The following protocol comes from the District office and we wanted to be sure you aware of the following information as we begin a new school year.
Should My Child Go to School?
Every year, a number of students become ill for many reasons, including exposure to other ill children in the classroom.
To help you make decisions about whether or not to send your child to school, we have put together a list of indicators we hope you will find helpful:
- Fever 100 degrees or higher. A child should be fever-free for 24 hours (without medication) before returning to school.
- Persistent cough.
- Sore throat with fever and/or white spots on the throat.
- Rash with fever illness, such as chicken pox, measles, etc.
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. A child should be free from symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Red, itchy, and draining eyes. If conjunctivitis or "pink eye" is diagnosed, the child must be on medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Prolonged headache and/or stomachache.
- Swelling or pain at a level that may interfere with learning.
- Head lice - A child must remain at home until treated with medicated lice shampoo and the nits are removed. The child must be cleared through the health office before returning to school. Chandler Unified School District enforces a no-nit policy.
Vision and Hearing Notice
Each year students in preschool, kindergarten, those with IEPs, and those new to the Chandler Unified School District will have their hearing and vision screened. If you do not want your child to receive a hearing and vision screening, you may opt out. Just download and complete the opt out form, which must be signed and returned to the health office at your child's school.
All medications must be brought in by the parents directly to a school official. Acetaminophen (non-aspirin) is stocked by the health office. All medications must be in the original containers with all warnings and directions intact. No medication in envelopes, foil or baggies will be administered. Medications will not be sent home with a student.