Parents are often confronted with this decision when their child complains of not feeling well. The guidelines set forth by the district and the Texas Department of Health can help you decide.
• FEVER: Students should remain home if they have a temperature of 100.0 or higher (before taking medication such as Tylenol or Advil) and should remain fever free for 24 hours without medicine before returning to school.
• CONTAGIOUS ILLNESS: Student's should remain home for 24 hours after starting antibiotics or otherwise as directed by their physician.
• DIARRHEA: Students experiencing 2 or more watery stools in a 24 hour period should be kept at home.
• LICE: A student infected may not return to school until they have been treated at least once and are free of lice. Examination by the nurse is required before re-entering school. Parents must also provide proof of treatment upon arrival back to school. Nits that are less than 1/4 inch from the scalp require removal before returning to school.
• VOMITING: A student who has vomited 2 or more times in a 24 hour period should be kept at home.
***Please remember if your child requires medication at school, a written note from a parent/guardian is required for ALL over the counter medication (this includes antibiotic ointment, cough/throat drops, tylenol, etc.) that is to be taken more than 10 days. ALL prescription medications require a medication form signed by the parent and any over the counter medication that is to be taken for 10 days or more, will require an Azle ISD medication form signed by the parent AND a physician. This form can be found on this page under "forms".***