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Huffman Independent School District

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Illness and Attendance: 

While we want to strive for perfect attendance, we know there are times when students are truly ill and need to stay home.  To minimize the spread of illness to other students and school faculty, please remember:

If your child becomes sick and develops a fever (100.0 or higher), the school’s policy is that they must remain home until they are fever free for a full 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medications).  Students should also remain out of school if experiencing vomiting, diarrhea or if they have other contagious illnesses.

The CDC gives flu prevention tips to help minimize the spreading of illness as:

  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

Food Allergy

Parents should notify the district when a student has been diagnosed with a food allergy, especially an allergy that could result in dangerous or life-threatening reactions either by breathing, eating, or touching the particular food.  

It is important to disclose the food to which the student is allergic as well as the nature of the allergic reaction.  

Please contact the school nurse or campus principal if your child has a known food allergy or as soon as possible after any diagnosis of a food allergy.  

The district has developed and annually reviews a food allergy management plan, based on the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) Guidelines for the Care of Students with Food Allergies at Risk for Anaphylaxis found on the DSHS Allergies and Anaphylaxis website at

When the district receives information that a student has a food allergy that puts the student at risk for anaphylaxis, an individual care plan will be developed to assist the student in safely accessing the school environment.

Medical Statement Form for Food Allergies