Kesia Tapia Nurse

Nurse

Kesia Tapia

Duff Elementary School Nurse

ktapia@aisd.net

RN

BSN

Guidelines for Keeping Students at Home

The following are school guidelines and policies if your child should become ill or need medication while at school.

You know your children best, if they don't seem well, they probably aren't.

Keep them home and consult a health care professional if necessary.

Please keep emergency phone numbers current in the clinic - Your Child May Need You!

KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME WHEN:

  • Child has diarrhea or vomiting.
  • Child has a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.7 degrees Celsius or higher.
  • Child has a rash of unknown origin.
  • Child has red, runny eyes or wakes up with eyes "glued" shut.
  • Child complains of ear pain with or without fever.

YOUR CHILD MAY RETURN TO SCHOOL WHEN:

  • Fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other fever reducers.
  • Child is free of diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours.
  • You have consulted a health care professional for the appropriate care and/or antibiotic therapy.
  • Upon returning to school the child must bring a signed release from the health care professional to the school nurse's office, or report to the nurse free of symptoms.

MEDICATIONS:

All medications must be kept in the school clinic with a DOCTOR's and a parent's signature authorizing permission for dispensing the medication, including cough drops and all over the counter medications.