800 Barron Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, T: (650) 858-0508
800 Barron Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tel (650) 858-0508
Fax (650) 813-1031

Health Policies

A child should not be in school when he/she has:

  • Temperature greater than 100 degrees. If a child has had a fever, he/she may not return to school until it has been normal for 24 hours (without taking medications to reduce fever)
  • Frequent coughing or sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • A new cold or generally feels bad
  • Extreme exhaustion
  • Vomiting during the night or diarrhea

Tips for Staying Healthy and Preventing Colds/Flu:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Wash your Hands - use warm water and soap and wash for at least 10 seconds
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose
  • Remember to cough/sneeze into your elbow, not your hand (or cover with a tissue and then wash your hands)
  • Consult your doctor for advice on receiving a flu shot


PAUSD Health and Wellness Information for Parents and Staff

The health of our students is important, the PAUSD Health and Wellness page offers information that may be helpful to your family. This includes health requirements, forms for student health conditions, lice policy and general protocols for anaphylactic reaction. There are also tips on staying healthy during flu season, mental health resources, and healthy lifestyle articles.

We believe that your fellow students and teachers will understand if you are ill and unable to attend school. Check with the teacher regarding making up work according to school policy.

Be Well!