Health Technician: Debbie Lambert 858-391-1514 x2107 firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENT HEALTH: Creekside has a Health Technician to take care of first aid and emergencies. In case of student illness at school, the Health Technician will notify parents or the emergency contact listed on the enrollment form. No registered nursing services are provided at the school on a daily basis.
STUDENTS WITH INJURIES: Students who come to school with a cast, brace, crutches or other visible support for an injury will have limited playground and Physical Education activities. We invite you to have your child’s doctor fill out the form found here to notify us of specific limitations, if any. Without this form we will do our best to determine the proper activity level.
KEEPING EVERYONE HEALTHY: Please remember that PUSD Guidelines state that your child must be free from fever, diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school. Students with Upper Respiratory Infections, persistent nasal discharge that is purulent or discolored, excessive coughing or appears to be too ill or uncomfortable to adequately function in classroom setting should stay home until there are no symptoms for 24 hours or a written doctor's medical release is obtained.
Click HERE for medication procedures for prescription or over-the-counter medication, EpiPens, lip balm, cough drops, sunscreen and contact lens solution at school.
Click HERE for the District Health Services Website.
Whooping Cough/Pertussis: Within the past few years, the entire state experienced an epidemic of whooping cough cases which is the common name for pertussis. Whooping cough is a bacterial respiratory illness characterized by severe spasms of coughing that can last for several weeks or even for months. Whooping cough is usually spread from person-to-person through close contact with respiratory droplets released when a person coughs or sneezes. Whooping cough, which gets its name from the noise children make when they gasp for breath between violent coughs, can be deadly in infants under the age of 12 months. It is usually just an annoying illness in older children and adults, although it can turn into bronchitis or other lung infections.
The best way to prevent the disease is with vaccination. Infants begin receiving this vaccine at two months of age. By the time children reach young adulthood, they no longer have the immunity and require a booster. A vaccine for older children and adults became available in 2005. Parents can protect their infants and children by checking with their health care provider to make sure that all family members’ immunizations are up to date. For the most recent local information or local immunization clinics please go to the County of San Diego Public Health Department’s Immunization website CLICK HERE.