It is important to protect the health of students from risk posed by infectious diseases that transmitted within the school setting. Your child may be excluded from school in accordance with 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, he/she shall be sent home and shall not be permitted to return until the school authorities are satisfied that any contagious disease does not exist.”
Please do not send your child to school if he/she has any of the following symptoms:
- Common cold: Keep home during period of productive cough and yellow or green nasal discharge
- Fever (over 100 degrees) – in some children, a lower temperature represents a fever. Please keep your child home for 24 hours after a fever without the aid of Tylenol or Advil)
- Eyes that are red, swollen, crusting or draining
- Untreated, draining ears or earache
- Nausea or vomiting (if the pupil has vomited the night before or in the morning, please DO NOT send pupil to school.)
- Severe sore throat
- Skin rashes of unknown origin or contagious rash requires a clearance from a health care provider that student may return to school.
If a student is at school with any of the above, the parent/guardian will be called to pick up the student. Under certain circumstances, the parent may be asked to consult a health care provider (HCP) and to provide a written note from a HCP indicating that the student may return to school.
Suggestions for staying healthy during flu season, can be found below.
Head lice is an ongoing issue in school communities. For more information, please refer to the All About Head Lice information sheet and the Frequently Asked Questions.
More information can be found in the presentation linked below.