Health Services & Immunizations
On behalf of the Beaumont Unified School District (BUSD) we would like to take this opportunity to explain the role of Health Services and to ask your help in our work with your children.
~Special Health Needs~
If your child has any special health needs this should be communicated to the District Nurse or health clerk. This information is kept confidential and it can be very important to a successful school experience. Examples of such needs are as follows:
Bee sting allergy
Allergy to any other substance
Difficulty with vision, hearing, speech
Need for medication during school day
Medications taken at home during the school day
Medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, seizures, and others.
Need for special aids such as crutches, walkers/wheelchairs, either temporary or permanent. These equipments, when used in school, must have a written statement/prescription from the physician. All equipments must be provided by parents/guardians.
Need for specialized physical health care procedures such as tube feedings, catheterization, nebulizer use, etc. These procedures, when performed in school, must have a written statement/prescription from the physician. All supplies must be provided by parents/guardians.
~Medication in School~
Every effort should be made to administer medication at home; however, if your physician feels that medication is necessary during school day, please submit a completed Beaumont USD Medication form to your child’s school. The form must be completed by both physician and parent before medication is brought to school.
A new form must be filled out for each medication and must be renewed each school year. Administration of medication during the school day is permitted only with written directions from the health care provider and the parent/guardian. This includes over the counter medications such as Tylenol. The medication must be in the original container professionally labeled by the pharmacist for this purpose.
Students are not allowed to carry medication of any kind on their person, or to take medication without official written direction from physician and parent. Students are permitted to carry and self-administer metered dose inhalers with the written permission of their physician, parent/guardian, and submission of this permission using Beaumont USD Medication Administration form.
~Emergency Telephone Numbers~
The importance of current Emergency Numbers must be stressed. It is essential, for the protection of our students, to be able to reach someone in case of emergency. Please fill out the emergency card and return to school as soon as possible.
It is important for you to notify the Health /Attendance office on the first day your child is absent from school. Such information enables us to observe patterns of illness and to be of service to you and your child if the need arises.
Per California state law, students in various grades are screened yearly for visual acuity, hearing and scoliosis. Parents/Guardians are informed of any abnormal findings by parent notification letters.
Your child should be kept at home when he/she has a disease such as impetigo, pink eye, chicken pox, head lice, flu, or any other communicable disease. Your cooperation will help prevent the spread of these diseases. Please contact the school nurse for further information on particular diseases.
California School Immunization Law requires all students K-12 to be immunized against diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and varicella (chicken pox). Students must meet the minimum age for initial vaccination and the minimum interval between vaccine doses as a requirement for entry. Your child may be excluded from school when any of the above requirements are not met.
School physical examinations are required for kindergarten entry or first grade who did not attend kindergarten. An oral (dental) health assessment is also required in kindergarten or first grade, whichever is his/her first year of public school.
- Per Assembly Bill 354, beginning in 2012-2013 and future school years, all students entering 7th grade are required to have proof of a pertussis (Tdap) booster prior to entry. There is a NO VACCINE NO SCHOOL policy for the tdap booster requirement.
- Per Assembly Bill 277, as of July 1st 2016 parents may no longer obtain a personal belief exemption entry into school for required vaccinations. Students must meet the vaccination requirements at certain vaccination check points, unless they have a medical exemption or are attending school at home or independently with no classroom instructions. For complete details, visit Shots for School SB 277 FAQ
For more information, please review the materials below: