• Your child will enjoy school and be better able to learn if he/she is well. It is important to protect the health of students from risk posed by infectious diseases that are transmitted within the school setting. Some serious health conditions can cause danger to the safety and health of students. If your child becomes seriously ill, runs a high fever or you are concerned please contact your doctor.

    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, he/she 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 keep your child from school if he/she has any of the following:

    • A runny nose when the mucus is thick and green or yellow and accompanied by a fever.
    • Severe congestion that interferes with breathing or if wheezing.
    • A rash of unknown origin or contagious rash requires a certificate from physician stating that student may return to school.
    • A fever over 100 degrees, the student will be sent home and should not return until he/she is free of fever for 24 hours before returning to school without the use of fever-reducing medication.
    • Diarrhea - Frequent, loose or watery stool. If child acts ill, has a fever, abdominal pain or is vomiting, consult physician. Keep home until diarrhea has stopped for 24 hours. Student may return to school one school day after diarrhea has stopped or medical provider documents that the student can return to school.
    • Vomiting - If your child has vomited the night before or in the morning, do not send your child to school. A student who vomits at school will be required to go home. Student may return to school one school day after vomiting has stopped or medical provider documents that the student can return to school.
    • Severe headache
    • Lice - Dublin Unified School District has a no lice policy. Please keep your child home until lice free.
    • If your child complains he/she is not feeling well (other than mild complaints) or has other obvious signs or symptoms of illness it is not appropriate for the student to be at school.
    • Conjunctivitis - red, irritated or burning eyes with watery or thick mucous drainage.

    It is our goal to follow safe health practices at school in compliance with the California Education Codes to ensure optimal health for all students and staff. If you have any questions, please contact the District Nurse.

    In conjunction with Alameda County Public Health Department, Office of Alameda County District Attorney, Center for Healthy Schools and Communities, and Interagency Children's Policy Council of Alameda County: H.E.A.L Health, Education & Attendance for Life - A Health Flyer for Parents, When Should I send My Child To School?