Under a new law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016, exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade.
For more information about SB 277, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.
The following guidelines have been established to provide a safe school environment that is conducive to learning and ensure student safety and the prevention of student injury.
Please refer to the following guidelines to determine if your child’s needs would be best met by coming to school or staying at home. All students benefit from a healthy classroom environment and are most successful when rested and feeling good. Thank you for your assistance.
Send to School
❑ Fever free for 24 hours without fever medication
❑ No vomiting in the last 24 hours
❑ No diarrhea in the last 24 hours
❑ Minor cold symptoms
❑ Asthma responsive to medication
❑ With a doctor’s clearance following hospitalization, orthopedic injury or communicable disease
Keep at Home
❑ Fever in the last 24 hours
❑ Vomiting in the last 24 hours
❑ Diarrhea in the last 24 hours
❑ Signs of illness that interfere with learning, sleep, activity or play
❑ Cold symptoms such as frequent coughing and or nasal discharge that do not respond to
See Health Practitioner and Keep Home
❑ Complaints of ear pain or drainage from ears
❑ Any nasal discharge which persists over 14 days duration
❑ A persistent sore throat with fever or rash
❑ Undiagnosed skin rash or sores with redness, swelling, or fluid
❑ Redness of the eye with discharge or swelling
❑ Asthma not responding to medication, peak flow 50% or less, or treatment required more than
every 4 hours.