Universal Academy - a Texas Education Agency “A-Rated” School District 2017-2018 and 2018-2019
A student must be fully immunized against certain diseases or must present an affidavit or certificate that, for medical reasons or reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, the student will not be immunized.
The immunizations required are diphtheria, rubella (measles), rubella, mumps, tetanus, poliomyelitis (polio), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, varicella (chicken pox)and meningococcal. The campus nurse can provide information on age- appropriate doses or on an acceptable physician-validated history of illness required by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Proof of immunization may be established by personal records from a licensed physician or public health clinic with a signature or rubber-stamp validation.
The vaccine requirements apply to all students entering, attending, enrolling in, and/or transferring to the LEA. Incomplete immunizations will prevent enrollment in school or can restrict attendance once enrolled if immunizations fail to be updated according to the requirements.
For exemptions based on reasons of conscience, only official forms issued by the Texas Department of Health, Immunization Division, can be honored by the LEA.
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 any member of the student’s family or household. This certificate must be renewed yearly unless the physician specifies a life-long condition. Texas Department of State Health Services website: www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm.
The school district will ensure that students will participate in physical activity for either a minimum of 30 minutes per day or 225 minutes per two-week period for the entirety of the school year. A developmentally appropriate physical education program that adheres to the best practices defined in the TEC 28.002 and by NASPE per grade level.