For ultimate success, students need to be at school and in the classroom. However, there are times a student must stay home. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of disease in the school community and allows the child to rest and recover. With the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community, everyone must follow the safety measures CISD has implemented. Please use the following guidelines when deciding if your child should attend school. Contact your campus school nurse for further questions regarding illness and school attendance.


    Students experiencing the following symptoms should STAY HOME, contact their healthcare professional, and consider testing for COVID-19.

    • Fever (Temperature ≥ 100.0° F or 37.8° C)
    • Chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Rash

    Coppell ISD follows the guidance of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) concerning the exclusion and reporting of infectious diseases.


    COVID-19 school protocol


    The school administrator shall exclude from attendance any child having or suspected of having COVID-19. Exclusion shall continue until the readmission criteria for the conditions are met (25 Tex. Admin. Code § 97.7).


    • The readmission criteria for COVID-19 are as follows:
      • If symptomatic, exclude until at least 5 days have passed since symptom onset, and fever free*, and other symptoms have improved. Children who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms must stay home until at least 5 days after the day they were tested. (*Fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever suppressing medications. Fever is a temperature of 100° Fahrenheit (37.8° Celsius) or higher.)
    • A school district must notify the local health department when an individual reports to the school a test-confirmed case.

    For a complete list of all diseases requiring exclusion from school and the readmission criteria, please visit DSHS School Health Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in a Group-Care Setting.