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°||Ear infection; no pain||Undiagnosed skin rash|
|Vomits more than once||Infrequent diarrhea||Eye infection|
|Flu: body aches, fever, headache||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|
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.
- the child’s name, dosage and time to be taken.
- the name of the prescribing physician.
- an identification number of the prescription on the container.
- the name of the pharmacy.
Only the school nurse can give nonprescription medications to students who submit a completed Health Information Exchange Consent Form. The school nurse will be on site Monday through Thursday. Office staff will distribute medications on Fridays.
Staff will take care of all minor injuries at school. In the event of a more serious injury, parents are always notified and requested to come to the school for their child. The phone number and name of an alternate emergency contact must be on file in the event the parent cannot be reached.
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.