Student Health Services
There is a full time credentialed school nurse on duty from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for assistance with health problems and first aid. Students who become ill or injured on campus are required to report to the health office for care and arrangements for school departure.
In keeping with the district goal of optimum physical and mental health for all students, the school nurse strives to strengthen the educational process through improvement of the health status and knowledge of children and youth. The school nurse shares in the responsibility of helping each student reach full educational growth and maximum potential in physical, mental, and social growth. Nurses provide a health services program for the assessment, evaluation, maintenance, and improvement of the health of pupils and school personnel.
All adjustments of PE participation involving more than three (3) days require a physician's statement. Medication to be taken during the school day for LESS than two weeks requires a Short Term Medication form and medication must be in the original bottle. Medication to be taken LONGER than two weeks requires a Physician Recommendations for Medication form be completed and medication must be in the original bottle. Over the counter Tylenol and Ibuprofen are available at school with completion of the Health Information Consent form contained in the registration packets. They can only be given by a school nurse.
ALL NEW AND INCOMING STUDENTS MUST SHOW PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION BEFORE REGISTRATION CAN BE COMPLETED.
Tdap Booster Information
Parents, guardians and employees are reminded that California law requires that students entering grades 7-12 must be immunized with a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster called Tdap.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to schedule their child’s immunization appointment as soon as possible. It may take more than a month to get an appointment. Personal healthcare providers, some local pharmacies and Community Health Centers offer vaccines. For a schedule of immunization clinics in San Diego County, visit www.sdiz.org.
The California Department of Public Health's website, Shots for School, provides extensive immunization information in both English and Spanish. Visit http://www.shotsforschool.org/.