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Student Health

For the well being of all students, children should remain at home if they are ill. Below are some general guidelines to help you decide if you should keep your child home from school:
 
Keep at HomeSend to SchoolSee a Doctor
Fever above 100°Ear infection; no painUndiagnosed skin rash
Vomits more than onceInfrequent diarrheaEye infection
Flu: body aches, fever, headacheMinor cold (runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat) 
 Cold sores (Sore covered) 
 Infestation of scabies, lice (After treatment begins) 
 Strep throat (After 24 hours of medication) 
 Vague "I don't feel good" symptoms 

The school has no way of providing for children who are ill except to contact the parent or emergency contact and request they be picked up and taken home. For this reason, it is critical that the school have current parent/guardian contact information on file.

Please notify the school office if your child is staying home due to illness.
 
The child may return to school only after temperature is normal for 24 hours.
 
If your child has a contagious disease (i.e., strep throat, head lice, ringworm, conjunctivitis), please notify the school immediately so that steps can be taken to prevent epidemics. Normal procedure is to send a district-issued warning letter home to the students in the class. The child can be readmitted to school when medical treatment for the disease has been started by a doctor and with a doctor's note. In case of a contagious disease considered a public health risk, such as H1N1, the district will issue a policy in accordance with the requirements of the Health Department.
 
For more information, contact the health office at 619-497-3500, option 3.

Student Data Cards

When your child is registered, and at the beginning of every year, you are asked to fill out a data card that is filed in the school office and a card giving or refusing your permission to administer OTC meds. It is absolutely essential that the information on that card is kept up-to-date with current information. This information includes:
 
  1. Home and business phone numbers.
  2. An emergency contact phone number (this should be someone who has permission to pick up and care for your child when you cannot).
  3. The name, address, and phone number of your child’s doctor.

Please notify the school office of any change of address or phone number. This is of great importance should it be necessary to contact you concerning your child, especially in an emergency situation.

Medications

All medications, including aspirin, Tylenol, cough/cold medicines, etc., must be left in the office. Each medication, whether prescription or nonprescription, must be in its original container and marked with the child's name, a doctor's dosage instructions, and time to be taken. Only the school nurse can give nonprescription medications to students who submit a completed Health Information Exchange Consent Form. In addition, a doctor's note The school nurse will be on site on Monday through Thursday. Office staff will distribute medications on Fridays.

Prescription medications must be accompanied by physician's orders that include exact dosage and, as mentioned above, must be in the original container. These requirements help protect your child by ensuring administration of the correct medication and dosage.

Required Immunizations

 

DPTA complete series of four doses, but one more dose if last dose was given before second birthday.
POLIOA complete series of three doses, but one more dose if last dose was given before second birthday.
MMRTwo doses for kindergarten.
HEPATITIS BA complete series of three doses. For kindergarten, the series must be started.
VARICELLA (chicken pox)For kindergarten.

 

Student Insurance

SDUSD does not carry medical or dental insurance for students injured on school grounds, while under school jurisdiction, or while participating in school district activities. However, the district does provide access to optional accident insurance. Student insurance booklets are available in the office upon parent request.