By working together, we can insure a healthy year for your child, as the health and well being of your children is our highest priority. Here are several areas where we can work together to make sure your child is in attendance daily:
- Transportation: If your child needs to be picked up from school due to illness or injury, transportation is your responsibility. The nurse is not responsible for transporting your child home. Refusal or inability to pick up your child will be considered neglect & will be reported.
- Nutrition: All students need to eat something for breakfast. Skipping this meal or only eating something high in sugar causes some students to feel “sick” mid-morning with a headache or a stomachache. Classroom instruction time is very important, so PLEASE have your child eat breakfast.
- Rest: To be really alert and ready to learn, children need from eight to ten hours of rest each night. Please see that your child gets the proper amount of rest to insure optimum learning.
- Hygiene: The skin is the body’s first line of defense against infection, and so daily baths or showers are important. Clean hair helps prevent against head lice infestation. Clean clothing, which is appropriate for the weather, also safeguards health.
- Health information: Health information pertaining to your child will be shared with the health care team on a need to know basis in order to provide for your child’s safety and well - being.
- Illness: If your child becomes ill during the school day, the nurse will evaluate him/her and notify you if necessary. If your child is sent home from school with a fever (temperature of 100 degrees or higher), diarrhea, vomiting, or other viral/flu-like symptoms, it is requested that the child remain home from school for twenty-four hours after symptoms have resolved (without the use of medication), if possible. This may help to prevent your child’s illness from making another child ill. If your child is sent home for an undiagnosed rash, suspected pink-eye or other related problem, a physician’s note allowing return to school or resolution of symptoms will be necessary for your child to return to the classroom. Again, this is to prevent the spread of illness among students.
- Elevated Temperature: If your child has a temperature of 100 F or more, please keep them at home. They must be fever free for 24 hours without having taken medication before they may return to school. Sending an ill student to school causes illnesses to spread rapidly. We do not have the facilities to keep ill students at the clinic for an extended period of time.
- Injury: If injury occurs at school, first aid will be given. If further medical attention or evaluation is recommended, you will be contacted at the numbers on the STUDENT INFORMATION SHEET (AGR card). If an injury occurs at home, please care for your child or seek medical care before sending the student back to school. There is no physician on campus, nor do we have x-ray equipment available.
- EMERGENCY CARE: Any student who is injured or becomes seriously ill at school and the parent or emergency contact cannot be reached or does not respond, will be transported by EMS. UCISD does not assume any financial responsibility for emergency care and/or transportation for said student.
- Abuse: All staff is required by LAW to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect, or any suspicious bodily markings or statements made by the child.
- Visits to the Nurse’s Clinic: To prevent errors in absentee reporting, the students are required to report to the classroom and obtain their teachers permission and nurse slip before coming to the nurse’s clinic. Students cannot be seen without a pass from the teacher. Walk-ins between classes or during recess will be returned for a pass (except for emergencies).
- Update Contact Information: Please update home and work numbers as they change. This information can be phoned to the office or sent with your child in note form. It is imperative that emergency contacts not only be willing but also able to pick up your child during school hours if parents are not available. If no home phone number is available, please provide a number to a neighbor or apartment manager who can physically knock at your door, should we need to contact you. It is expected that contact with a parent/guardian or alternate adult be possible at all times and that all sick and injured children be picked up in a timely manner from school.
We look forward to working with you this year. If you have any questions or concerns we can help with, please contact your campus nurse.