Welcome to the Nurse’s Office
The Health Office is located in the main office building. Parents must stop at the Receptionist’s desk in the Main Office and proceed back to the Health Office to sign out their student if they are ill or injured.
The Heath Office is available to students and staff Monday - Friday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. A full time registered nurse and health assistant are available during the school day for all health care needs. Some of the services provided include the evaluation of illness and injuries, health assessments for vision, hearing, and the confidential management of all health related issues, medical records and emergency records. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.
FIRST AID AND ILLNESS
If a student becomes ill or injured while at school he/she will receive every care and consideration. Parents will be contacted for injuries of a serious nature or if a student is too ill to remain at school. If the student needs to go home for an injury or illness the nurse or the assistant will contact the parent. Students will be released through the Health Office. The nurse is always happy to consult with parents regarding health problems, however please note that injuries which occur at home should be cared for at home.
If your child has ONE of the following, he/she should be kept at home:
a) Illness with a fever of 100.0 or greater
b) Illness that affects your child’s ability to participate in class.
c) Vomiting and/or diarrhea
d) Fever of 100.0 or greater within the last 24 hours.
e) Initiation of antibiotics within the past 24 hours.
Upon return to school after any extended illness or communicable disease the student should follow up with the school nurse.
CONTAGIOUS DISEASE POLICY:
Clovis Unified School District follows California Education Code guidelines for students with infectious or contagious disease. The district asks parents/guardians’ cooperation in keeping these students out of school activities if there is reason to believe he/she has a contagious disease (see CUSD: Student and Parents Rights and Responsibilities for policies and regulations.)
IMMUNIZATIONS (NO SHOTS, NO ADMITTANCE)
All students entering Intermediate and High School must meet all current California Immunizations requirements for schools. Information can be found at www.shotsforschool.org
ALL medications (even over the counter medications including Tylenol, Advil, Midol, inhalers. etc.) must be accompanied by a physician’s written statement and checked in through the health office. Students allowed to carry inhalers and EpiPens must have written authorization from a physician. The California Education Code Section 49423 and Clovis Unified School District require that prescription and over the counter medication to be taken during the school day must be presented with:
(1) Written statement from the physician detailing the name of the medication, amount, method, and time schedules by which medication is to be taken.
(2) Written statement from the parent or guardian indicating their desire for the school to assist the pupil in the matters set forth in the physician’s statement.
(3) Medication must be clearly labeled and sent to the school in the original container from the pharmacy.
(4) Medication will be kept in the Health Office unless otherwise directed by the physician.
The “Medication at School” form is included in this handbook. Please review the policy very carefully. It is also available on the CUSD website under: Departments >Nursing>Medication at School form. Medication at School forms expire at the end of the school year unless otherwise indicated by the physician. NO MEDICATIONS WILL BE GIVEN AT SCHOOL UNLESS ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE MET. The Health Office does not keep medication for general student use.
Medications for off-campus activities (field trips, out of town performances, Grad Night, etc.) require additional authorization. Please see nurse at least two weeks before the event.