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1st Grade Health Checkup Requirement
  • California Education Code and California Health and Safety Code require that your child have a physical exam before entering first grade.
  • This check-up or waiver is mandatory for first grade entry.
Kinder Oral Health Assessment
  • California law, Education Code Section 49452.8, requires that your child
    have an oral health assessment (dental check-up)
  • Deadline May 31st of kindergarten
  • Dental assessments completed up to 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement

Health Office

Health Technician

 Theresa Green 


Phone: 760-331-6390

Student Illness - When to keep student at home
  • Children too ill to participate in normal school activities should not be at school.  Not only are they unable to benefit from education when ill, they also may infect other children and staff 

  • A child with a temperature greater than 99.0 degrees Fahrenheit (37.2 Celsius) orally should stay home until the temperature has been normal for 24 hours

  • A child who has vomited at least twice in 24-hours or is unable to tolerate normal food and drink should stay home until the vomiting has stopped (drinking fluids has resumed) for at least 24 hours. If a child vomits during school the student needs to stay home 24 hours to ensure no longer vomiting and can tolerate fluids and food. 

  • A child with diarrhea (2 or more watery stools in 24 hours) should stay home until the diarrhea has stopped for at least 24 hours.  A child with persistent diarrhea should be seen by a doctor 

See detailed list below from Carlsbad Unified School District Health Services Department 

Students with Symptoms

If your child has one or more symptoms associated with COVID-19, please keep your child home and notify the Attendance Hotline at 760-331-6370. 

Symptoms can include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. 

According to the COVID-19 Decision Tree, your student may return to school if:

  • They have a negative COVID test (antigen/home test, PCR, or NAAT); AND

  • Symptoms are improving; AND

  • They have been fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours.

Students who do not get tested may return on day 11 as long as symptoms are improving and they have been fever free for 24 hours without medication. 

Students Testing Positive for COVID-19

Please notify the health office if your student tests positive.

According to the COVID-19 Decision Tree, students with a positive COVID test must stay home for at least 5 days. They may return to school on day 6 if all of the following criteria are met:

  • They have a negative COVID test (antigen, PCR, or NAAT; AND

  • Symptoms are improving; AND

  • They have been fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours.

It is strongly recommended for your student to wear a mask indoors at school and in the community on days 6-10.

Students who do not test may return on or after Day 11 from onset of symptoms/positive test if symptoms have improved and they have been free of fever without fever reducing medications for 24 hours. 

Chronic Health Conditions

Symptomatic students with an underlying chronic condition may return to campus as long as:

  •  The school has documentation from the student’s healthcare provider indicating the symptoms are typical of their underlying chronic condition (e.g., allergies or asthma).
  • Students may also return to schools if a healthcare provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis (e.g., Streptococcal pharyngitis, Coxsackie virus)
  • Symptoms are improving
  • The student has been fever free for 24 hours.
Physical Injuries & Physician Notes


In order for a student to use crutches at school, it is required that the student present a physician's note indicating the use of crutches and the dates for their usage. This note must be on file in the Health Office before the student arrives to school with crutches.