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Health and Wellness

San José Unified believes that health, safety, and wellness are important in developing and supporting our students’ capacity to learn and achieve academic success. Our Health and Family Support Programs Department provides services, resources, and access to community programs to support the health needs of our students. 

If your child currently attends San José Unified and you have a health-related question, please contact your student’s school. If your child is not enrolled in San José Unified and you have a question, please contact our Enrollment Center at or 408-535-6412

Counseling is available at all school sites. If you feel your child needs counseling, please contact your site administrator or teacher.  

Refer to Board Policy 5030 - Student Wellness to learn how our comprehensive school wellness system supports our students.

Student Illnesses

When your child does not feel well, it can be difficult to decide whether or not to send the child to school. For the safety of all, students with any of the symptoms below should not attend school.

Students who have been ill with a fever need to be fever-free, without the use of medication, for 24 hours before returning to school. Students experiencing diarrhea or severe nausea and/or vomiting must be kept at home for 48 hours after they no longer have symptoms.  In the event of a disease outbreak at their school, students must be kept at home for 48 hours after they no longer have symptoms. Protocols for illness and outbreaks may change based on directions from the Public Health Department. Under certain circumstances, parents may be asked to consult a physician and provide a written note from that physician indicating that the student may return to school.