Creekside Health Procedures

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Creekside has a Health Technician, Debbie Lambert (1-858-391-1514 ext. 2101), to take care of first aid and emergencies. In case of student illness at school, the health attendant 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.


Please remember that PUSD Guidelines state that your child must be free from fever, diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours without the aid of medication 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.   


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.


Poway Unified School District philosophy is that parents bear the primary responsibility in providing medication for their students.  Whenever possible, medication should be administered at home.  Parents have the option to personally administer medication to their child at any time during the school day.  Health assistance can be provided to support student learning and attendance.  Medication administration is provided under the direction and indirect supervision of the resource nurses in Health Services.  If a student needs medication during the school day, the following procedure must be followed, according to Ed Code:

  • Complete an Authorization for Medication Administration form (H-26) click HERE for all prescriptions, over the counter, and herbal medication.  The form requires signatures by both the parent and the student’s physician.  The physician must be licensed in the state of California.  
  • The completed form should be given to the Health Technician at the same time as you deliver the medication.
  • The medication must be in a pharmacy-labeled container stating the student’s full name, medication name, proper dosage, and time to be given.

Please check  the expiration date on all medication you provide to the school site and update this medication as needed.

  • Long term medication:  Provide no more than a 1 month supply and replenish the medication as needed.
  • Over-the-counter medication (i.e. Benadryl, Tylenol, or herbal medication):  Medication must be in original container clearly labeled with student’s name.  Parent and physician authorization is required.
  • Sunscreen and Throat Lozenges/Cough Drops may be administered to preschool/elementary school students with parent authorization only by completing and signing the top portion of the H-26 form. A physician signature is not required.  All products must be in original packaging and labeled with the student’s name. No authorization for Sunscreen and Throat Lozenges/Cough Drops is required for Middle School or High School students. 
  • Epi-pens and Epinephrine auto-injectors:  A Potential Anaphylactic Reaction form (H-58) click HERE should be completed and signed by physician and parent.  (H-26 form is not necessary)
  • Asthma:  Please provide spacers for inhalers, if indicated, and review your child’s use of the inhaler with the school site Health Technician.
  • ESS and Medication:  Health Technician and ESS Coordinator can communicate and share forms.  However, you must provide separate containers of medication for each location.


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