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A word from the nurse

The school nurse administers first aid for injuries and illnesses only. She does not diagnose illnesses but takes note of symptoms and notifies the parent/guardian of her observations. We ask that students be kept at home when ill and have a normal temperature for 24 hours after any illness (without the use of fever reducing medications) before returning to school. This is important for the health of your child and for the health and wellbeing of all students and staff at St Anthony Catholic High School. 

Due to the Covid19 pandemic, we ask that if your child is presenting with any of the following symptoms, even if not Covid19 related, that he/she stay home for virtual learning until symptoms subside.  
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills or repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Contact with person that is lab confirmed with Covid-19
Covid19 Information and Resources: 
Texas Department of State Health Services
City of San Antonio

Exclusion Guidelines

Return to School Guidelines

Oral temperature of 100° or above


Fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever suppressing medications

Vomiting, nausea or severe abdominal pain

Symptom free for 24 hours

Marked drowsiness or malaise

Symptom free

Sore throat, acute cold or persistent cough

Symptom free

Red, inflamed or discharging eyes

Written physician release

Wound, skin and soft tissue infections

Exclude until drainage is contained and covered with a clean dry bandage

Swollen glands around jaws, ears or neck

Written physician release

Suspected scabies or impetigo

Written physician release

Any skin lesion in the weeping stage

Covered and diagnosed as non-infectious


Symptom free

Head Lice

Lice and nit free


Diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of diarrhea suppressing medications.  Diarrhea is 3 or more episodes of loose stool in a 24hr period

Other symptoms suggestive of acute illness

Written physician release

Lupita P. Hilliary, MSN, RN
School Nurse
St. Anthony Catholic High School
(210) 832-5632