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Guidelines For Illness or Accidents



Your child will be sent to the Nurse’s office in case of illnesses or accidents while attending school. You, or the person you name as an alternate on the emergency sheet, will be notified if your child is unable to remain in school. It will be your responsibility to obtain medical attention unless an emergency is so great that your child must be transported immediately from school to an emergency facility. Then you will be notified as soon as possible. Someone from the school will remain with your child until you arrive at the emergency facility.

We ask that you make arrangements to pick up your child as soon as possible after being notified of his/her need to go home. Please remember to contact the school if your telephone number at home or work has changed. It is equally as important to provide the school with alternate phone numbers.

Please notify the school nurse if your child has a medical problem that school personnel should be made aware of. If you have any questions regarding suggestions or referrals made by the health services department, please call the school nurse.

For the protection of all at FAYETTEVILLE ISD and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following rules have been established for the Nurse’s office.

A child will not be able to remain in school, and you will be notified to pick your student up if he/she complains of:

  • Measured temperature of 100.0 or greater

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath

  • Fatigue, muscle ache

  • New onset of Congestion or runny nose

  • New onset of severe headache

  • Sore throat

  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

  • Chills, shaking or exaggerated shivering

  • Suspected contagious disease, including pink eye, staph infections, impetigo, lice, etc. Certain diseases must be treated by a physician before readmission is allowed.

  • Other illnesses making the child too ill to remain in school


If your child has any of the above symptoms in the morning before coming to school, please keep him/her at home. Your child must meet the return to school criteria in order to return.