A Health Flyer for Parents (English pdf)
A Health Flyer for Parents (Spanish pdf)
School is no place for a sick child. Please do not send your child to school if he/she has diarrhea, vomiting, a fever, rash, deep cough, or a communicable disease such as chickenpox, strep throat, pink eye or lice. You will be notified if your child becomes ill enough to be sent home from school, sustains more than a minor injury, or has an emergency. It is the parent’s responsibility to make arrangements to pick up an ill or injured child as promptly as possible. We suggest that you have someone listed on your emergency card in case you are not available or can not leave work. Any student having any of the following will need to be sent home: vomiting, having two bouts of diarrhea, evidence of possible pink eye, a rash, or with a temperature of 100.4 degrees. A parent or guardian must pick these students up promptly.
Children are not permitted to walk home when ill or injured per District policy. If a child is sent home with fever, diarrhea or vomiting they are not to come to school the following day. Twenty-four hours of being “symptom-free” would not be possible by the following day. Children must be fever free (without medication) for 24 hours prior to returning to school also.
Health offices are staffed by Registered Nurses and/or health assistants. The health office staff is available to assist students with illness and accidents that occur at school. Parents are requested to notify the Health Office if a student has a health problem.
Fever: Any child with a fever of 100.4 degrees of greater will be sent home and may return to school when fever free for 24 hours without the aid of Tylenol or Ibuprofen (for example).
Diarrhea: A child that experiences one loose stool at school and feels better, will be returned to class. More than 2 loose stools, they will be sent home and may return to school after being diarrhea free for 24 hours without the aid of an anti-diarrheal agent.
Vomiting: One incident of vomiting without other symptoms such as fever, stomach pain, paleness/dizziness may not indicate illness. For this scenario, parent/guardian will be contacted and child will be monitored - it is not necessary for the child to be sent home. The child will be sent home when there are two incidences of vomiting with or without other symptoms. The child may return to school when free from vomiting for 24 hours without the aid of medications.