Guidelines For Sick Students


Do Your Part: Keep Your Children Home When They Are Sick


Parent and community support will continue to play a vital role in ensuring our schools are as safe as possible. Please continue to monitor your child’s health and do not send your child to school if they are sick.


AUSD Guidelines For Parents When Your Child is Sick:

If your child is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, please reference these guidelines to help you know when to keep your child home from school:


  • A temperature of 100 degrees or above
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Uncontrollable cough or wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Suspected communicable disease (i.e. chickenpox)
  • Suspected contact with an individual with a known communicable disease, e.g., COVID-19
  • A rash of unknown origin – students may return to school when written authorization is received from the health care provider
  • Students must stay home with head lice infestation until they have been treated and all lice and nits have been removed
  • New Onset of Headache or Severe body aches
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • If you are unsure, please keep your child home until you have received appropriate medical clearance
  • If your child has a known medical condition that may exhibit similar symptoms to COVID-19, please contact the Health Office Assistant at your school
  • For any of the above symptoms or exposures, families should contact their school's health office to determine how and when their student may safely return


If you have any questions, please contact your school health office or the Arcadia Unified

Health Services department. Thank you for your cooperation and support in keeping our schools as safe and healthy as possible.