Illness Policy

Student Health

For the well-being of all students, children should remain at home if they are ill. Below are some general guidelines to help you decide if you should keep your child home from school:

Keep at Home Send to School See a Doctor

Fever above 100°

Vomits more than once
Flu: body aches, fever, headache

Ear infection; no pain

Infrequent diarrhea
Minor cold (runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat)
Cold sores (Sore covered)
Infestation of scabies, lice (After treatment begins)
Strep throat (After 24 hours of medication)
Vague "I don't feel good" symptoms

Undiagnosed skin rash

Eye infection

If you have any questions/concerns, feel free to contact Nurse Karen or Health Technician in the Health Office at (858) 271-5210, extension 105.

The school has no way of providing for children who are ill except to contact the parent or emergency contact and request they be picked up and taken home. For this reason, it is critical that the school have current parent/guardian contact information on file.

Please notify the school office if your child is staying home due to illness.


All medications - including aspirin, Tylenol, cough/cold medicines, etc. - must be left in the office. Each medication must be in its original container and marked with the child's name, dosage and time to be taken. The school nurse can only give nonprescription medications to students who submit a completed Health Information Exchange Consent Form. The school nurse will be on site on Monday through Thursday. Office staff will distribute medications on Fridays.

Prescription medications must be accompanied by physician's orders that include exact dosage and, as mentioned above, must be in the original container. These requirements help protect your child by ensuring administration of the correct medication and dosage.

Student Insurance

SDUSD does not carry medical or dental insurance for students injured on school grounds, while under school jurisdiction, or while participating in school district activities. However, the district does provide access to optional accident insurance. Student insurance booklets are available in the office upon parent request.

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