If your child is exhibiting symptoms of gastroenteritis, which often includes stomach pain or spasms, diarrhea and/or vomiting, loss of appetite, and occasionally fever, keep your student home. Sick students will be excluded from school until they have no symptoms for 2 days and no fever for at least 24 hours. The condition is usually of acute onset, normally lasting 24-72 hours. Preventing the spread of gastroenteritis includes frequent hand washing before eating, after using the bathroom and not to share food or drinks.
We would like to share some information with you about health services provided at our school. The Health Office is staffed by a Health Clerk who is trained in First Aid and CPR. They assist with illness and first aid situations occurring at school. The Health Clerks are not a licensed nurse or trained in diagnosis. The following guidelines have been established and we ask for your cooperation in keeping all our students healthy.
Students should not be sent to school if they have:
Sore throat, severe cough, earache, green or yellow nasal discharge associated with a fever or other cold/flu like symptoms
Nausea and vomiting
Morning temperature of 99.5 or greater
A fever of 100 degrees or more in the last 24 hours
Yellow eye drainage with reddened or swollen eyes
Has an illness that prevents the child from participating comfortably in all school activities
Medications should be given at home.
Check with your health care provider about medications being given after school rather than bringing medicine to school
Any prescription or over-the-counter medications must be accompanied by the Authorization of Medication Administration During School Hours form signed by both the parent and the physician at the beginning of each school year.
Medications must be in the original manufacturer or pharmacy labeled container.
Consult your physician for suspected illness or injuries. The Health Clerks are equipped to provide first aid for injuries and accidents that happen during the school day.
Please provide the school with current emergency telephone numbers,including persons who are authorized to pick up your child from school in the event of an illness or injury. These individuals must live locally, be 18 years of age and be able to pick up your child if you are not available.
If your child needs to be excused from Physical Education, a written note from the parent or guardian stating the reason for exclusion is required. Verbal requests are not accepted. Any excuse for longer than five days requires a doctor's note.
Melinda Irvin, Yerba Buena Health Clerk PS-Yes, I am a BRUIN fan too!!
LVUSD Health Office Protocols
Please provide school with CURRENT emergency telephone numbers (including others who will take responsibility for your child's care) so that we can contact you immediately in the event of injury or illness.
The Health Office is staffed by a Health Clerk. Health Clerks are certified in First Aid and trained in CPR. They assist with first aid or illness situations occurring at school, but are NOT licensed or trained in diagnosis. Please consult your doctor for suspected illness or injuries-we are equipped to provide emergency first aid only.
Vision & Hearing Screenings
VISION & HEARING SCREENINGS NOTIFICATION In keeping with the state mandates, screenings are conducted for all students in the following grades: Vision – K, 3, 5 Hearing - K, 2, 5 Also:
1) Students lacking current screening records: 2) Students being assessed for special education: 3) Referrals.
Parents of students not passing screenings will be notified in writing. Students may be exempted from screenings by annual written parental request.
Students should not be sent to school if sore throat, severe cough, earache, colored (green or yellow) nasal discharge, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, undiagnosed rash or temperature of 100 or more are present. KEEP CHILD HOME UNTIL FEVER-FREE FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS.
Students are NOT permitted to possess their own medications. Medications should be given at home. Ask your doctor if a prescribed medicine can be given after school hours, rather than bringing medicine to school. If medications (prescription OR over-the-counter) must be given at school, they will be accepted only after a "Medication During School Hours" form is completed BY BOTH PHYSICIAN AND PARENT (form available on this web page) and medication is in a properly labeled pharmacy container (over-the-counter medications in original container-NOT plastic bags or envelopes).
Cast, Crutches, Sutures, or Medical appliance
Students returning to school after an accident or illness requiring a cast, crutches, sutures or medical appliances need to bring a written release (form available on this web page), signed by both physician and parent, to the health office before returning to class.
Lice and Chickenpox
Students returning after contagious conditions such as chickenpox and pediculosis must be admitted through the health office. Students returning after treatment for pediculosis must be nit-free. For more information see attachments below.