MedicationParents are required by State Law to inform the school of any medication (over the counter or prescription medication) to be taken by the child at school. Facts on current dosage and the name of the supervising physician are needed. If your child must take medication during the school day, please keep the following in mind:
The school must receive the Permission to Administer Medication form. (Forms are available in the office.) The form must be signed by the doctor and the parent. Medication must be in the original pharmaceutical container. A spoon must be provided for liquid medication.
Your child must be responsible for coming to the office health room at the needed time to take the medication. Contact your nurse, teacher or principal for ideas to help if your child has problems with this.
In accordance with California Education Code section 48210-48214 and section 49451, "whenever there is reason to believe that the child is suffering a recognized contagious or infectious disease, he/she shall be sent home and shall not be permitted to return until the school authorities are satisfied that any contagious disease does not exist."
1. If, in the staff's professional opinion, they find a student exhibiting any of the following signs and symptoms, the parent/guardian will be notified by phone of their findings and will be asked to pick up the student from school. (School staff may consult with the District Nurse, School Administrator and/or medical provider.)
Runny nose, with mucus that is thick and green or yellow and accompanied by a fever Severe congestion that interferes with breathing. Wheezing and difficulty breathing. Rash of unknown origin or contagious rash requires a certificate from physician stating that the student may return to school. Fever over 100 degrees. Student must be free of fever for 24 hours before returning to school. Diarrhea, Vomiting, Severe Headache. Dublin Unified School District has a no nit (head lice eggs) policy. Student must be nit free before returning to school. Child complains he/she is not feeling well (other than mild complaints) or has other obvious sign or symptoms of illness and it is not appropriate for the student to be at school Conjuctivitis - Red, irritated or burning eyes with watery or mucous drainage. Student must be picked up be the parent or other authorized person within one hour from initial call and signed out on illness log at school site.
3. In the event that a student is not picked up within the hour, staff will notify school Administrator who will then follow up.
4. All students must have a back-up person, with current phone numbers, on file with the school who is authorized to pick up the student in the event of illness or an emergency disaster.
5. Students may return to school when symptoms free for 24 hours, or with a doctor's certificate stating student may return to school, or after 24 hours of taking antibiotics if prescribed.
If your child sustains a serious injury on the school grounds, you will be notified and asked to pick up the child for your own observation or examination by your child's pediatrician. You will be promptly notified of all injuries not considered minor. In the event that you cannot be reached, the student will be discharged to the person named on the emergency card. If no one can be reached and/or it is deemed necessary, paramedics will be called.
Be sure your child's Emergency Card is up-to-date at all times! It is very frightening to a sick or injured child when his or her parents cannot be located. Please remember to update your child's Emergency Card if you change your daytime phone number.
Just as the school has an "Emergency Preparedness Plan" in case there is an emergency or unusual occurrence at school, you and your child should have an established plan of action in case school is ever closed early and you are not home. Please make standing arrangements with your children about what to do in such a situation (go to a neighbor or sitter, leave a note, go home with the designated emergency person, etc.), and remember to review your plan often so the students don't forget what is expected of them. We hope that the occasion to close the school prior to the usual time will not occur; however, it is best that we are all prepared.
Thank you for your cooperation!