ADMINISTRATION OF PRESCRIBED MEDICATION
The school will cooperate with parents and attending physicians regarding the administration of medication at school. If your child has been prescribed medication by a physician either on a continuing or episodic basis, or needs to take “over the counter” medications while in school, your child may be assisted by school personnel if the Medicine Form is filled out and signed by both the physician and the parent, and returned to the school office, along with the medication. Medication MUST be in the original container, with the physician’s administrating directions attached. Students are NOT to have any medication on his/her person or in his/her belongings at any time during the school day. Such medication, if found in a student’s possession, will be confiscated and may be dealt with as a discipline matter.
California state law requires all pupils who are entering or transferring into public and private elementary and secondary (grades kindergarten through 12) to have completed immunizations. If you have questions, please consult your doctor, school nurse or school secretary. Students entering the 7th grade must have the T-DAP booster in order to start school.
The teacher, secretary, administrator or school nurse will administer first aid in case of accidents. In case of emergencies, if we are unable to reach you, we will call the numbers listed on your registration card or the hospital if necessary. Please make sure your emergency numbers are current and correct.
It is very important to tell your child’s teacher and the school nurse about any chronic illnesses or conditions your child might have. The school can then be prepared for any emergency and know how to best care for your child.
California Education Code 49414 authorizes school districts to provide epinephrine auto-injectors to trained personnel to use to provide emergency medical aid to persons suffering from an anaphylactic reaction. This policy states that a credentialed, licensed school nurse or trained, unlicensed school staff, under the direct or indirect supervision of the credentialed school nurse (or supervisor of health), may administer epinephrine in the form of an epinephrine auto-injector during a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. The epinephrine auto-injector rapidly delivers a pre-measured, sterile, single dose of epinephrine by direct injection through the skin.
**If parents/guardians do not wish their child to receive this treatment, they must indicate in writing within two weeks of the beginning of school.
Vision screening is provided for grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8. Hearing screening is provided for grades K, 1, 2, 5, and 8. Dental screening is provided by Dr. Yamamoto to all 3rd grade students.