Control of Communicable Diseases (click to view the Texas Administrative Code)
WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD STAY HOME (or COME HOME) FROM SCHOOL?
We applaud your efforts to get your children to school as many days as possible but there will be days when that is not a good idea for both the health of your child or the other students.
Before COVID-19, this was our usual reference for staying out of school...
CISD likes their students to stay home until they have had 24 hours free of vomiting or fever (of 100 degrees or more without needing medicine to bring the fever down.) This is your child's best chance to heal quickly and our best defense against contagious illnesses running all through the school.
Our guidelines for being sent home or for staying home have been referred to as:
The 5 B's: The names aren't elegant but the kids like them...
Baking - Having a temperature of 100 degrees or more.
Bleeding - Needing stitches
Barfing - Vomiting
Broken - Can't walk safely, even with crutches
Blatantly miserable - Sometimes there isn't a real measurement but if your child can't concentrate because they are constantly coughing, achy, wrung out... I'll call and let you decide...