 5 engage in moderate or vigorous physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day or 135 minutes per week, in accordance with policies at EHAB, EHAC, EHBG, and FFA. For additional information on the district’s elementary school student physical activity programs and requirements, please see the appropriate campus principal.
Junior High/Middle School
The district will ensure that students in middle or junior high school will engage in [30 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity per day for at least four semesters Or at least 225 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity within each two-week period for at least four semesters], in accordance with policies at EHAB, EHAC, EHBG, and FFA. For additional information on the district’s junior high and middle school student physical activity programs and requirements, please see the principal.
Temporary Restriction from Participation in Physical Education
Students who are temporarily restricted from participation in physical education will not actively participate in skill demonstration but will remain in class to learn the concepts of the lessons.
Listed below are the policies and procedures adopted to promote the physical health and mental health of students.
Brenham ISD Wellness Policy
TEC §28.004 LOCAL SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL AND HEALTH EDUCATION INSTRUCTION.
BDF "BOARD INTERNAL ORGANIZATION CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEES"
CO "FOOD AND NUTRITION MANAGEMENT"
EHAA "BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM"
EHAB "BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM"
EHAC "BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM"
FFA "STUDENT WELFARE"
Brenham ISD SHAC Meetings are held four times a year. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the months of September, January, March and May at 4:15pm.
Physical Fitness Assessment (Grades 3–12)
Annually, the district will conduct a physical fitness assessment of students in grades 3–12 who are enrolled in a physical education course or a course for which physical education credit is awarded. At the end of the school year, a parent may submit a written request to obtain the results of his or her child’s physical fitness assessment conducted during the school year by contacting the campus principal.
A detailed description of the content of the human sexuality instruction and a general schedule on which the instruction is provided here:
This unit is usually taught in November (First Semester) & April (Second Semester) for a 2 week period. Can’t give specific dates as other lessons beforehand can take longer/shorter than expected.
Physical and Mental Health Resources for each campus can be found under the tabs listed above (Nursing Staff, Counseling Staff, and PE & Health Teachers)
The nearest local mental health authority is MHMR Authority-Brazos Valley
Address: 300 Lounge Rd. Brenham TX, 77833
Phone: (979) 830-0008
All Grade Levels and All Others on School Property
Students are prohibited from possessing or using any type of tobacco product, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), or any other electronic vaporizing device while on school property or while attending an off-campus school-related activity. The district and its staff strictly enforce prohibitions against the use of all tobacco products, e-cigarettes, or any other electronic vaporizing device by students and all others on school property and at school-sponsored and school-related activities. [See the Student Code of Conduct and policies FNCD and GKA for more information.]
All Grade Levels
USDA has implemented Smart Snacks Standards, a federal requirement for all foods sold outside of the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Any food and/or beverage sold to students at school during the school day* excluding those foods provided as part of the school meal programs must meet Smart Snack Standards. If you are interested in seeing if your snack meets the Smart Snack Standards, please enter the
nutritional information into the Smart Snack Calculator. Learn more about Smart Snacks Standards.
*The school day is defined as the midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the school day. The district has adopted and implemented the state and federal policies for food service, including guidelines to restrict student access to vending machines. For more information regarding these policies and guidelines, see the Director of Food and Nutrition. [See policy FFA for more information.]
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Talking to Kids about COVID-19
Health and Wellness Resources
Brenham ISD has access to TCHATT, a service that provides the opportunity for students to receive FREE teletherapy and telepsychiatry services while in school.
Learn more HERE.
TCHATT services can be accessed by contacting your school counselor and requesting they make a referral.
Brenham Independent School District
Mailing: PO Box 1147
Physical: 711 E. Mansfield
Brenham, TX 77834-1147
Brenham ISD… A Proud Community Inspiring and Encouraging Excellence for ALL.
In collaboration with our families and community, Brenham Independent School District is Committed to an Exceptional Education for ALL students.
BRENHAM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and students.
BRENHAM ISD ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEARS TAX RATE.
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