Health

Mesa Verde Middle School Health Office Information

Medication Procedures | Health Screenings | Medical P.E. Exemption | Immunization Information
Normal Office Hours: 8:00am to 3:30pm M-F
Barbara Snelgrove, Health Technician 858-538-5692, BSnelgrove@powayusd.com

GENERAL INFORMATION Students must obtain a Health Office Pass or a note from their teacher to go to the Health Office. In case of an emergency, a pass permission is not required.

Illness: * With a temperature of 100, student needs to go home
*With a normal temperature, students rest for 10-15 minutes and are re-evaluated. At that point they either return to class OR call a parent to discuss their situation.

Injury: *Minor wounds are cleansed and bandaged, and the student is sent back to class. *Ice pack are given for sprains/strains. *Serious injuries-parents are always called.

MEDICATION PROCEDURES:

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 entitled, "Parent Authorization for Medication Administration" (PUSD Form H-26). Written information that must be provided is the student's name, name of medication, and physician's instructions detailing the method, amount, and time the medication is to be given, as well as parent/guardian and physician signature. This information is required for all medication, including over-the-counter Tylenol, Ibuprofen, cold/allergy medications, etc. All medication MUST be in a bottle that is labeled with the student's name and the above information. NO PLASTIC BAGGIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Students who must carry their medication with them (i.e. inhalers) also need specific authorization to so do (use PUSD Form H-26B) which is also available in the Health Office. For students with severe allergies that need emergency medication please complete the "Potential Anaphylactic Reaction" form (PUSD Form H-58). Please call if you have any questions or concerns.

Prescription and Non-prescription Medication:

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CHILD NEEDS MEDICATION WHILE AT SCHOOL
  1. Complete and Authorization for Medication Administration form (H-26) or similar. The form requires the signatures of you and your physician. If your student needs immediate access to his/her medication, complete the Self Carry Authorization for Medication form (H-26B)
  2. Give the completed form to the site Health Technician at the same time you deliver the medication.
  3. Be sure the medication is in a pharmacy-labeled container stating the child's full name, proper dosage and time of medication. Long-Term Medication: Give the Health Technician a two-week supply of medication. The Health Office does not have enough room to store larger quantities. Be sure to replenish the medication supply as needed.
THE DISTRICT HAS A "ZERO TOLERANCE" DRUG POLICY. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO SO MY CHILD MAY CARRY HIS/HER MEDICATION AT SCHOOL?

EXCEPTION - MEDICATIONS THAT NEEDS PARENT AUTHORIZATION ONLY!
The medications listed below may be administered to your child without a physician's signature. Remember to complete the top part of the Authorization for Medication Administration (H-26), sign and deliver it to the Health Technician with the medication: Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Throat Lozenges, Cough Drops. NOTE: medication must be in the original package marked with student's name.

PUSD MEDICATION PHILOSOPHY
Parents bear the primary responsibility in providing medication for their students. Whenever possible, medication is to be administered at home. A parent has the option to personally administer medication(s) to his/her student at any time. Health assistance at school is provided to support student learning and attendance. Medication administration is provided under the direction of the Health Services Department.

MANDATORY HEALTH SCREENINGS (top)

Vision and Hearing Screening: 8th grade
Please remind your student to bring his/her glasses to school on the screening dates.
Scoliosis Screening: Grade 7 - Girls Grade 8 - Boys
Scoliosis screening consists of a visual examination of the student's back by a credentialed school nurse. Girls are asked to wear a sports bra or bathing suit under their school clothes as shirts/tops must be removed for proper screening. Appropriate privacy is provided.

MEDICAL P.E. EXEMPTION

If a student is unable to participate in Physical Education due to illness or injury, they must have a note from a parent/guardian that states the following: * Name of student * Date * Reason for exemption * Parent/guardian name and signature * Daytime phone number.

A student may be excused for up to three (3) days with a parent note.

A physician must certify exemptions that exceed 3 days. This should include the diagnosis/reason for exemption.

For medical conditions that require an adjusted PE, please have your doctor complete the "Physician Authorization for Physical Education" (PUSD Form H-64)

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

Please visit the PUSD Health Services website
~here's the link DISTRICT HEALTH INFORMATION WEB PAGE
For more information contact PUSD Health Services at (858) 521-2800 or visit their website
 
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