Guidelines for Students with Symptoms of Illness


Keep your child at home if:

May return to school when:


Student currently has a fever (a temperature > 101 degree F) or has had a fever in the last 24 hours.

He/She has been fever - free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol or Advil.

Runny Nose

Excessive drainage or thick, dark mucous.

Symptoms resolved or released by physician.


Excessive Persistent cough, coughing up phlegm, cough sounds like a bark or is accompanied by a sore throat or wheezing.

Symptoms resolved or released by physician (unless associated with a know health condition, i.e. asthma).

Sore Throat

Sore throat with tender swollen glands or fever.

Symptoms resolved or released by physician. If strep throat, 24 hours after antibiotic has been started.

Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Two or more episodes of vomiting or diarrhea, or has had one in the past 24 hours and feels tired or ill.

Symptom free for 24 hours.


If the rash blisters, develpos pus, or is uncomforatble, accompanied by fever, behavioral change, or suspicious for communicable disease chicken pox, measles).

When released by physician.

Eyes with redness, itching, pain, swelling or discharge

Pink or red conjunctiva (whites of the eyes) with whiteor yellow eye mucous drainge (LAUSD).

Symptoms resolved or release by physician. After treatment has begun if diagnosis is bacterial conjunctivitis.