To protect all children from communicable illnesses, students infected with certain diseases are not allowed to come to school while they are contagious.
Students should be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school. Contact the school nurse or campus office if you are unsure whether or not your child should return to school.
1. A student with any of the following symptoms will be excluded from school until such time as the student is free of symptoms, has been satisfactorily treated or submits a signed physician’s statement that he/she is not contagious.
2. If a student becomes ill during the school day, he/she must be seen by the school nurse or campus office personnel. If it is determined that the student needs to leave campus due to illness or injury, the parent/guardian will be called. Students are not permitted to call from a classroom or their cell phones.
3. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to transport the student from school to his/her home. The parent/guardian must come into the campus office to sign the student out. The person picking up the student must be listed as a guardian or emergency contact.
4. For readmission, some diseases may require a statement from the student’s physician affirming that the student is not contagious.
For more information: Texas Administrative Code, Title 25 Health Services, Chapter 97 - Communicable Diseases Texas DSHS Notifiable Conditions