General Health Information
Puberty training is done for all 5th graders (whose parents haven’t opted out) during the spring of each school year.
- Health/Attendance clerks are trained annually by the district nurses on diabetes, asthma, and allergies.
- Medication administration is reviewed and hands-on skills are checked off.
- Seizure training is completed with all staff who works with students with seizures on an annual basis.
- Training on signs/symptoms of high and low blood sugars is done for teachers and administration at schools with diabetic students.
- G-tube bolus feeding training on a case by case basis.
- Food Allergy
- Bee sting allergy
- Allergy to any other substance
- Difficulty with vision, hearing, speech
- Need for medication 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 types of equipment, when used in school, must have a written statement/prescription from the physician. All equipment 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.
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 update your emergency contact numbers in your parent portal account.
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.
Your child should be kept at home when he/she has a disease such as impetigo, pink eye, chickenpox, 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.
HEALTH CARE CARD FOR FAMILIES
For more information, visit http://www.allinforhealth.org/get_care_card
Riverside County public health https://www.rivcochdp.org/
Counseling services- https://home.caresolace.com/
Suicide prevention hotline- https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Child Protective Services- http://dpss.co.riverside.ca.us/childrens-services-division/child-abuse-reporting/how-to-report
American Diabetes Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control
Asthma & Allergy Foundation
Food Allergy Research & Education