School Nurses

The Jarrell ISD school nursing team is on staff to help ensure the health and safety for our students and our staff. 

When we send your child home

  • When a student comes to the nurse’s office their health will be assessed as a whole. If the nurse determines they have any of the below symptoms and/or is potentially contagious you will be called to pick the student up. Sometimes this may be a result of common symptoms that we have seen in the school population.

When to Keep Your Child Home

  • Diagnosed Contagious Illness: Student’s should remain home for 24 hours after starting antibiotics, unless authorized in writing by their physician.
  • Diarrhea: Students experiencing 2 or more watery stools in a 24 hours period, especially if combined with poor appearance, nausea and or vomiting should remain at home.
  • Vomiting: A student who has been or is vomiting. Student should be free from vomiting for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
  • Eyes: If your child exhibits any mucus or pus drainage from the eye, this may be a sign of conjunctivitis (pink eye) a contagious illness. Please keep your child at home and see your healthcare provider.
  • Fever: Students should remain home if they have an oral temperature of 100.0 or higher (before taking medication such as Tylenol or Advil). They must be fever free, and without medication that reduces fever, for 24 hours before returning to school. If your student is picked up from the nurse during a school day with fever, usually this means the next day too. If you have questions please ask the school nurse.
  • Rash: If your child exhibits a body rash, especially with fever or itching, he/she should remain at home and be assessed by your healthcare provider. Heat rashes and allergic reactions are NOT contagious and these children may attend school.

Special note: Symptoms such as Sore Throat, Nasal Drainage or Cough can be contagious or a result of allergies. However extended symptoms could result in fever or infections at which point they would need to stay home. Your school nurse will assess a student’s health as whole, physically, what they tell us, and what a teacher tells us. When we put that picture together sometimes that is what means they should go home. If you have a question please ask the school nurse.

When to KeepYour Child Home (PDF)
When We Send Your Child Home - Spanish (PDF)

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