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Health & Nutrition

YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH

Health Staff

Our school health technician is Mrs. Donna Kim (ext. 5763).  Our district nurses are on call for emergencies. We will notify you if your child becomes ill or if we detect a change in your child’s health.  We may ask you to follow up with a doctor’s examination.

Health Procedures

Students with a contagious or infectious disease or a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be allowed to remain in school.  When symptoms of a communicable disease are noticed, the school will contact the parent to refer the child to his/her physician.

Re-admission following a communicable disease must be in accordance with the regulations of the County Health Department.  Students with skin disorders, rashes, conjunctivitis and other serious diseases must be re-admitted to school by a licensed physician or local health officer. 

Students who have been absent with any of the following conditions must  be symptom free for at least 24 hours before returning to school:

  • Fever
  • Vomitting/Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Strep Throat
  • Any other transmissable disease

Guidelines for Exclusion/Return to School

Parents/guardians must provide the health office with written instructions from the student’s physician stating limitations and/or instructions for care while at school for the following:

A student returns to school with:

  • Cast
  • Crutches or other orthopedic appliances
  • Wheelchair

A student returns after:

  • A serious illness requiring 3 days or more absence from school
  • Surgical procedure
  • Overnight hospitalization

Staying Inside for Health Reasons

Students who must stay indoors during any normal outdoor periods such as PE and/or recess must have a note from a parent or legal guardian. Students remaining indoors will be supervised in the Health Office. If your child requires a prolonged period of removal from outdoor activities (more than 3 days), please provide a release of activity directive signed by your family physician.

Taking Medicine At School

If your child is required by the doctor to take prescribed medication during the school day, or if you wish your child to take over-the-counter medicines, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Request For Medication To Be Taken During School Hours, which can be found here.

  2. Submit the completed form signed by your child’s doctor with the dose, schedule and method of administering the medication.

  3. Keep prescription medication in the original container. Over-the-counter medication must be labeled with the child’s name, dosage, and doctor’s name and phone number.

Students may not carry medications, including  over the counter products such as cough drops or Tylenol in backpacks or on their person.  All medications must be locked up in the Health Office.

GOOD NUTRITION HELPS LEARNING

We ask that your child have a nourishing breakfast each morning before school.  For lunch, students can buy a healthy school lunch or bring their own. You can find out what we are serving by checking the school menus here

School Lunches

Lunches can be purchased daily at school for $3.50.  More information can be found here.

You can deposit money your child’s lunch account by visiting MyNutrikids.

The hot, nutritionally balanced lunch includes milk. If your child cannot drink milk, we need a written notice from your child’s doctor to substitute juice

Free Or Reduced Price Lunches

Free or reduced price lunches ($8.00 for twenty) are available to children who qualify under the income/family size guidelines. Application forms are sent home at the beginning of the year and are available in the school office.  All information is strictly confidential.

Lunches From Home

If you choose to send a lunch from home with your child, please do not send soft drinks, non-biodegradable, squeeze-type sweet drinks, or drinks in cans or bottles. Please do not send candy.  We encourage nutritious lunches.  If your child brings lunch from home, milk , orange juice or water may be purchased.

No Fast Food

Parents: please do NOT deliver any fast food lunches to your child at school.