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Health Services

Health Services

The Oakley Union Elementary School District provides a variety of services to promote the wellness of every student in the district.  A Registered Nurse licensed in California and certified in Public Health is available to assist and give counsel to parents and teachers in regard to any health concerns.  Direct services are provided by the school office staff and supervised by the Registered Nurse. 

Health Policies

Emergency Information

An Emergency Information Card must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian for each student at the beginning of each school year.  This form will be kept on file in the office and used to contact parents / guardians in emergency situations.  Any changes to the information on this card should be reported promptly to the office staff. 

Illness or Injury

For health and safety purposes, students should not be sent to school if they are showing signs of illness, such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, constant coughing, sore throat or untreated infected skin patches / rashes.  It is advisable that students with a fever are kept home until he/she is fever free for 24 hours, without benefit from a fever – reducing agent.

Parents should notify the school office whenever their child is going to be absent from school due to illness or injury.

During school hours if your child feels ill or is injured, the office personnel will determine if your child needs to be taken home by checking the following signs or symptoms:

  • Temperature of 100.0°F or above with complaints of moderate to severe illness or pain
  • Difficult or rapid breathing (with no relief from medications provided by parent)
  • Severe coughing
  • Eyes that are red, swollen and draining
  • Vomiting / diarrhea
  • Severe pain

If any of these conditions exist, the office staff will notify the parents. Parents are responsible to pick up your child or arrange for a designated person to pick up the child promptly.  The adult picking up the child must sign out the student in the school office.

If your child has a long-term medical condition (such as asthma, severe allergies or anaphylaxis, diabetes, seizures, etc.) please make sure it is noted on the Emergency Information Card and Health Survey Form. In addition, please check with the office manager to obtain other forms that may need to be filled out.

Head Lice

A student who has active, adult live lice will be excluded from school until treatment is completed.  Once treatment has been completed, the student shall be allowed to return to school the next day and shall be checked by school staff to ensure that the student is free of lice before returning to class.  According to Board Policy, once he/she is determined to be free of lice, the student shall be rechecked weekly for up to 6 weeks.

Medications

The California Education Code has specific guidelines for all public schools regarding the administration of medications for both prescription and over the counter medications. 

A physician’s statement must be completed each school year for students receiving either prescription and/or over–the–counter medications during school and all school sponsored events / activities. This form must be updated annually.  Additionally, this form must be resubmitted as needed to reflect any medication/ dosage changes.  

All prescription and over – the – counter medications must be delivered to school in its original labeled container.  Medications not delivered in its original container will not be accepted by the school. It is also the responsibility of the parents to check expiration dates on all medications.  All medications must be delivered to the school by an adult.

Physical Exams

Students entering kindergarten or first grade shall submit to the school a signed physical form completed by the student's health examiner certifying that the student has completed a comprehensive health screening within 18 months prior to entry into first grade or within 90 days thereafter.

Immunization Requirements

The California School Immunization Law requires that children be up-to-date on their immunizations (shots) to attend school. Most children need booster shots before starting kindergarten.  Students must present documentation of complete immunizations before entry into a school.  Students shall be excluded from school or exempted from immunization requirements only as allowed by law.

Vision / Hearing Screenings

All students shall have their vision and / or hearing screened each year.   This screening shall comply with California Department of Education standards and shall be performed by qualified personnel authorized by the District as specified by law.

For male students, color vision shall be tested one time, after the student reaches grade one. 

The parent/guardian of any student suspected to have visual or auditory concerns shall receive a notice with a request that remedial action be taken to further evaluate the findings.

Classroom teachers may refer any student from any other grade for either screenings as necessary.

Scoliosis Screening (Middle school)

Each female student in grade seven and each male student in grade eight shall be screened for scoliosis.  This screening shall comply with California Department of Education standards and shall be performed by a qualified personnel authorized by the District as specified by law.

The parent/guardian of any student suspected of having scoliosis shall receive a notice which includes an explanation of scoliosis and describes the significance of treatment at an early age. 

Classroom teachers may refer any student from any other grade for scoliosis screening s as necessary.