SCHOOL HEALTH PROCEDURES
KEEPING EVERYONE HEALTHY: Please remember that PUSD Guidelines state that your child must be fever- and vomit-free for 24 hours before returning to school. Students with Upper Respiratory Infections common symptoms: persistent nasal discharge that is purulent or discolored, productive cough, excessive coughing or appears to be too ill or uncomfortable to adequately function in classroom setting should stay home until no symptoms for 24 hours or a written medical release is obtained.
MEDICATION: Students who are required to take any medication during school hours may be assisted by school personnel if the school receives a Medication Authorization form filled out by the physician and the parent detailing the instructions for administering the medication. This form may be picked up at the school office. For safety reasons, only adults may bring medication to school. Please do not send it to school with your child.
Sunscreen, cough drops, lip balm and Vaseline, etc, must have a note from the parent on file and will also be monitored by the school personnel.
MEDICATION PROCEDURES OUTLINED
According to California State law, prescription and non-prescription medications are permitted to be taken at school only with a written statement from the physician AND a written statement from the parent or guardian. The Health Office has a form available titled “Authorization for Medication Administration”.
Written information that must be provided is:
- Student’s name
- The name of the medication
- Physician’s instructions detailing the date(s), method, amount and time medication is to be given
- Parent/guardian and Physician signature
This information is required for all medications including “over-the-counter” Tylenol, ibuprofen, cold/allergy medicines, etc. All medications MUST be labeled with the student’s name and above information, in the original Rx or OTC container.
NO PLASTIC BAGGIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!
Please contact our Health Technician, with any questions or concerns.
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