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Communicable (Contagious) Diseases

           Communicable (Contagious) Diseases

Please notify your school if your child has a communicable disease.  The following are guidelines for readmission to school per the TDSHS.  However, a physician’s note stating a particular date a student may return to school will be enforced.

Chickenpox- may return when all lesions are dry (crusty or scabbed over), usually 7-10 days

Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye – may return after treatment has begun

Diarrhea – may return when diarrhea free x 24 hours

Fever – may return when fever free x 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing meds

Fifth Disease – may return when fever free x 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing meds

Flu – may return when fever free x 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing meds

Impetigo blisters, and drainage must be contained in a clean and dry bandage

Pediculosis head lice – may return after treatment with a pediculicide shampoo

Ringworm may remain in school, the area must be covered at all times

Scabies may return when treatment has begun

Strep throat – may return after the student has been on an antibiotic x 24 hours, and no fever x 24 hours without fever reducing meds