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 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 is not controlled within 5 minutes.
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.