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Student Illness Protocols

Children should only be in school when they can fully participate in their educational program. Therefore, children with the following should stay at home and or will be referred home by the nurse or other school personnel:

  1. If a child has a fever over 100 degrees, parents must keep the child home until he/she is fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of medication.

  2. If a child has diarrhea, parents must keep the child home for 24 hours after the condition ends. Diarrhea is 3 or more episodes of loose stools in a 24 hour period.

  3. Vomiting (not related to an event such as gagging, positioning, mucus, running after eating, etc). Student must be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.

  4. Pink/red eye(s) or purulent conjunctivitis (defined as pink or red conjunctiva with white or yellow eye discharge). The student must receive treatment for 24 hours before returning to school or be symptom free before returning to school

  5. Under state and local Health Department regulations, if your child has been diagnosed with certain illnesses they must remain home until readmission criteria have been met. To review the full list of Communicable Diseases please view the Texas Administrative Code.

For questions or concerns please call your child's school nurse.