To protect other students from contagious illnesses, students infected with certain diseases are not allowed to come to school while contagious. Crowley ISD's Illness Policy is based on recommendations of the Department of State Health Services.Students will be sent home from school if the school nurse or designated health care personnel see signs/symptoms of contagious illness. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make arrangements for student pick up in a timely manner when they are called saying the student is ill. A letter will be sent home with the student outlining further instructions regarding re-admittance to school.Some examples (not an all inclusive list) of a student who may have a communicable disease are:
• Body temperature above 100.0 degrees
• Undiagnosed rash
• Discoloration and/or drainage of the eyesThe school health personnel is responsible to use his/her clinical judgment when interpreting signs and symptoms for disease.The parent will be notified, and the student will be sent home. In the case of communicable disease, proper physician documentation may be required for the student to re-enter school. This is for the student’s protection as well as the protection of others in the school. This procedure will ensure that he/she will not be exposed to other illnesses while his immunities are down and he/she will not be contaminating other students with their current illness.Once a student is sent home with signs/symptoms of contagious illness he may not return to school until:
• Fever free for 24 hours without needing fever reducing medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen
• No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hrs
• With proper physician documentation if instructed
Health clinic personnel should notify the attendance office if a student is sent home for illness and if they are not to be allowed to return the next day. It is still the responsibility of the parent/guardian to call the attendance office if their student is out sick.