ASSEMBLY BILL 2109
Effective January 1, 2014, parents who want to exempt their child from one or more required immunizations because of their personal beliefs must provide to the school or child care facility the following:
Who are affected by the new requirements?
When does the new law take effect?
Will all children with existing vaccination exemptions on file be required to file a new form once it becomes available?
What will the health care practitioner discuss with the parent or guardian?
Are exemptions for religious reasons allowed?
Who can sign the personal beliefs exemption form or other personal beliefs exemption documentation?
When can personal beliefs exemption documents be signed?
The personal beliefs exemption documentation must be signed no sooner than six months before a student is admitted to a child care facility or K-12, or before advancing to 7th grade. For example, if school begins on September 1, the documentation could be signed on or after March 1 but not before. The date of admission or advancement is the first day of attendance at the school or child care, not the day of registration
KEEP SICK STUDENTS HOME!
The following guidelines have been established and we ask for your cooperation in keeping all our students healthy.
Students should not be sent to school if they have:
If your child needs to be excused from Physical Education, a written note from the parent or guardian stating the reason for exclusion is required. Verbal requests are not accepted. Any excuse for longer than five days requires a doctor's note.
White Oak Health Clerk
LVUSD Health Office Protocols
Illness or Injury at School
If a child becomes ill at school, parents will be notified immediately. If parents cannot be reached, another adult designated on the student's emergency card will be asked to pick up the child.
Accidents which occur at school are not the responsibility of the school. Insurance forms are made available for your convenience at the beginning of the year.
Please provide school with CURRENT emergency telephone numbers (including others who will take responsibility for your child's care) so that we can contact you immediately in the event of injury or illness. These individuals must live locally, be 18 years of age and able to pick up your child if you are unavailable.
The Health Office is staffed by a Health Clerk. Health Clerks are certified in First Aid and trained in CPR. They assist with first aid or illness situations occurring at school, but are NOT licensed or trained in diagnosis. Please consult your doctor for suspected illness or injuries-we are equipped to provide emergency first aid only.
VISION & HEARING SCREENINGS NOTIFICATION
In keeping with the state mandates, screenings are conducted for all students in the following grades:
Parents of students not passing screenings will be notified in writing. Students may be exempted from screenings by annual written parental request.
Students should not be sent to school if sore throat, severe cough, earache, colored (green or yellow) nasal discharge, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, undiagnosed rash or temperature of 100 or more are present. KEEP CHILD HOME UNTIL FEVER-FREE FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS.
Students are NOT permitted to possess their own medications. Medications should be given at home. Ask your doctor if a prescribed medicine can be given after school hours, rather than bringing medicine to school. If medications (prescription OR over-the-counter) must be given at school, they will be accepted only after a "Medication During School Hours" form is completed BY BOTH PHYSICIAN AND PARENT (form available on this web page) and medication is in a properly labeled pharmacy container (over-the-counter medications in original container-NOT plastic bags or envelopes).
Cast, Crutches, Sutures, or Medical appliance
Students returning to school after an accident or illness requiring a cast, crutches, sutures or medical appliances need to bring a written release (form available on this web page), signed by both physician and parent, to the health office before returning to class.
Lice and Chickenpox
Students returning after contagious conditions such as chickenpox and pediculosis must be admitted through the health office. Students returning after treatment for pediculosis must be nit-free. For more information see attachments below.
Getting A Head Of Head Lice
A Parent's Guide to Head Lice
Lice Letter to Parents
Our 5th graders will be going to Outdoor Education from March 3-7, 2014. Please make sure you have all information into the school office by february 21, 2014. All medication forms must sign by parent and physician. Include the dosage and frequency, specified by the physician. We want all of our children to have an unforgettable experience. If you have any questions please call Clara from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.