SHAC and Wellness Plan
School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) (All Grade Levels)
During the preceding school year, the district’s School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) held meetings. Additional information regarding the district’s SHAC is available from the Chief of Athletics and Public Relations, Beverly Humphrey. The duties of the SHAC range from recommending the curriculum to developing strategies for integrating the curriculum into a coordinated school health program encompassing issues such as school health services, counseling services, a safe and healthy school environment, recess recommendations, improving student fitness, mental health concerns, and employee wellness. [See policies at BDF and EHAA] information.
2019-2020 SHAC Meeting Schedule
9/10/2019, 12/16/2019, 1/13/2020, 2/21/2020
Health and Wellness Policy\Plan
Lancaster ISD is committed to encouraging healthy students and therefore has developed a board-adopted wellness policy at FFA(LOCAL) and corresponding plans and procedures to implement the policy. You are encouraged to contact Beverly Humphrey with questions about the content or implementation of the district’s wellness policy and plan at 972-218-1400.
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 campus principal to obtain the results of his or her child’s physical fitness assessment conducted during the school year.
Vending Machines (All Grade Levels)
The district has adopted and implemented the state and federal policies and guidelines for food service, including the guidelines to restrict student access to vending machines. For more information regarding these policies and guidelines, see the Lancaster ISD Health and Wellness Plan. [See policies at CO and FFA.]
Parents/guardians MUST assist by keeping the phone, address, custody and emergency care information up-to-date (name of the doctor, emergency telephone numbers, allergies, name of medications, etc.) and by teaching their children safety rules. Please contact the school nurse to update any medical-related information. Having current information is critical, especially in the case of an accident or injury that requires medical attention.
Tobacco and E-Cigarettes Prohibited (All Grade Levels and All Others on School Property)
Students are prohibited from possessing or using any type of tobacco product, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), or any other electronic vaporizing device, while on school property at any time 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 at FNCD and GKA Smoking is prohibited by anyone on Lancaster ISD property.