• Illness/Emergency

    Stop the Spead of Disease

    In order to protect students from the possible spread of disease, please do not send your child to school when he/she is ill. You should keep your child home if any of the following symptoms are present: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, red or inflamed eyes, skin rash, headache or pain. Any student with a temperature of 101 degrees or higher may not attend school and children may not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine.

    The health assistant may send your child home for symptoms of illness, even without the presence of a 101 or greater fever if their symptoms prevent them from participating in class. Students who are absent from school the day of an activity may not attend the activity. This would include but not be limited to: an afternoon classroom party; a middle school dance or sporting event; an after school enrichment club; Kids Club care after school.

    Notification to parents regarding communicable diseases

    The school principal, in consultation with a District Nurse, determines when and to whom communicable disease notification letters will be sent. Generally, if there is a physician confirmed case of communicable illness in a classroom, a letter is sent to all parents of children in that classroom. If 10% of the school population has been confirmed by a physician to have a certain communicable disease, a notification letter is sent home to parents of the entire student body. Articles may be placed, as needed, in school newsletters to alert parents about specific communicable diseases in the school.

    Additional Web Resources

    Arizona Department of Health Services 

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Modified on July 26, 2021