The Commerce ISD Departments of HEALTH SERVICES, POLICE, and FAMILY SERVICES work closely together to help promote safety, wellness, and well-being for our students and their families, in and out of school.
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about each department.
While not every crisis or emergency can be predicted, safety and security are of the utmost importance at Commerce ISD. Our District relies on numerous measures and protocols to promote security, and ensure the safest possible environment in our schools.
Standard Response Protocol
If an emergency occurs at one of our campuses or buildings, there is often not much time to warn students, staff and visitors about what is happening and what to do. For this reason, Commerce ISD has implemented the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) at all of its campuses and facilities.
The SRP is not based on individual scenarios, but rather teaches a predictable series of actions to respond to any given scenario. District administrators, staff and students are trained in the SRP through frequent drills.
Bullying and Harassment
Bullying (also in the form of cyber bullying, harassment or intimidation) is serious and will not be tolerated by CISD. The district is required to investigate any report of bullying as required by HB 1942, Texas Education Code 21.451 and district policy.
Reporting Procedures – Any student who believes that he or she has experienced bullying, discrimination, harassment or retaliation should immediately report the problem to a teacher, counselor, principal or other district employee. To report an incident of bullying or harassment, use our Bullying Reporting form. Select Bullying/School Safety and the school associated with the incident. The appropriate administrators will be notified.
The Hunt County Health Department holds a shot clinic on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 9:00 am, at Commerce Elementary School.
Medications at School
Authorized district employees may administer medication in accordance with legal requirements. All medication must be properly labeled and in the original container. Written parental consent is required for all medication. The District requires a physician's written request to administer medication to a student when the medication must be administered for more than 10 days.
Over the counter medication can only be administered in accordance with directions on the label unless accompanied by physician's orders.
Medication Authorization Form
Advisory Council (SHAC)
SHAC Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9:00 a.m., at the CISD Family Engagement Center.
Are you interested in serving on SHAC? Click here!
Help for Families During
the COVID-19 Crisis:
- COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line (COVID-19 Linea de Apoyo de Salud Mental)
- COVID 19 Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Carevide School Based Health Center is available for face-to-face or Telehealth appointments: 903-259-3602
- Commerce Food Pantry - 1216 Monroe Street in the First Presbyterian Church near downtown
Open Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.
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Until further notice, the Commerce Food Pantry offers curbside service Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Neighbors are requested to remain in their vehicles along Monroe Street and will be directed when to pull forward. A volunteer will collect information verbally and then a volunteer will load pre-bagged groceries into their car. Accommodations will be made for those walking or biking. Neighbors may receive assistance once per calendar month.
- Bread of Life Food Pantry - 301 Hwy 224, Commerce, TX.
Distributes free food to those in need. Most boxes consist of canned vegetables, rice, pasta, peanut butter, cereal, juice, and canned meat. We also offer frozen meat, and fresh produce when in stock. New clients bring a photo ID and proof of address. For example, current utility bill. Our distribution days are the first Friday after the first Wednesday 12:00pm - 2:00pm (open to seniors at 10:00am) and on the 3rd Wed of the month from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Volunteers and donations are always welcome. Thank you. For Questions call 903-886-1515 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parent and Family Engagement Newsletter
- Help and Hope
- Love and Logic Tips
- Community Resource Reference Guide
Volunteer Opportunities: CISD Volunteer Application and Background Check Form
(**Please print this form single sided, complete and return to any CISD campus with a copy of Driver's License.)
- Watch DOGS at CES and ACW (Contact Alison Walker for more information)
Kathryn Myers, BSN, MLS, RN
Nicki Dawson, RN
Ashleigh Taylor, CMA
Shonda Harris, BSW, MA
Chris Ritchie, EMT-P
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