Medications At School
A student who requires medication during the course of the school day must have written permission from both his/her parent or guardian and physician, detailing the medication, method of administration, amount, and time it is to be given.
Parents/Guardians must bring the medication to the school office in its original container, with the correct dosage, administration information, and student’s name printed on the label. A new medication form must be completed each school year.
Medication forms can be accessed for each school site (see links at right). All medication forms are also available in the school office.
Mandated Health Screenings
Per California State Law, school nurses coordinate mandated screenings for the following grade levels:
- Vision K, 2, 5, 8
- Hearing K, 2, 5, 8
- Color Vision K boys only
If your child does not pass one of the above screenings, a referral will be sent home.
Physical Health Examination (CHDP) Requirement
Within 90 days after a child’s entrance into 1st grade, state law requires that parents submit a certificate of health examination and screening documenting a physical examination within the past 18 months.
Oral Health Assessment
Effective January 1, 2007, students in their first year of public school must submit proof of oral health assessments. The assessments must be performed by a licensed or registered dental health professional, and proof of assessment is due on an annual basis by May 31.