2017-2018 School Health Survey
As a reminder, the deadline for submission of the 2017-2018 School Health Survey is Friday, May 31, 2019. All responses must be submitted by 5:00 p.m.
Texas Education Code (TEC), §38.0141, requires school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to provide the agency information relating to school health and physical activity. The School Health Survey is conducted each school year for this purpose, and the data gathered will allow the agency and policy-makers to better address the health-related needs of Texas public schools and students.
Information regarding the survey is provided in the following TEA correspondence:
To access the survey, please visit https://tea.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6sR54vHzSdoUopD.
For questions related to the annual survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
2018-2019 Physical Fitness Assessment Reminder—Deadline June 14, 2019
As a reminder, the deadline for submission of the 2018-2019 physical fitness assessment data is June 14, 2019. All data must be submitted by 5:00 pm.
FitnessGram® site licenses are paid for with funds allocated to the physical fitness assessment initiative by the Texas Legislature. By submitting a site license request to TEA, a school district should ensure that students’ physical fitness assessment data will be submitted through the FitnessGram platform in accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC) §38.103. School districts with site licenses for the 2018-2019 school year must submit their FitnessGram data by the June 14th deadline. Texas schools not using FitnessGram software will use the physical fitness assessment initiative (PFAI) application in TEAL to upload data to TEA. All PFAI submissions must also be submitted to TEA by the June 14th deadline.
Additional information regarding the physical fitness assessment is provided in the following TEA correspondence:
For questions related to the physical fitness assessment, please contact email@example.com.
Comprehensive School Health Program
Region 11 strives to provide districts and charters with quality professional development, technical assistance, and resources related to the Coordinated School Health Model, including vision and hearing screening.
The Texas Comprehensive School Health Network is a collaborative effort of the Texas Department of State Health Services and the regional ESCs. Through this project, the school health specialist provides technical assistance and staff development and meets a broad range of needs by maintaining an active and cooperative network of public, private, and voluntary health organizations.
Services provided include:
- regional training for coordinated school health education
- continuing education for school nurses
- staff development and technical assistance in planning, developing, and implementing health instruction for health educators, physical educators, and school nurses
- regional trainings for the screening of vision, hearing, spinal, and acanthosis nigricans
- technical assistance in planning and implementing sexuality education
- staff development in HIV/AIDS awareness for school staff, school board, and community
- training and assistance in establishing School Health Advisory Councils and providing assistance with existing SHACs
- regional trainings for the implementation of abstinence education programs
- Health Services Orientation Manual
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- Centers for Disease Control/School Health Index
- Coordinated School Health Programs
- Local Wellness Policy Development
- Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD)
- Texas Department of State Health Services, School Health Program
- Texas Nurses Association
- Vision and Hearing Screening Guidelines
For more information regarding North Texas Area Coordinators (NTAC) Health and Physical Education or TAHPERD, Contact Marcella Porter for upcoming meeting dates, conferences, and other events. firstname.lastname@example.orgContact:Peggy DeMoss(817) 740-7529