It is through a cooperative effort that we provide a healthy and safe school environment for all students and school employees. We all agree that students need to be in school to learn. However, in order for our children to perform well they need to be healthy. Students who are assessed by the nurse, administrator or designee and are determined to have a possible communicable disease, show signs and symptoms of illness, or sustain an injury requiring medical attention, are to be dismissed from school. The following guidelines are provided:
1. The parent/legal guardian is the initial contact.
2. If the initial contact is unable to be reached, persons authorized on the student's AGR card will be contacted.
Below are some basic guidelines we use to determine when to send students home and that can assist you to know when to keep them out of school.
To minimize the spread of illness, DO NOT send your child to school if they have:
- Uncontrolled coughing
- Trouble breathing
- Eye: excessive drainage or watering; discharge; itching; redness
If a child has had fever, vomiting o diarrhea they should remain at home until they no longer have fever, vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing, antiemetic’s or antidiarrheal medications.
If your child has an infectious illness which requires medication that involves antibiotics (i.e. strep, pink eye, etc.), according to the State of Texas guidelines and district policy, the child must be on medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
Please remember that we CANNOT diagnose medical conditions. Therefore if you believe an injury or sickness is present, please contact your private health care provider.
Returning to School
Students excluded from school for reason of communicable disease may be readmitted by one of the following methods:
1. The child must be fever-free and free of vomiting or diarrhea for 24 consecutive hours without the use of medications.
2. Documentation from the child's physician stating they are released to return to school.
3. Documentation for readmission issued by the local health authority.