Health and Wellness
Immunizations: TheTexas Education Code, Section 38.001, requires that each student beimmunized against certain diseases, and that schools maintain a recordof the student’s immunization on file.
All SWPS students must present a copy of their immunization records at the time of enrollment.
The law allows for the following exemptions:
- A licensed physician may write a statement, stating that the immunization(s) required would be medically harmful, or injurious to the health and well-being of the child or household member.
- The parent/guardian may choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including religious belief. Instructions for requesting the official exemption affidavit can be found at www.ImmunizeTexas.com (link is below too.) Original Exemption Affidavit must be completed, notarized, and submitted to the school. Copies are not valid.
SWPS Health & Fitness Mission Statement:
To IMPACT a generation by creating a dynamic school atmosphere that promotes healthy lifestyle decisions about nutrition and exercise.
Southwest Preparatory is committed to providing a school environment that enhances learning and development of lifelong wellness practices. Southwest Preparatory is now offering healthier choices in our vending machines to encourage healthy eating, and fitness in and outside of the school day.
Parents are encouraged to join the SHAC (School Health Advisory Committee) by calling our Nutrition Department at 210-829-8017 (option 1). This committee is designed to give parents an opportunity to get involved and orchestrate ideas where it concerns health and fitness awareness made available at Southwest Preparatory.