Student Health

Student Health


School Nurses currently are:

  • Helping with health needs during COVID
  • Supporting student's academics and well-being
  • Collaborating with teaching team for the time missed due to illness in the home or when the student is sick
  • Connecting families to the community and school resources


  • Fever with or without chills/rigors (fever defined as temp>100.0 that does not resolve within 30 minutes without medication)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nasal congestion/rhinorrhea (runny nose)
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • New loss of taste/smell
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Poor feeding or poor appetite

Keeping our community safe takes a team effort. Thank you for your cooperation!


Before and After COVID:

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

  • Fever above 100

  • Vomits more than once

  • Flu: body aches, fever, headache

  • Cold sores

Send to School

  • Ear infection; no pain

  • Infrequent diarrhea

  • Minor cold (runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat)

  • Infestation of scabies, lice (after treatment begins)

  • Strep throat (after 24 hours of medication)

  • Vague “I don’t feel good” symptoms

See a Doctor

  • Undiagnosed skin rash

  • Eye infection

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 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. Only the school nurse can give non-prescription medications to students who submit a completed Health Information Exchange Consent Form. The school nurse is on site Thursdays only. Office staff will distribute medications on Fridays.

Prescription medications must be accompanied with a doctor completed Physician's Recommendation for Medication 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.


Children are encouraged to bring a snack for mid-morning break at recess. Children eat a quick snack before going off to play. In the interest of growing healthy young bodies, we would like to see children eating treats that are good for their bodies and teeth. Fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables are quick, easy to prepare and healthy snacks. Cheese sticks and crackers are also tasty and easy to pack.

We encourage children to develop healthy eating habits to avoid unnecessary health problems later in life. Some of our children love eating raw Top Ramen and Hot Cheetos and drinking canned sodas at recess or during their lunch periods. We ask that you support student health by sending healthier snacks and drinks.

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