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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 to send the child to school. For the safety of all, students with any of the symptoms below should not attend school.

Cancer Prevention Act

The parents and guardians of pupils admitted or advancing to the sixth grade level are hereby notified that the State of California advises that pupils adhere to current immunization guidelines, as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, regarding full human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization before admission or advancement to the eighth grade level of any private or public elementary or secondary school.

While HPV vaccination is not required for school, HPV vaccination is routinely recommended at age 11-12 years, and can start as early as 9 years. The vaccine is more effective if given sooner because pre-teens produce more antibodies after HPV vaccination than older teens. Vaccinating at a younger age can also protect them before they are exposed to the virus. HPV vaccination can prevent over 90 percent of cancers caused by HPV. HPV vaccines are very safe, and scientific research shows that the benefits of HPV vaccination far outweigh the potential risks.

For more information, please see Health and Safety Code 120336  and  California Education Code 48980.4.