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Returning to School After an Illness

Returning to School After An Illness

Your child may return to school when they have been fever free (temperature less than 100 degrees) for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.  Students must also be free of vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of medication for re-entry to school.

A student may return to school after being excluded from a communicable disease by submitting a physician’s note stating that he/she doe snot currently have signs or symptoms of a communicable disease or that the disease is not communicable in a school setting.  Parents of students with a communicable or contagious disease are asked to notify the school nurse.  The district is also required to report certain contagious or communicable disease and illnesses to the Texas Department of State Health Services (Tx DSHS) and local/regional health authority.