School Attendance Guidelines
To protect other students from contagious illnesses, students exhibiting signs and symptoms of any illness as defined by the Texas Department of Health as easily transmitted to other, are not allowed to come to school while contagious.
Common examples are:
- Fever of 100 or greater. Students with fever may return to school once they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications like Tylenol or Motrin.
- Conjunctivitis (pinkeye)
- Ringworm of the Scalp
- Strep Throat
See the complete list of diseases requiring exclusion from school by viewing the Texas Administrative Code 97.7.
The District is also required to report certain contagious (communicable) diseases or illnesses to the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) or our local/regional health authority. If a parent suspects that his or her student has a contagious disease, the parent should contact the school nurse before bringing the student to school. Contact the school nurse if you have questions or if you are concerned about whether or not your student should stay home.
Guidelines for When a Student is Ill or Injured at School
If a student becomes ill during the school day, he or she must advise the teacher and report to the school nurse. If the nurse determines that the student should go home, the nurse will contact the parent. In case a parent cannot be reached, the office will notify the other emergency contacts you have listed to assume temporary care of your child. In emergency situations, when parents or a responsible person cannot be reached, medical attention will be provided at a medical facility at the parent's expense. Please call the school to update any new phone numbers or a change of address.