Temecula Valley Unified School District recognizes that students may become ill or injured at school.
The following are guidelines as to when a student should be picked up. The list is not inclusive of all conditions or reasons a student may need to be sent home:
- Fever of 100 degrees or greater.
- Significant respiratory complaints (repeated coughing, wheezing, or other upper respiratory symptoms).
- Rash of unknown cause that is systemic in nature or accompanied by a fever.
- Suspected conjunctivitis (red, itchy eyes with exudate or inflamed conjunctiva)
- Contagious conditions such as untreated ringworm, head lice, impetigo, etc.
- Vomiting, Nausea, and/or diarrhea
- Any suspected fracture (unless a finger injury or other minor injury that the parent requests the student to remain in school). Obvious displaced fractures or students who are in significant discomfort must be picked up.
- Head injury with any symptoms of concussion, if symptoms are severe 911 will be called.
- Cuts or gashes that are deep or large, underlying structures are visible, or bleeding that is not controlled.
- Flu like symptoms
Students may return to school after illness if:
Fever free for 24 hours without medication
No vomiting/diarrhea for the last 24 hours
Infectious Conjunctivitis (pink eye) when antibiotic treatment has been administered at least 24 hours and symptoms have subsided.
A Doctor’s Note clearing the student to return to school and stating that the student is no longer contagious. (Turn into the school site health office)
Students with injuries requiring the use of wheelchairs, crutches, splints, braces or casts require a physician’s note and an indication of when they are able to resume regular activities. These students will be restricted from contact sports and other designated activities on the playground.
Due to unexpected illnesses and emergencies, current work, home, and cell phone numbers are important to our school. Please take the time to update any changes in your personal phone numbers and emergency contact numbers.
Students who are ill or injured are not generally allowed to walk/drive home. This is for the student's safety (if they are too sick to stay in class, they generally would be considered too sick to walk/drive home). Parents are expected to pick the student up within 15-30 minutes or have an approved local contact who can come on their behalf. If the student has an elevated fever or other concern that may require medical attention, the school may be forced to call 911, if no parent or emergency contact is able to be reached within a timely period and medical attention is needed. School staff is not permitted to transport students.