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Health Office

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Healthy Children Learn Better

If your child is ill or has had a fever of 100 degrees or vomited in the last 24 hours, please keep him/her home the following day.  This is for the protection of all students.

Medication

If your child needs to take any form of medication at school, we must have the district form on file; with parent's and doctor's signature (these required forms are available in our Health Office).  This is for all medication, including over-the-counter.

Oral Health Assessments

California Law, Education Code Section 49452.8, now requires that your child have an oral health assessment by May 31 in Kindergarten or first grade, whichever is his or her first year of public school.  The law specifies that the assessment must be performed by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional.

Information about Head Lice for Parents

From time to time children in our schools are found to have head lice and/or nits.  Our district policy states that students who are found with live live will be sent home immediately for treatment.  The school would encourage you to notify our health office to limit the spread and exposure of other children.  Having head lice is not a sign of uncleanliness or poor hygiene. The pesky little bugs can be a problem for kids of all ages, no matter how often they do — or don't — clean their hair or bathe.

However, you can help to prevent kids from getting lice — or from becoming re-infested with lice — by taking the following precautions:

Tell kids to try to avoid head-to-head contact at school (in gym, on the playground, or during sports) and while playing at home with other children.

Tell kids not to share combs, brushes, hats, scarves, bandanas, ribbons, barrettes, hair ties or bands, towels, helmets, or other personal care items with anyone else, whether they may have lice or not.

Tell kids not to lie on bedding, pillows, and carpets that have recently been used by someone with lice.

Every 3 or 4 days, examine members of your household who have had close contact with a person who has lice. Then, treat those who are found to have lice or nits close to the scalp.

Please be sure to emphasize to your child that although having lice can certainly be very embarrassing, anyone can get them. It's important for kids to understand that they haven't done anything wrong and that having lice doesn't make them dirty. And reassure them that as aggravating as getting rid of the annoying insects can be, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Please report it to us if your child has lice –directly to your teacher or the school office, even if it’s anonymously - so we can get the word out for all kids to be extra careful!

 

SHOULD I SEND MY CHILD TO SCHOOL?

Should You Send Your Child to School? 


From Your School Nurse:

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 MD clearance following hospitalization, orthopedic injury or communicable disease            
Orthopedic Protocol - All ace wraps, braces, splints, casts, and crutches must have a note from the medical provider. Students with casts and crutches will not be allowed to actively participate in playground/PE activities because of the potential danger to the student and others.  
 
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 cold medication.  
See Health Practitioner and Keep Home
  • Complaints of ear pain or drainage from ears
  • Nasal discharge which persists over 14 days duration 
  • 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.