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General Illness Guidelines:
We strive to create a healthy learning environment for our students, so it is important not to send your child to school if they are sick. If your child is experiencing a cold, congestion, upset stomach, temperature, or just not feeling well (even if they are not running a fever), please keep them at home.  Please contact your school nurse with any questions or concerns.
Your child may be excluded from school per California Education Code section §48210-48214 and section §49451. “Whenever there is a reason to believe that the child is suffering a recognized contagious or infectious disease, they shall be sent home and not be permitted to return until the school authorities are satisfied that any contagious disease does not exist.”
The CDC considers a person to have a fever with a temperature of 100.4° F (38° C). A low-grade fever (with or without a complaint of sore throat or cough) may be viral but can still be contagious. If your child has been ill with a fever or other symptoms, please adhere to the following guidelines when deciding if your child is well enough to return to school.
  • In most mild illnesses (2-5 days duration), the fever is lowest in the morning, increases in the afternoon, and is highest in the evening. When the child starts to recover, the temperature could be normal in the morning, but the fever may be present in the afternoon.
  • In alliance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), if your child has had a fever, please keep your child home for at least 24 hours after the fever has gone. The fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine (i.e., Advil, Ibuprofen, Tylenol).
  • A child with a temperature at or above 100.4° F (38° C) orally will be sent home from school.
Illness Guidelines
Pink Eye
Symptoms of pink eye can include eyes that are red, swollen, crusting, and draining. A child with pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis) is highly contagious and should remain home until they have been on prescription eye drops or ointment for 24 hours and symptoms have improved.
Nausea, Vomiting, & Diarrhea
Do not send your child to school if they have vomited overnight or in the morning or are experiencing diarrhea. Your student should remain home for at least 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting and/or diarrhea and fever-free.
  •  A student who vomits at school is required to go home.
Skin Rashes
Please report the following contagious illnesses to the school office: chickenpox, impetigo, scarlet fever, measles, fifth disease, ringworm, scabies, or rash of unknown origin. 
  • Do not send your child to school if they have a rash of unknown origin or as directed by your medical provider. 
  • A student may be sent home from school with a rash of unknown origin.
  • You may need to provide a written clearance note to return to school.
Cough & Colds
A student should remain home when:
  • A cough is frequent, uncontrollable, worsens with physical activity, or a student cannot cover their mouth when coughing. 
  • Nasal congestion is bothersome and will limit students' ability to engage in academic work.
Seasonal Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis)
Medications for seasonal allergies often work best if taken routinely. The spring and fall bring high levels of pollen. If your student routinely takes medication for seasonal allergies, please administer the medication daily, before or after school.