Health and Safety
The health office is responsible for the health and saftey of your children. If your child has any health issue that might cause him/her distress or impair with the educational process in any way, please inform the school nurse. These health issues may include allergies, asthma, medical/physical impairments, or emotional issues. If you have any questions, concerns, or need clarification, contact the school nurse in person of via email. Nurse office hours are Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 7:15am to 2:30pm.
If your child requires medication to be administered at school, please give the medicine directly to the school nurse. Please do not give the medication to the office staff or teacher. Parents need to complete paper work. The school is required to have a physician order to administer any medication at school. A doctor's order for administration of medication is valid for one year. Each year, the school will require a new physician order to adminster any medication at school.
Over the counter medications, Tylenol, Motrin, Calamine lotion, may be given to students IF we receive prior written approval on the proper health information exchange card provided to the parent in the first day packet of paperwork. If we do not have the proper, prior written approval, we are unable to provide your child with over the counter medication. As per district policy, we can only give over the counter medication TWICE for similar complaints for the entire school year. If your student requires over the counter medication often, please ask your physician to provide a order for the school. Medication will need to be provided to the health office in the original container.
Student Injury or Illness
When your child has an injury or illness that affects his or her participation in Physical Education for more than three school days, parents need to provide the nurse with a note from their doctor stating the length of the limitation. Once the child is ready to participate, a release note from the doctor is required.
On-Line Health Resources
"Smart Moves, Smart Choices" (www.macneil-lehrer.com/thenews/themedic) is a school-based program for middle and high school students. The program is a collaboration between the National Association of School Nurses and PriCara(tm), a division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The goal of the program is to educate teens about the serious risks of abusing prescription medicines, such as those used legitimately to treat pain. The program features a video series and Web-based resources targeted to school nurses, teachers and parents. Called the.Medic and produced by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions' the.News, each video takes a news-based approach and is accompanied by science and language arts curricula. A series of assemblies in areas of the country with a high rate of prescription drug abuse among youths will bring together students, educators, parents and community members to generate a dialogue on the issue. the.Medic Video Topics:
- Segment One: Myth Busting - The truth behind teens' common beliefs about prescription drugs and abuse
- Segment Two: Science of Addiction - Information on the physical consequences of prescription drug abuse on the developing brain
- Segment Three: Changes for Life - First-hand accounts from teens on how prescription drug abuse impacts relationships with family and affects social lives, participation in sports and academics
- Segment Four: Media Literacy - Analyzing messages in the media about abuse of prescription drugs by popular figures
- Segment Five: What Parents Should Know - Information for parents about prescription drug abuse, communicating with teens, recognizing signs of abuse and resources
http://www.sandi.net/page/2582 is San Diego City School's site which includes multiple links for immunizations, medications at school, school physicals and much more!