Health and Wellness » Illness


Your number one resource for all things regarding health is the health services team members for your school. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a health related topic that cannot be answered here, please contact a health team member at your child's school site or refer to our health staff page.

"You cannot educate a child who is not healthy, and you cannot keep a child healthy who is not educated." - Dr. Jocelyn Elders

When to keep your child home from school

Sometimes it is difficult, especially early in the morning, to know whether or not to send your child to school. The following guidelines are indications that you should keep him/her home. By keeping your child home when they are sick, you are helping to control the spread of colds, flu, and other contagious illnesses.

Keep your child at home when he/she has any of the following symptoms:
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Children should be kept home until they have been symptom free without medication for 24 hours.

Please NOTIFY THE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY if your child is exposed to or contracts chicken pox, mumps, measles or COVID-19. These conditions can be life threatening to students who are undergoing therapies that suppress their immune systems.


For more in depth information please refer to the district's guidelines concerning illness. You can also contact your personal health care provider or one of our district RNs for more information. Always bring a copy of a physician’s note to school and/or notify the school if your child will have an extended absence due to a health condition for 10 days or longer.
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