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When to Keep Your Child Home

• Parents/guardians are expected to screen their students for COVID-19 symptoms each day prior to sending their students to school by checking for the following:

  •  Cough
  •  Sore Throat
  •  Shortness of breath
  •  Loss of taste or smell
  •  Chills
  •  Diarrhea
  •  Nausea/Vomiting
  •  Repeated shaking with chills
  •  Feeling feverish or temperature greater   than or equal to 100° F
  •  Muscle pain
  •  Headache
  •  Known close contact in the last 14 days with a person who has COVID-19 •

We need parents’ cooperation in not sending children to school who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, especially if they are running a fever.

In accordance with Chapter 97, Subchapter A, of the Texas Administrative Code, North East Independent School District requires students with fever be excluded from school until fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications. The Texas Department of State Health Services defines fever as a temperature of 100.0 F (37.8 C) or greater.

Parents and Guardians are expected to pick their child up as soon as possible if they develop a fever at school. Students who develop a fever at school will be required to stay home from school until they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.