Exclusion from School for Health Reasons
For the safety and well-being of all students, students infected with certain communicable diseases are not allowed to come to school while they are contagious. Contact the nurse if you are unsure whether or not your child should return to school.
A student with any of the following symptoms will be excluded from school until the student is symptom-free, has been satisfactorily treated, and/or submits a signed physician's note indicating that the child is no longer contagious.
- Temperature of 100 degrees or higher must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol or Advil for re-entry.
- Nausea / persistent vomiting / diarrhea - must be symptom-free for 24 hours without the use of medication for re-entry.
- Undetermined rash to any part of the body
- Undiagnosed scaly patches to the body or scalp
- Red, draining eyes
- Intense itching along with signs and symptoms of a secondary infection
- Open, draining lesions
Parents of students with a communicable or contagious diseases are asked to notify the campus nurse or principal so that other students who may have been exposed to the disease can be alerted.
The campus nurse will contact the parent/guardian of any child who becomes ill during the school day and requires transportation home. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pick up the student in a timely manner.
For additional information:
Texas Administrative Code, Title 25 Health Services, Chapter 97, Communicable Diseases