Health Guidance for School Attendance

  • Our goal is to reduce the spread of communicable diseases at school and to promote a healthy environment for all students attending school.  Proper handwashing and cough etiquette can help reduce the spread of disease. The district follows the Texas Department of State Health Services Communicable Disease Chart and Notes for School and Childcare Centers and the Texas Administrative Code, Rule §97.7, Diseases Requiring Exclusion from Schools. Recommendations were also obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Parents must follow school and district policies and contact them if they have questions. 

    Deciding when to keep a sick child at home from school is not always easy.  It is important for children to attend school; however, when a child is sick, they need to stay home in the care of an adult to get well and prevent spreading illness to others. The following information will help parents decide when to keep their child at home. This information does not take the place of consulting a medical provider. Parents may be required to provide a doctor’s note stating the child is able to return to school for certain conditions. The doctor’s note must be from a health care provider licensed to practice in the state of Texas. 

     Additional information on Common Illnesses