• When to Keep Your Child at Home

    Student Wellness and Health Services Communicable Diseases (BISD Elementary Student Handbook p.45)

     A principal shall exclude from attendance any child having or suspected of having a communicable disease designated by the commissioner of health as cause for exclusion. Any child excluded for reason of communicable disease may be readmitted, as determined by the health authority, by:

    1. Submitting a certificate of the attending physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant attesting that the child does not currently have signs or symptoms of a communicable disease or to the disease’s non-communicability in a school setting;
    2. Submitting a permit for readmission issued by a local health authority; or
    3. Meeting readmission criteria as established by the commissioner.

    Examples of communicable diseases are: mumps, measles, scarlet fever, scarlatina, impetigo, ringworm, pinkeye, whooping cough, and chickenpox.

    Texas Department of Health: Texas Administrative Code (25 TAC 97.7(b)–(c))

    Keep Your Child at Home When:

    ·         Child has a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.7 degrees Celsius or higher,

    ·         has diarrhea or vomiting has a rash of unknown origin, has red, runny eyes or wakes up with eyes "glued" shut,

    ·         Child complains of ear pain with or without fever


    Your Child May Return When:

    ·         Fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other fever reducer,

    ·         is free of diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours,

    ·         rash is no longer visible,

    ·         eyes are no longer red,

    ·         ear is no longer hurting or

    ·         the child has been cleared by a health care professional to return to public school.


     Feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns.

     Please keep emergency phone numbers current in SKYWARD - Your Child May Need YOU!!!

     Susie Jett RN, BSN, CPN

    Smithfield Elementary School Nurse


    Phone: 817-547-2112

    Fax: 817-547-2105