The Health Office is staffed by a Health Clerk, Anne Carter (818-224-4107 ext 33223). Health Clerks are certified in First Aid and trained in CPR. They assist with first aid or illness situations occurring at school, but are not licensed or trained in diagnosis. We trust that you will understand the need for the following standards:
1. Students should not be sent to school if they have any of the following symptoms:
- Sore throat, severe cough, earache, colored (green or yellow) nasal discharge
- Undiagnosed rash
- Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea
- Temperature of 100 degrees or more
2. Medications at school:*
- Medications should be given at home whenever possible. Ask if a prescribed medication can be given after school rather than during school.
- If medications (prescription or over-the-counter) must be given at school, they will be accepted only after an Authorization for Medications form is completed by the parent and physician (and re-submitted each year as needed). Check out our Medication Policy link for complete details.
*We updated our medication administration procedure to be compliant with the CCR Title 5 regulations on Administering Medication to Students During the School Day as pursuant to the California State Board Education Code Section 49423.6. Effective immediately, we can no longer accept medications, including over-the-counter medications, in unlabeled containers or plastic baggies. Please read the following procedure for delivering student medications to the school.
1. All medications, including over-the-counter medications, must be delivered in the original pharmacy-labeled or manufacturer's container. Medications can only be dispensed from properly labeled containers.
2. We will no longer give a one-day grace period for administering medications delivered in unlabeled containers.
3. The Authorization for Medications to be Taken During School Hours form must be completed by a parent and the child's physician and submitted to the health office with the medication.
4. Instructions on administering medications must include the dosage, frequency and time of administration. Instructions to "follow package directions"will not be accepted.
5. Medications that are controlled substances, such as Ritalin and Adderall, will be counted and documented when delivered to the health office. The health clerk will notify you when additional medication is needed. Refills brought to the school must also be delivered in pharmacy-labeled containers. Medications cannot be transferred between containers.
6. If the date on any medication is expired or the prescription is more than one year old, the medication will not be accepted.
7. For the health and safety of all students, medications are not to be sent with students. Parents, or adult designee, are required to deliver and pick up medications from the health office.
We appreciate your cooperation with the above guidelines to ensure the safety of our students. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our District School Nurses at 818-880-4000, extension 81341.
3. Consult your doctor for suspected illness or injuries as we are equipped to provide emergency first aid only for accidents that occur at school.
4. Provide the school with current emergency telephone numbers so that we may contact you immediately if necessary. Designate local persons to act on your behalf and take responsibility for your child's care if you cannot be reached. While family is usually your first choice in this situation, it does not benefit the child if the family member does not live locally or if the person works full-time. Please designate people who are most likely to be available. Do not list anyone under the age of 18 (including siblings) as we will not release your child to them. Students will not be released to anyone without prior written permission.
5. If your child needs to be excused from Physical Education activity, he/she must have a written letter from the parent stating the reason for child must be out. Any P. E. excuse longer than 5 days requires a doctor's note. No verbal requests are accepted.
Preventing Communicable Diseases
It is recommended that staff and students follow the below recommended practices by the California Department of Public Health for preventing the transmission of Enterovirus and other illnesses:
- Wear disposable gloves when handling or exposed to bodily fluids such as when changing diapers, providing first aid or cleaning potential contaminated areas.
- Dispose gloves after each use.Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
- Students with flu-like symptoms should stay at home.
Flu-like symptoms may include:
- Fever (100 degrees F. or higher) or feverishness
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Body aches
- A feeling of being very tired
- Vomiting or diarrhea
Generally, health officials recommend that individuals who have flu-like symptoms should remain at home and avoid contact with others. They should do so until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Permission to Return to School
Any student returning to school after and injury which required cast, crutches, sutures, or other medical appliances must complete a permission slip (See LVUSD forms on the right) to return to school. A doctor's note must be attached or the doctor must fill out the lower part of the form.
LVUSD Health documents listed below
- Nut/Peanut Allergy
- Head Lice
- Cold and Flu
- General Health Information
- Diabetes Management Plan
LVUSD School Health forms listed below
- Authorization for medication
- Oral Health Assessment
- Cast and Crutches (English and Spanish)
- Student Health Record
- CHDP (required CA form for enrollment)
Allergy Action Plan
Authorization for Medications
Diabetes Management Plan
Flu Guide for Parents
Health services and First Aid
Nut allergy information