JISD school health services believes that along with parents, community, and school, we will promote normal development of the child through health education and positive attitudes in healthful living by strictly following Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines, which should create an environment for the child that promotes optimal learning.
The district employs three RNs and eight clinic assistants to assist students with all healthcare needs.
School Exclusion Criteria
The Jacksonville Independent School District shall operate a program of student health services under the approved health rules, regulations, and standards adopted by the Cherokee County Health Department and in accordance with applicable state legislation.
- Encourage parents to observe children daily for illness or symptoms of contagious disease before sending them to school.
Students with any of the following symptoms must be excluded from school:
- Temperature of 100 degrees. Please keep your child at home until they are fever free for twenty-four hours WITHOUT fever reducing medications.
- Undetermined rash over any part of the body.
- Pain and/or swelling at the angle of the jaw, which could be indicative of mumps.
- Scaly patches on the scalp, which might indicate ringworm.
- Lice: Children will be sent home at the end of the day and may not return until they have been treated and are free of lice.
- Red draining eyes. Children may return to school after effective treatment and approval by a healthcare worker.
- Open, draining lesions.
- Signs of jaundice (yellowing of the skin and/or yellowing of the white portion of the eye).
- Vomiting: A child who has vomited two or more witnessed times in a 24-hour period should remain at home.
- Diarrhea: A child who experiences two or more watery stools in a 24-hour period should remain at home.
- It shall be the responsibility of the principal to exclude a student because of health problems. Because of the technical knowledge of the school nurse, a cooperative plan for discharging this duty should be utilized.
- The principal and his/her designee shall notify the student’s parent or guardian that the student is to be excluded for health reasons.
- A student shall be readmitted to school when he or she meets the standards set forth by the city and county health department for contagious disease control or presents a physician’s statement that he is not contagious.
If you have any questions or concerns you may call Nicole Fontenot, Director of Health Services, at 903-541-0213 extension 5330