For ultimate success in school, our clinic staff believes 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 the opportunity to rest and recover. With the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community, it is crucial for everyone to 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.
    Before sending a student to school, parents should check for the following symptoms: 
    • Fever (Temperature ≥ to 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
    If a student has any of the above symptoms they should STAY HOME and parents should notify the school nurse.
    Return to School Criteria:
    Coppell ISD follows the guidance of the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The following outlines the return to school guidance when a student experiences symptoms of COVID-19, tests positive for COVID-19 or has been exposed to COVID-19. See the Physician Letter for Return to School when visiting your child's doctor.
    Students with symptoms of COVID-19 may return to school when:
    1. It has been a MINIMUM of 10 days from symptom(s) onset, symptoms have significantly improved, and it has been 24 hours since the fever has resolved without the aid of fever-reducing medication; 
    2. the student has received a negative test result from a COVID-19 test PCR or nucleic acid amplification test (rapid antigen tests are not acceptable test for early return); or
    3. the student has received an alternative medication diagnosis from a physician.


    Students testing positive for COVID-19 may return to school when:
    1. It has been a MINIMUM of 10 days since the onset of symptoms
    2. It has been a MINIMUM of 10 days since the date the test was collected if the student does not experience symptoms


    Students exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine a MINIMUM of 10 days since the student was last exposed.   


    For other information on recommendations for school admission and exclusion related to health, please click here Coppell Independent School District follows the recommendations set forth by the Texas Department of State Health Services. In some cases, the judgment of the professional school nurse will be needed in determining the re-admission of a student.