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    When to Keep Your Child Home From School:
     
    Childhood illnesses/diseases are spread easily when children are in close contact in the school setting.  The winter months seem to bring about more of these illnesses.  Although it may seem obvious, children should not go to school when they are contagious to others, when they have a fever or when they are too sick to learn.   
    Listed below are a few (but not limited to) reasons a child should be kept at home from school.
     
    Please remember that if your child is sent home from school with a fever of 100.0 or greater, vomiting and/or diarrhea, he/she should remain home until he/she no longer has a fever of 100.0 or greater, vomiting and/or diarrhea for a 24 hour period WITHOUT using medication to relieve his/her symptoms. 
     
                                                                  
     *  Fever of 100.0 or more
     *  Vomiting 
     *  Diarrhea
     *  Strep Throat 
     
       
     
    Experts agree that the best method of infection control is simply washing the hands with ordinary soap and water.

    You can help your kids stay healthy by teaching them these rules:
     
       *  Do not share food
       *  Do not share drinks
       *  Do not share clothing
       * Throw away used tissues
       * Wash hands frequently with soap and water!!!!
     
     

    HEALTH-RELATED MATTERS

    Channelview Independent School District School nurses follow the Texas Guide to School Health Programs, which includes, but is not limited to, the following policies.

    If a student's activities need to be restricted for medical reasons, the parent should provide the school with written information from the doctor about the nature of the problem and the extent of the restriction.

    Students with a temperature of 100° will be sent home. If a student has a temperature of 100° or above, it is required that he or she remains home until free of fever for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medication (i.e. Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen).

    If a student becomes ill during the school day, he or she must receive permission from the teacher before reporting to the school nurse. If the nurse determines that the child should go home, the nurse will contact the parent.

    Medication for the purpose of controlling fever will not be given during school hours.

    Please inform the school if your child will be staying home and the reason the child is staying home.  You may contact Schochler Elementary at 281-452-2880.  The school office is open from 7:35 am to 4:25 pm.