Health Office

Monday – Friday
7:25-2:40 p.m.
Phone: (619) 476-4260
Fax: (619) 425-3284

School Nurse

Please use this resource for COVID 19 questions about decision making: COVID-19 K-12 Decision Tree (San Diego County Office of Education) Updated 9/2/21

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES POSITION STATEMENT
What is the Role of the 21st Century School Nurse?

CALIFORNIA IMMUNIZATION LAW – SENATE BILL 277

IMMUNIZATIONS

 Students must have all the immunizations required by California in order to attend school.  For more information, please visit SHOTS FOR SCHOOL.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS REQUIRING AN ACTION PLAN AND MEDICATION

  • An authorized health care provider who is licensed by the State of California may prescribe medication for students to take at school (Ed Code 49400 & 49423; California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 601[a]).
  • A new form must be completed each school year and on file in the health office.
  • Changes in medication require a new authorization form signed by the health care provider and parent.

FORMS:

SEIZURES:

Diabetes School Management:
*Ask the student’s endocrinologist for a plan.

MEDICATIONS:

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION FORM (*Physician to complete*)

  • An authorized health care provider who is licensed by the State of California may prescribe medication for students to take at school (Ed Code 49400 & 49423; California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 601[a]).
  • A new form must be completed each school year and on file in the health office.

Changes in medication require a new authorization form signed by the health care provider and parent.

  • Inhalers & Epi-pens are the only medications that may be carried by the student, medication must be stated on doctor’s order, & verified by the parent.
  • Medication order must state the name of the medication and the dosage to be used at school.
  • Medication must be in the original pharmacy-labeled container.
  • Medication must be picked up from the health office at the end of the school year.
  • Unclaimed medication will be destroyed at the close of the last day of school.

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS FORM

  • A new form must be completed each school year and on file in the health office.
  • The following OTC medications are available in the nurse’s office and can be administered with parent permission, as needed by the nurse:
    • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or generic
    • Calcium Carbonate (Tums)
    • Cough drops or throat lozenges
    • Ibuprofen (Advil) or generic

PHYSICAL EDUCATION MODIFICATIONS FOR INJURY OR ILLNESS

  • Needed when a student has an injury with a recovery time longer than a week.
  • A short-term PE excuse is available from the school nurse with a note from the parent for up to three days.
  • If there are special considerations (I.e., crutches, special accommodations, diet restrictions, etc.) they should be included on the physician order.
  • The student must bring a written release from the doctor when cleared.
  • All orders/statements of conditions must be written by a doctor licensed and practicing in California.

COVID-19 K-12 Decision Tree (San Diego County Office of Education)Updated 9/2/21

A COVID-19 Guide for Parents ENGLISH

A COVID-19 Guide for Parents SPANISH

GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS ON KEEPING ILL STUDENTS HOME (ENGLISH)

GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS ON KEEPING ILL STUDENTS HOME (SPANISH)

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC SCHEDULES

SAN DIEGO PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER IMMUNIZATION CLINICS

 
 Additional Student Health Service resources available on the Sweetwater Union High School District Website: Student Health Services