Shepherd ISD cares about your child’s heart health, so we are partnering with the Cody Stephens Go Big or Go Home Memorial Foundation (GBOGH) to screen students with an ECG (electrocardiogram). An ECG, also known as an EKG, can detect issues in the heart that can be missed in a standard physical. Please consider signing up your child for this very important screening.
The ECG screenings will take place on May 17th during school hours and is open to all Student Athletes, Band, ROTC, Cheerleaders, Dance, and Drill Team for incoming 7th – current 12th graders at no cost this year.
Consent forms need to be turned in to the High School or Middle School clinic or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5/16/19.
Students will be called from class to come to the clinic on the day of the screening. (Consent forms will be sent home on 5/2/19 for students in Athletics, Band, ROTC, Cheer, Dance/Drill Team. The form can also be downloaded from the link this page. If you need a printed copy sent home with your student, please call the High School Clinic at: 936-628-2982.)
Why should my child get a cardiac screening?
A simple cardiac screening can help detect problems before they become major medical issues. While we recommend all active students get an ECG, you should definitely be screened if you:
The screening is FREE this year for Student Athletes, Band, ROTC, Cheerleaders, Dance, and Drill Team for incoming 7th – current 12th graders, thanks to a generous donation from the Cody Stephens Foundation. A typical doctor’s appointment with ECG normally costs $100 and up, so Shepherd ISD is happy to offer our families this important heart screening at a huge savings.
($20 fee might apply to students not participating in cited activities)
Please see FAQ document link on this page
Shepherd ISD Contacts:
High School Nurse, Holly Oliphant, RN: 936-628-3371 ext: 4409
High School Athletic Trainer: Lauren Estridge: 936-628-3371 ext:4476