Health Office

Dear Parents,

The Portola High School Health office has a registered nurse onsite most days. If a student is going to be absent from school due to an illness or injury, a note is required from a doctor for it to be excused. Additionally, if a student is going to need crutches, a wheelchair or any other assisted device to get around campus, an additional note must be provided by their doctor or care provider.

Parents/guardians should include the school nurse in an e-mail sent to the teachers, counselors or assistant principals regarding your learner's health-related information.  

Jim Matejcek, BSN, RN School Nurse



  • Temperature 100 degrees and above
  • Students have to be fever free without the use of pain relievers (ex. Tylenol or ibuprofen) for at least 24 hours
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea. The student may return to school 24 hours after the last episode
  • Uncontrollable, infectious cough
  • Suspected communicable disease(ex. Cellulitis, Zika)
  • Suspected infection of the eyes (i.e. conjunctivitis), nose, throat (i.e. strep throat), skin (i.e. scabies), or scalp (i.e. lice)
  • A rash of unknown origin – student may return to school when written authorization is received from the healthcare provider

Students MUST stay home for 24 hours on antibiotic medicine