Frequently Asked Questions/Common Topics
Below are common questions and topics for your reference. Feel free to call or email us, as well!
HERE is a great overall resource for health related topics at Health Services, the office that oversees all clinics. See below for specific details from the Student Handbook.
Answers below are from the Student Handbook, where you can find more details. Answers for Health Services begin on Page 64 of the PDF (although the page number in the right lower corner will say 57), or press "ctrl + f" and type in keywords you are looking to find, such as "crutches", "fever", "medication", or "asthma".
Fever / Illness / Communicable Diseases / Potentially Contagious Students / Sick, per the Student Handbook:
"Students are expected to be free of fever (temperature less than 100° F) and free of communicable diseases in order to attend school. Parents/Guardians are required to pick up their child as soon as possible if they develop a fever (temperature greater than 99.9° F) at school. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to keep their students home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without anti-fever medication. This helps minimize the spread of potentially contagious illnesses at school and encourages adequate rest and recuperation before students return to school.
*If students are sent home with fever and return to school the next day, they may remain at school as long as they are free of fever (WITHOUT having had anti-fever medicine) and free of symptoms of illness. If students are sent home with fever and return to school the following day but develop fever and/or symptoms of illness during the day, students are to be excluded from attendance for the remainder of that day and the following day, and must be fever free for 24 hours without anti-fever medication prior to returning to school. Anti-fever medication cannot be given to students to keep them in school.
NEISD Secondary Student/Parent Handbook 61
Parents/Guardians are also required to pick up their students as soon as possible if they exhibit symptoms of communicable conditions, such as, but not limited to, pinkeye or live head lice. Students exhibiting symptoms of a communicable condition are to be excluded from school until proper treatment has been administered and the condition has improved. Under all circumstances, the judgment of the school nurse prevails. A physician's statement may be required before students are allowed to return to school."
Use of Crutches / Assistive Devices / Wheelchairs, per the Student Handbook:
If your student has had surgery or has been injured and is required to use a wheelchair, crutches, neck brace, or any other assistive device while at school, the following procedure must be followed in order to provide reasonable accommodations during the school activities or emergency events.
1. A physician’s statement regarding the specific limitations and duration of their use is required before a student will be allowed to use a wheelchair, crutches, or any other assistive device during school activities or events.
7. Parents/Guardians are responsible for obtaining wheelchairs, crutches, and other assistive devices prescribed by their physician.
8. All devices require proper fitting and training by the prescribing provider for appropriate use while at school.