Sarah Wilson, RN, Credentialed School Nurse 327-3077
Vanessa Peffer, Health Service Assistant 327-3078
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 when they are ill or injured.
The Heath Office is available to students and staff Monday - Friday from 7:30 am to 3:15 pm. A full time registered nurse and/or health assistant are available during the school day for 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/guardian 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/guardian. 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 order 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/guardian indicating their desire for the school to assist the student 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 located below. Please review the policy very carefully. 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 School Trips form located below (field trips, out of town performances, Grad Nite, etc.) require additional authorization. Please see nurse at least two weeks before the event.
PE POLICY FOR ASTHMA
Students with asthma are strongly encouraged to always carry their inhaler with them. Medication orders must be on file in the Health office (Ed Code 49423). Self-pace PE orders for asthma must be on file in the Health office.
PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING
Students who are unable to do some or all of the Physical Fitness Tests must present a written medical excuse from their physician to the nurse prior to the beginning of testing. Physician notes need to state which activities are to be waived.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.) EXCUSES
All P.E. excuses from a parent/guardian are given directly to the PE teacher. All P.E. excuses from a doctor are given directly to the Nurse. The doctor’s note will be kept on file in the nurse’s office. The student will return to P.E. with verification of their medical excuse from the nurse. Under no circumstances are students given an extension on P.E. medicals unless written permission is granted by the nurse or the physician.
Short term medical notes (2 weeks or longer, but not more than a semester)
Students that have medical notes for no PE or with too many restrictions for longer than two weeks will be placed on a contract for our online PE class.
Long term medical excuse (for a semester or school year) Students will be placed in alternate class by their counselor.
Students who desire to return to P.E. earlier than the original date provided by the physician will need written verification from the physician. All P.E. Medical excuses must be renewed each academic year.