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REMINDER: San Angelo ISD Illness Protocol for School Attendance

REMINDER: San Angelo ISD Illness Protocol for School Attendance

As we navigate through the cold and flu season, San Angelo ISD wants to remind our families about the importance of maintaining a healthy environment in our schools. The well-being of our students, staff, and families is our top priority, and by working together, we can ensure a safe and productive learning environment for everyone.

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vomiting (not related to an event such as gagging, positioning, mucus, running after eating, etc). Students must be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.
  • 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
  • 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 more information, questions or concerns regarding SAISD’s illness protocols, please visit our Student Illness Protocols webpage or call your student’s school nurse

By adhering to these guidelines, we can collectively contribute to a healthier school community and minimize disruptions to the learning process. Your cooperation and commitment to these practices are invaluable, and we appreciate your ongoing partnership in keeping our schools safe.