When to keep your child at homeIllness
It is important to protect the health of students from risk posed by infectious diseases that transmitted within the school setting.
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 do not send your child to school if he/she has any of the following symptoms:
- Common cold: Keep home during period of productive cough and yellow or green nasal discharge
- Fever (over 100 degrees) – in some children, a lower temperature represents a fever. Please keep your child home for 24 hours after a fever without the aid of Tylenol or Advil)
- Eyes that are red, swollen, crusting or draining
- Untreated, draining ears or earache
- Nausea or vomiting (if the pupil has vomited the night before or in the morning, please DO NOT send pupil to school.)
- Severe sore throat
- Skin rashes of unknown origin or contagious rash requires a clearance from a health care provider that student may return to school.
If a pupil is at school with any of the above, the parent/guardian will be called to pick up the pupil. Under certain circumstances, the parent may be asked to consult a health care provider and to provide a written note indicating that the pupil may return to school.
For up-to-date influenza information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control's website.Medication PolicyAll medicine to be taken at school, prescription or over the counter must be turned in to the Health Office.If medicine must be taken during school hours, it should be left with the School Health Care Specialist in its original container along with written orders from the doctor and a parent/guardian consent form.**MEDICATION INCLUDES but is not limited to....any kind of cough drops (even if pectin based), cough syrup, vitamins, aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen, Motrin, calamine, bacitracin, neosporin, etc.Students may come to the Health Office to take their medicine at the prescribed time.The Travis Governing Board wants assurance that medication for students is administered under safe conditions, per Education Code Section 49423.A school form granting permission to take medication shall be signed by the parent/guardian. This form is available on our website or in the School main office.What happens to my child's medication at the end of the school year?Medication must be picked up by parent/guardian by the last day of school.
All medications left at the end of the school year must be destroyed. Any medication left on the last day of school will be kept in the health office, and properly disposed of.