WHEN SHOULD I KEEP MY CHILD AT HOME?
- Students should stay home when they have a fever of 100 degrees or higher. They should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication.
- Students should stay home if they are vomiting or have diarrhea. Students must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Students should stay home if they have a contagious rash.
- Students should stay home if they have untreated pink eye.
- Students should stay home if they have any communicable diseases.
When your child does return to school, please remember to send an excuse note to your child’s teacher.
Nothing causes more alarm than a case of head lice. A child with head lice is excluded from school until treated with an appropriate medicated shampoo. Upon returning to school, they must come to the clinic for a head check. It is important to develop a routine at home to check your child for lice. Remind your child not to share hats or grooming items with any other student.
Students attending public school are required to meet the Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements. You will be notified if your child needs any immunizations throughout the school year or over the summer. Please make this a top priority if your child needs an immunization and return proof of immunizations to school.
Please notify the school of any changes in information on your child’s emergency card. Often when a child becomes ill at school a parent can not be reached. Make sure your emergency contact numbers stay accurate.
When possible, all medication should be given at home. However, some medication will be dispensed at school according to the following guidelines:
- If a medication is required at school, you may complete a 10 day medication administration form available in the nurse’s office.
- After 10 days, a physician’s authorization permit will be required. This includes all prescription as well as over-the-counter medications. (Antibiotics may be given before school, after school and at bedtime.)
- All medication must be provided by the parent in the original container.
- All medication must be brought to the clinic on arrival to school.
- The student may not carry on him/herself nor administer to him/herself any medication.
- The school nurse will supervise the storing and dispensing of medication.
10 Day Medication/Special Procedure Authorization