Degrees and Certifications:
Misty Stowe, R.N.
Over-the-counter medication (i.e. Tylenol, cough medicine, decongestants, allergy medication, and topical creams) can be administered for 10 days with a note signed by the parent/guardian, dated, containing the name of the medication, the dosage, and time to be administered. The medication must be in the original package. Individual medications will not be accepted. If the medication is required for longer than 10 days, the medication form must be completed and signed by the physician.
Some Things to Remember:
Keep your child home when they are sick.
Your child should be free of fever for 24 hours without the use of over-the-counter medicine before returning to school.
Remind them to cover their coughs and sneezes!
Never send medicine to school with your child.
Remind your child to always practice good hand washing!
Our school policies on illness are in accordance with the communicable disease division of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
If your child is unusually tired, pale, or lacks apatite, these may be precursors to illness. These are sufficient reasons to keep your child at home.
Diagnosed Contagious Illness:
Students may return to class 24 hours after starting an antibiotic or as otherwise directed by their physician.
A child who experiences two or more watery stools in a 24 hours period, especially if combined with poor appearance or nausea should remain home.
Ear Infections without Fever:
A child does NOT need to be excluded from school but should be evaluated by your healthcare provider.
If your child exhibits any mucus or pus draining from the eye, this may be a sign of conjunctivitis (pink eye), a contagious illness. Please keep your child at home and see your healthcare provider. He/she may return to school after they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours and are approved by a HCW (healthcare worker) to do so.
Oral temperature equal to or higher than 100.0 degrees (before taking medicine such as Tylenol or Advil). Please keep your child at home until they are fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT medicine.
A child infected may not return to school until they have been treated and are free of lice. Examination by the nurse is required before re-entering school. Children with scabies may be re-admitted after treatment. Documented proof of treatment by your healthcare provider is required.
Nasal Discharge and/or Chronic Cough:
A child exhibiting these conditions should be seen by your healthcare provider. These conditions may be contagious and require treatment.
If your child exhibits a body rash, especially with fever or itching, he/she should remain at home and be assessed by your healthcare provider. Heat rashes and allergic reactions are not contagious. These children may attend school.
A child with a sore throat, fever, and/or swollen glands should remain home. Contact your healthcare provider.
Symptoms of a Contagious Illness:
Students exhibiting symptoms of a contagious illness should be evaluated by your physician. They may return to school as directed by the physician.
A child who has vomited two or more times in a 24 hour period should remain home.