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School Illness Guide

School Illness Guidelines

Dear Parent or Guardian,


    CISD recognizes that on occasion a student will exhibit symptoms of a contagious illness.  In compliance with the Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines, a student with any of the following signs or symptoms must be excluded from school:

1.  temperature of 100.1 or above

2.  pain and/or swelling at the angle of the jaw

3.  undetermined rash over any part of the body

4.  undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp

5.  small white nits on shaft of hair (see head lice policy)

6.  red and/or draining eyes

7.  persistent diarrhea

8.  persistent vomiting

9.  intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection

10. open draining lesions or sores with signs and symptoms of secondary infection


A student may return to school when they are:

1.  Free of the signs and symptoms

2.  has been satisfactorily treated

3.  submits a signed physician's statement that he/she is no longer contagious


If you have any questions please feel free to call the nurse's office at anytime, elementary 940-612-4196 or MS/HS 940-665-0961, or email.