Jana Grimes, RN
Student Illness Policy
When your child is ill, please contact the school to let us know he or she won’t be attending
that day. It is important to remember that schools are required to exclude students with certain
illnesses from school for periods of time as identified in state rules. For example, if your child
has a fever over 100 degrees, he or she must stay out of school until fever free for 24 hours
without fever-reducing medications. In addition, students with diarrheal illnesses must stay
home until they are diarrhea free without diarrhea-suppressing medications for at least 24
hours. A full list of conditions for which the school must exclude children can be obtained from
the school nurse. 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. The district is also required to
report certain contagious (communicable) diseases or illnesses to the Texas Department of
State Health Services (TDSHS) or our local/regional health authority. The school nurse can
provide information from TDSHS on these notifiable conditions. Contact the school nurse if you
have questions or if you are concerned about whether or not your child should stay home.
MEDICINE AT SCHOOL
Medication that must be administered to a student during school hours must be provided by the
student’s parent. All medication, whether prescription or nonprescription, must be kept in the nurse’s
office and administered by the nurse or another authorized district employee. The district will not
purchase medication to give to a student. District employees will not give a student prescription
medication, nonprescription medication, herbal substances, anabolic steroids, or dietary supplements,
with the following exceptions: Only authorized employees, in accordance with policy FFAC, may
Head Lice information
Mabank Schools are enforcing a “no nit” policy, which means that any student with nits will be sent
home for treatment by parents. It is important to remember that all students are subject to compulsory
attendance, so quick action is critical should your child become infected.
By carefully following the steps below, you can remedy the spread of lice:
By working together, we can eliminate the problem of lice in our homes and schools.
your child’s school if you have any additional questions.
310 E. Market St. | Mabank, Texas 75147
Phone: 903.880.1300 | Fax: 903.880.1303
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