Health Concerns

Communicable Diseases

 

Should the child come down with any communicable disease during the school year, we would appreciate the parent’s notifying the school immediately.  We endeavor to take every precaution to alert the parents so that we may keep illness to a minimum among our students.

Illness and Accident

Please, for the health of the child and others, do not send him/her to school when he/she is ill.

 

If the child is going to be absent form school for any reason, it is necessary to notify the school before 8:30 AM.  The telephone number to call is

 

If the child is out of school for more than one week due to illness, we must have a note from a physician stating that the child is now able to return to school.

 

One-third of our program is outside, so a child that is not well enough to be outside should not attend.  A fever should be gone for twenty four hours before the child returns to school.

 

In case of accident or illness at school, the child will be sent to the office; and, if deemed necessary, parents will be notified to pick up the child.  It is quiet important that the information on the child’s school record is accurate.  Please notify the office of any changes in address, phone, or doctor.

 

Physician’s Report

 

California State Law requires that a Physician’s Report be completed and signed by a doctor before a child enters school (the State Law allows a two week grace period for the Physician’s Report, but the immunization record must be completed and filed with the school office before the child enters school).

 

Immunizations

 

At the time of each child’s first enrollment, documentation of immunizations are required:

 

DPT immunizations (first, second, third and fourth)

Polio immunizations (first, second and third)

Measles, Mumps, Rubella immunizations (MMR)

Hepatitis B (first, second and third)

Varicella

HIB

TB Test (Required if child shows symptoms)

 

Medicine

 

If the child has an allergy or is recovering from an illness (and is no longer contagious) but still requires medication, it may be given at school if:

 

  1. Medicine is in its original prescription container, and

 

  1. The child’s name, dosage, times of administration, name of physician, and name of pharmacy are properly labeled on the container. All medications must be given to the child’s teacher upon arrival. This is the responsibility of the parent.

 

  1. All liquid medications are to be stored in the office refrigerator.

 

  1. Inhalers and non liquid medications are to be placed in the child’s classroom medication box by a staff member only.

 

  1. A release form must be completed for each staff member administering inhalers. (This is a state regulation and will be several forms.)

 

  1. We recommend that medications taken on a daily basis, for long term use, be in a container that can be left at school. (If you ask your pharmacist, they can give you another container or bottle to keep at school.)

 

Parents must complete a “Medication Form” with the child’s name, date, teacher’s name, type of medication, dosage and time of administration. Please request Inhaler Administration form from the office.

 

We do not administer over the counter or non prescription medications without a note from the child’s physician with the exact dosage instructions.

 

Staff are required to have special training to work with a child having Diabetes that need blood sugar monitoring and insulin injections. Special guidelines have been set in place to help meet the needs of diabetic children. Please see the director for more information.

 

Emergency

 

Be sure to keep all addresses and telephone numbers current in the child’s file.  If the child is hurt or has another emergency situation, the following will be done:

 

  1. If the injury is not serious, simple first aid will be administered by the school staff.

 

  1. If the injury is serious or may require a doctor’s attention, the parent or other responsible person will be contacted and the child will be taken to the emergency room of the nearest hospital or other facility if designated by parent.