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Should My Child Go To School

The school nurse may exclude from any school, any student suspected of having a communicable disease.

Students should not be sent to school with a fever. The Texas Department of Health guidelines, in relation to communicable diseases, state that a student has fever if it is 100 degrees or greater. If a child has a fever at school, they will be sent home. No aspirin or aspirin products will be given at school under any circumstances due to the risk of Reyes Syndrome and asthma triggers.

Students should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school unless they have been seen by a physician and/or have been started on an antibiotic. It would be advantageous for every household to have a thermometer so an accurate determination of the student's temperature can be made. Please be sure the front office has current phone numbers on file for your student.

Exclusion from school during illness: Students suffering from diseases listed below shall be readmitted on the certificate of the attending physician attesting to the recovery and non-infectiousness of the student:

  • Diptheria
  • Infectious Hepatitis Meningitis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid Fever

Exclusion from school during illness or minor diseases: Students suffering from diseases listed below shall be excluded from school during such illness and shall be readmitted when free of symptoms:

  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Chicken Pox
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Giardiasis
  • Fifth's Disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Impetigo
  • Mononucleosis
  • Measles Rubeola
  • Mumps
  • Rabies
  • Poison Ivy
  • Ringworms Tinea Corporis
  • Scabies (Itch)
  • Shigellosis
  • Staph
  • Strep Throat
  • Scalp Ringworm
  • Streptococcal Infections (other than Scarlet Fever)