Illness and Disease Prevention

  • It is important to protect the health of students and our greater school community from risks posed by infectious diseases that can be 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, they 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 they have any of the following symptoms:

    1. Cold-like symptoms (runny nose, congestion)
    2. Cough (productive, severe, uncontrolled, rapid, wheezing, or difficulty breathing)
    3. 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 fever-reducing medication
    4. Eyes that are red, swollen, crusting or draining
    5. Untreated, draining ears or earache
    6. Diarrhea
    7. Nausea or vomiting (if your student has vomited the night before or in the morning, please DO NOT send your student to school.)
    8. Sore throat
    9. Skin rashes of unknown origin or contagious rash requires a clearance from a health care provider that student may return to school.
    10. Muscle or body aches

    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/guardian 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.

    Students being sick vs. Students testing positive for COVID

    If students or staff do test positive for COVID, please see COVID Safety Protocols.

    Promote your general health with a good diet and hydration, frequent exercise, and by getting a good night's sleep.