Exclusion from School
It is the goal of Highland Park Independent School District to provide an environment that is conducive to learning for all students and staff. Some communicable diseases or conditions may warrant exclusion from school to avoid exposing other students. If your student exhibits any of the following symptoms, please keep your student home until the child is free of the symptoms and has been satisfactorily treated.
- Temperature of 100 degrees or above
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Persistent cough
- Open, itchy or draining lesions
- Red, itchy, draining eyes
- Untreated scabies
- Suffering from a reportable disease, as defined by the Texas Board of Health
- Undiagnosed scaly patched on the body or scalp.
- Your child must be free of fever (without Tylenol or Advil), vomiting, and/or diarrhea for 24 hours before they return to school. Also, newly prescribed antibiotics must be taken for 24 hours before returning to school.
In accordance with the Texas Department of State Health Services, a school can exclude a student from attendance who is suspected of having a communicable disease. Any child excluded for reason of communicable disease may be readmitted when: free of symptoms has been satisfactorily treated or submits a signed physician's statement that he/she is not contagious as determined by the health authority.