General Health Office Information

  • Important Downloadable Health Office Forms:
    EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016:  NEW STATE LAW REGARDING IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTIONS, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
     
    Health Clerks:  Ms. Clara Prater, 818-880-4614, ext. 223 / email: claraprater@lvusd.org 
    The Health Office is staffed by a Health Clerk. 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. The health clerk is equipped to provide emergency first aid only. Please consult your doctor for suspected illness or injuries. 

    Emergency Contacts
    Please provide school with current emergency telephone numbers (including others who will take responsibility for your child's care) so that we can contact you immediately in the event of injury or illness.These individuals must live locally, be 18 years of age and able to pick up your child if you are unavailalbe. 

    Illness
    Students should not be sent to school if they have any of the following symptoms:
    1. Sore throat, severe cough, earache, colored (green or yellow) nasal discharge
    2. Undiagnosed rash
    3. Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea
    4. Temperature of 100 degrees or higher (keep child home until fever-free for at least 24 hours)
    5. Head lice


    Medications at School

    CCR Title 5 regulations on Administering Medication to Students During the School Day as pursuant to the California State Board of Education Code Section 49423.6: All medication, including over-the-counter medications, must be delivered in the original pharmacy-labeled or manufacturer’s container. Medication can only be dispensed from properly labeled containers.

    1.  The request for Medication During School Form must be completed by a parent and the child’s physician, and submitted to the health office when the medication is brought to school. Click here to see the form.

    2.  Students may not carry medication in their backpack. Medications such as prescriptions or Advil, Motrin, Tylenol, or any over the counter medication, vitamins, herbal supplements must be left in the health office and require the Medication During School Form to be completed by both the parent and physician.

    3. Specialized medications such as EpiPen, Auvi-Q, Glucagon, and inhalers may be carried by the student with the Medication During School Form  and the Specialized Medication Form which can be obtained in the Health Office. 

    4.  Instructions on administering medications must include the dosage, frequency, and time of administration. Instructions to “follow package directions” will not be accepted. Over the counter medication must be delivered in the original container.

    5.  Medications that are controlled substances, such as Ritalin and Adderall, will be counted and documented when delivered to the health office. Refills brought to the school must be delivered in a pharmacy labeled container.

    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. A parent, or adult designee, is required to deliver and pick up medications from the health office.

    Please review our Medication Policy for complete details. 


    Cast, Crutches, Sutures, or Medical Appliance
    Students returning to school after an accident or illness requiring a cast, crutches, sutures or medical appliances need to bring a written release (form available top of this page), signed by both physician and parent, to the health office before returning to class.

    Pediculosis (Lice) and Chickenpox
    Students returning after contagious conditions such as chickenpox and pediculosis must be admitted through the health office. Students returning after treatment for pediculosis must be nit-free. Fore more information please click on the link at top of page. 

    Vision & Hearing, Scoliosis Screenings Notification
    In keeping with the state mandates, screenings are conducted for all students in the following grades:
    Scoliosis: 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys
    Hearing and Vision: 8th grade students

    Also: 
    1)  Students lacking current screening records
    2) Students being assessed for special education
    3) Referrals

    Parents of students not passing screenings will be notified in writing. Students may be exempted from screenings by annual written parental request.