• Everman ISD’s Health Initiative

    Everman ISD is committed to providing a comprehensive wellness program for
    EISD students. The District is committed to providing school environments that
    promote and protect children’s health, well being and ability to learn by
    supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Many policies such as FFA
    (Legal and Local) and BDF (Legal) and a variety of practices have been put in
    place to ensure that our students are given the opportunity to lead healthy lives.

    The following are examples of the district’s efforts:

    Physical Activity in Grades K - 8
    Physical Activity in Grades K – 4

    Elementary age students participate in a structured physical education program 4
    to 5 day from forty to sixty minutes depending on the campus. The class is
    taught by a certified physical education teacher. Additionally, students are given
    recess time to play outside when weather permits.

    Physical Activity in Grades 5 – 6

    Students at Dan Powell Intermediate participate in physical education classes
    each day for 57 minutes. The classes are taught by certified physical education
    teachers.

    Physical Activity in Grades 7 – 8

    Junior high students participate in either a 45 minute daily physical education
    class or a 1 ½ hour daily athletic class. Both physical education and athletic
    classes are taught by certified physical education teachers.

    School Health Advisory Council

    The Everman ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a standing advisory
    council comprised of various EISD stakeholders for the purpose of reviewing
    health curriculum and other health and wellness issues and initiatives for the
    district. The Everman ISD SHAC meets monthly except for the months of
    January, July, and August. The Council membership is comprised of the Director
    of Child Nutrition, Director of Nursing Services, campus nurses, campus P.E.
    teachers, Safe and Drug Free School liaison, parents, and community members.

    Vending and Food Service Guidelines

    The District will offer breakfast, lunch and after-school snack programs
    according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department
    of Agriculture, and will participate in the National School Free and Reduced
    Breakfast and Lunch Programs.
    Menus will meet the nutritional standards established by the U.S.
    Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture,
    conforming to food menu planning principles and featuring a variety of
    health choices that are tasty, attractive, of excellent quality and are served at
    proper temperature.
    The District will follow the guidelines and policies for Foods of Minimal
    Nutritional Value.
    Vending machines are not available at any campus except for the high
    school campus. Foods available apply to the same nutritional standards
    established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas
    Department of Agriculture.

    Use of Tobacco Products by Students and Others

    The use of tobacco products by students and others is prohibited in
    Everman ISD buildings and on district property. The possession and/or use
    of tobacco products by students on district property are prohibited.
    Appropriate consequences as outlined in the Everman ISD Code of Conduct
    will be given to any student found in possession and/or use of tobacco
    products.