Texas state law requires students attending school to be immunized against certain vaccine preventable diseases. Students cannot go to school without the appropriate documentation for the required vaccines or a valid medical or conscientious exemption.

Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12 (pdf)
Immunization Requirements for Schools (link)

Spinal Screening Program

In 1985 the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 832 which requires screening for abnormal spinal curves for students in certain grades attending public and private schools. The school is then required to notify the parents if a child shows any signs of a possible curvature.

Odyssey Academy students are screened in the 5th and 8th grade.  The screening requirement may be met if the child has been screened for spinal deformities by a physician and a record has been provided to the school clinic. 

Click here to learn more about scoliosis  

Click here to learn more about kyphosis  

Click here to print an affidavit of religious exemption from screening

Click here to learn about Odyssey Academy's Spinal Screening Program

Communicable Disease and Illness Prevention

Below you will find helpful links to help with education on flu prevention, immunization education, and health awareness and prevention of communicable disease.

   English (pdf) | Spanish (pdf)

 

Galveston County Health District

Handwashing-Clean Hands Save Lives

Cover Your Cough

Head Lice

Shingellosis School Letter (English pdf) | (Spanish pdf)