Should my child stay home from school?

  • One of the goals of the school nurse is to maintain a healthy environment for your children as well as the other children in our school.

     

    In an effort to avoid students in the clinic feeling ill first thing in the morning, please use the following guidelines when determining whether or not to send your child to school. If you have any questions about whether or not to send your child to school, please feel free to call the clinic and discuss with the school nurse at 281-641-2305. 

     

    Also, if your child will be absent for any reason (including but not limited to illness), please call the absence reporting line at 281-641-2319 and leave a message.

     

    Students should be kept home from school for the following reasons:

    1. a temperature of 100.0 degrees or more anytime in the last 24 hours

    2.  any vomiting the night before, or the morning of school

    3.  diarrhea the night before, or the day of school

    4.  a persistent cough

    5.  a continually runny nose with white, green, or yellow mucus

    6.  eyes that appear red and weeping

    7.  a rash of unknown cause anywhere on the body