Health Office Information

 
Debbie Sabatini, Health Technician, 858-485-4850 Ext. 4037
dsabatini@powayusd.com

GENERAL INFORMATION
Students must obtain a Health Office Pass or a note from their teacher to go to the Health Office. All students must sign in on the log sheet. Students who need to go to the Health Office during lunch need permission from a Noon Duty of office personnel. In case of an emergency, a pass permission is not required.
Illness:
  • * With a temperature of 101 (or 100 with other symptoms), 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. Exception: Middle and High school students do not need parent authorization to carry sunscreen or throat lozenges/cough drops.Preschool and Elementary school students still need parent authorization (H-26 form signed) to be administered by the health tech.   There is no longer a need for parent authorization for contact lens solution or lip balm for anyone.

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. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.  District Forms available here

MANDATORY HEALTH SCREENINGS 

Vision and Hearing Screening:
8th grade screening will take place during CORE classes

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. As a courtesy, if a parent phones the Health Technician and makes a verbal request for P.E. exemption, a one day only exemption will be written.

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

Students excused from participation are not necessarily excused from dressing out or class attendance. If there is a severe disability/illness, dressing out will not be required and student will check into the library. They must have a signed pas from a staff member to check into the library, and will sign into an attendance book.

Long-term exemptions are handled on a case-by-case basis, but must have physician documentation.

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION 

Please check the District Health page for immunization information.
 

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