• Please notify the office by 9:30 a.m. if your child will be absent from school by calling 415-389-7711. The absence must be recorded on the Absence Hotline even if a teacher has been notified.
    If a child becomes ill at school, the parent or authorized relative, friend, or neighbor (indicated on the child’s emergency card) will be called to arrange to take the student home.
    Please keep students at home if the child is contagious or a fever is present. A child with a fever may not return to school until he/she has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication.  If antibiotics have been prescribed, do not let your child return to school until 24 hours after the first dose has been administered.
    Courtesy to other students and the staff and the California State Health Code requires that all communicable diseases be reported to the school office immediately.
    Every parent wants his or her child to be happy and healthy. Learning the facts about various health concerns is key to this common effort.





    Keep Your Child Home If:

    Communicable Illness

    Pediatrician has diagnosed strep infection, hand foot and mouth, conjunctivitis (pink eye) or other communicable illness. Child should be kept home in accordance with pediatrician instructions. Notify school of diagnosis.


    Child coughs frequently, coughs up phlegm, cough sounds like a bark or cough is accompanied by a sore throat or wheezing.

    Ear Ache

    Child’s pain is constant or severe.


    Child has a morning temperature of 100º F or higher, or temperature is below 100º but child is achy, pale, or tired. Child must be fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication before returning to school.


    The rash blisters, develops pus or is uncomfortable.

    Sneezing or Runny Nose

    Child is sneezing a lot and nose won’t stop running.

    Sore Throat

    Child has tender swollen glands and a fever of 100º or higher.

    Stomach Ache

    Child has had two or more episodes of vomiting or diarrhea or has had one in the past 24 hours and feels tired or ill. Child must remain at home for at least 24 hours following the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.