PLEASE KEEP SICK STUDENTS HOME!
The following guidelines have been established and we ask for your cooperation in keeping all our students healthy.
Students should NOT be sent to school if they have:
- Sore throat, severe cough, earache, green or yellow nasal discharge associated with a fever or other cold/flu like symptoms
- Nausea and vomiting
- Undiagnosed rash
- A fever of 100 degrees or more in the last 24 hours, without fever reducing medication.
- Yellow eye drainage with reddened or swollen eyes
- Has an illness that prevents the child from participating comfortably in all school activities
If your child needs to be excused from Physical Education, a written note from the parent or guardian stating the reason for exclusion is required. Verbal requests are not accepted. Any excuse for longer than five days requires a doctor's note.
LVUSD Health Office Protocols
Illness or Injury at School
If a child becomes ill at school, parents will be notified immediately. If parents cannot be reached, another adult designated on the student's emergency card will be asked to pick up the child.
Accidents which occur at school are not the responsibility of the school. Insurance forms are made available on the LVUSD website.
Please provide the 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, be able to pick up your child if you are unavailable and MUST show a valid ID.
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. Please consult your doctor for suspected illness or injuries as we are equipped to provide emergency first aid only.
VISION & HEARING SCREENINGS NOTIFICATION
In keeping with the state mandates, screenings are conducted for all students in the following grades:
- Vision – K, 2, 5
- Hearing - K, 2, 5
- Students lacking current screening records
- Students being assessed for Special Education
Parents of students not passing screenings will be notified in writing. Students may be exempted from screenings by annual written parental request.
Students should not be sent to school if sore throat, severe cough, earache, colored (green or yellow) nasal discharge, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, undiagnosed rash or temperature of 100 or more are present. KEEP CHILD HOME UNTIL FEVER-FREE FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS.
Students are NOT permitted to possess their own medications. Medications should be given at home. Ask your doctor if a prescribed medicine can be given after school hours, rather than bringing medicine to school. If medications (prescription OR over-the-counter) must be given at school, they will be accepted only after a "Medication During School Hours" form is completed BY BOTH PHYSICIAN AND PARENT (CLICK HERE for form or it is available in the health office) and medication is in a properly labeled pharmacy container (over-the-counter medications in original container-NOT plastic bags or envelopes).
Cast, Crutches, Sutures, or Medical appliance
Students returning to school after an accident or illness requiring a cast, crutches, sutures or medical appliances (ex: ace bandages) need to bring a written release (CLICK HERE for form), signed by both physician and parent, to the health office before returning to class.
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. For more information see attachments below.
Getting A Head Of Head Lice
A Parent's Guide to Head Lice
Lice Letter to Parents
Our 5th graders go to Outdoor Education in the spring. Packets are sent home in January. All medication forms must be signed by parent and physician. Include the dosage and frequency, specified by the physician. We want all of our children to have an unforgettable experience. If you have any questions please call the Health Clerk from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.