You know it's getting close to the beginning of the year when school administrators and their support staff begin to file back in to their campuses. JISD's Human Resource Department hosted a one day summit for all administrative staff and directors as a time to brief them on new standards and laws that have come out of Austin as well as reminders of district procedures and ways of doing things. Executive Director of Human Resources Irma Hernandez and her department organized the day long string of informative sessions at Judson Early College Academy. It is hoped everyone is coming back rested and ready to meet the new school year with a refreshed mind and spirit.
Thanks also to the law firm of Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo, Kyle P.C. for presenting and keeping our district up on the latest legal changes and best practices.
It could be one of the last district hosted shot clinics before school starts and families were taking advantage of it. University Health System's mobile immunization service was at Rutledge Stadium getting kids up to date on their shots. Families were directed to the air conditioned field house next to the football field where they filled out paper work and stayed cool until their time came. While there is a bit of a wait before you get in the mobile clinic, once you get in there, the shots go pretty quickly.
The mobile clinic will also be at Rutledge Stadium again Tuesday, July 28th from 10 am to 3 pm. JISD will let you know ASAP if there will be additional clinics closer to the first day of school on August 24th.
While JISD had shot clinics earlier in the summer, the demand for them has really dialed up, but the district has two scheduled for Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th from 10 am to 3 pm both days. Because of demand, these mobile clinics are a challenge to schedule and this may be one of the last times before school starts to get your child up to date on immunizations. The mobile clinic will be at Rutledge Stadium both days. Please be sure to bring your student's shot record shot so you can show they are good to go. Remember, immunizations are state mandated before kids can go to school.
What: University Health System Mobile Shot Clinic
When: July 27 and July 28 from 10 am to 3 pm both days
Where: Rutledge Stadium (9142 FM 78, Converse TX 78109)
As the month of July continues and you take a sip of that ice tea or lemonade under the shade at the pool, beach, mountain view...or maybe just your own back porch, getting your kids ready for school may not be on your radar yet. But you CAN still enjoy your summer and be prepared for school. Things like school clothes and supplies will need to be bought and possibly purchased over the next several weeks as sales crank up at your favorite stores. That's why we want you to know about the supply lists and the dress code now, so as the start of school gets closer you can hit the stores when it's right for your family. And don't forget about immunizations...SEE BELOW.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
STUDENT DRESS CODE
Also...THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. While JISD did have the mobile immunization units out at Judson High School earlier this summer, at this time they won't be part of the JISD Community Health Fair coming up August 1st. This is due to scheduling conflicts with the mobile shot clinic units. We are currently developing alternate dates for this service and will publicize them as soon as they're set. However the JISD Health Fair will still offer many other services, including low cost athletic physicals.
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHAT JISD HEALTH FAIR OFFERS.
In the meantime, there are some alternatives to taking care of those mandatory shots through the San Antonio Metro Health Services.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON METRO HEALTH SHOTS
As you may already know, Judson ISD's new high school is in the middle of construction, but there's a lot to be done before it opens in August of 2016...like naming it. To do that, JISD's Board of Trustees wants your input on what that name should be. That name should be based on one of the following guidelines:
1. To reflect the name of the residential community or communities that the facility serves.
2. After a local geographic area or feature, or after local municipalities.
3. To honor an outstanding individual who has attained educational prominence in the District.
So let's hear from you by clicking on the link below.
SUBMIT YOUR NAME FOR THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL
The new high school is located 7618 Evans Road on the northern end of the district footprint and is more than halfway complete. When it opens it will house approximately 1,600 students...freshmen and sophomores... and will expand its facilities and enrollment based on passing an anticipated bond election in May of 2016.