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Health Office


Onsite Health Tech:

Thelma Martinez


Health Office Phone:

909-949-9635; ext. 202


The Pepper Tree health office is open during all school hours to provide basic first aid.  If your child becomes ill during the school day, the health office will contact you to come and pick up your child.

Sick Child Policy

Please do not send your child to school if they are running a fever, are experiencing active gastrointestinal symptoms, have a deep or productive cough, a contagious illness, oozing wounds or rashes, or are not feeling well enough to participate in daily activities. Students must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before they can return to school. 

Special Medical Needs

If your child has any allergies, illnesses, or other issues (including medications they are taking at home) that either Pepper Tree staff, teachers, or emergency medical professionals would need to know on a daily basis or in the event of an emergency, it is the parents' responsibility to tell the school prior to your child's attendance.

Non-Routine Medical Care at School

If your child requires medical care at school, you will need to provide the school with a written health care plan from your child's doctor.  The school cannot administer prescription medications of any kind, or provide non-routine medical care without these written instructions.

If your child requires a health plan or 504 Plan, these must be submitted in writing prior to your child's start date.  If you have any questions about medical care or procedures at school, please contact the district nurse.


Here are a few things you can do to help prevent the spread of flu:

  • Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub. You can set a good example by doing this yourself.
  • Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks, food, or unwashed utensils.
  • Teach your children to cover their coughs and sneezes with tissues, or using the elbow, arm, or sleeve instead of the hand when a tissue is not available.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100 degrees Farenheight, 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, and feeling very tired. Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected.
  • Do not send children to school if they are sick.  Any children who are determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.

For more information, visit, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO for the most current information about the flu. You can also find more information about the flu in California at call San Bernardino County Department of Public Health at 1-800-782-4264


Please see the Medical Assistance Form on the home page under "Parent Resources".


Attendance is very important to us here at Pepper Tree. To avoid receiving attendance letters remember that, for the entire school year

  • Tardies need to remain under four (4) ;and
  • Absences should remain under ten (10) .

Children are expected to be in school unless they are ill. Please call your child’s school office to report an absence. If this is not possible, a note indicating the reason for the absence is required when your child returns to school. 

Appointments: Doctor and dental appointments are the only excused absences. We appreciate your efforts in having your child attend school any portion of a day when full attendance is not possible. A telephone answering machine is available 24 hours a day to report absences.

Attendance/Absentee Line: To report an absent student call the attendance line at 909- 949-3627 and leave a message.

Be sure to include your child's name, date of absence, reason for absence, and your name and your relationship to the child.

Perfect Attendance Awards: Monthly recognition for perfect attendance will take place again this year. If your child is ill, we do ask that you keep him/her at home to avoid spreading the illness to other children, teachers, and staff.