Student Attendance

District Guidelines for School Attendance for Health Reasons

Brea Olinda Unified School District

Health Services

Guidelines for School Attendance for Health Reasons

The following guidelines are to be followed for school attendance:

  1. Children too ill to participate in normal school activities should be excluded from school attendance whether or not the child has a fever.
  2. Children with a temperature greater than 100° orally will be excluded until the temperature is normal for 24 hours without the use of an anti-pyretic.
  3. Elevated temperatures of 100° or above should be repeated after the child has rested quietly for 20 minutes in a room with comfortable temperature.
  4. Children with vomiting will be excluded until vomiting has stopped for 24 hours. A child with persisted diarrhea should be seen by a physician.
  5. Children with upper respiratory problems and without fever may attend school at the discretion of the principal and/or school nurse.
  6. Children receiving antibiotic therapy who are without fever and otherwise well may attend school.
  7. Children with a known or suspected contagious illness will be excluded until non infectious or until released by a physician.
  8. Children with a rash of undetermined origin will be excluded until the rash is gone or until released by a physician.
  9. Children who have undergone a medical procedure requiring general anesthesia are to stay at home for a minimum of 24 hours after anesthesia.
  10. Final decisions and exceptions regarding school attendance for health reasons will be at the discretion of the principal and/or school nurse.

Natalie Deporto MSN BOUSD District Nurse

(714) 990-7850 ext 1231 Fax (714) 990-7890


Updated: Sept. 2015

School Starts at 8:45

First Bell Rings at 8:42

Students need to be in class by 8:45

Students who attend school regularly learn more and are more successful in school than students who do not. Parents who make regular school attendance a priority also are helping their children learn to accept responsibility. Unless your child is sick, please set an expectation with your child that he/she needs to go to school.

Please report all absences to the school office at: 714-529-9737.

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