SCHOOL HEALTH PROCEDURESHealth Technician, (858) 487-2026 ext 4203.
STUDENT HEALTH: Westwood has a Health Attendant to take care of first aid and emergencies. In case of student illness at school, the health attendant will notify parents or the emergency contact listed on the enrollment form. No registered nursing services are provided at the school on a daily basis.
KEEPING EVERYONE HEALTHY: Please remember that PUSD Guidelines state that your child must be fever- and vomit-free for 24 hours before returning to school. Students with Upper Respiratory Infections common symptoms: persistent nasal discharge that is purulent or discolored, productive cough, excessive coughing or appears to be too ill or uncomfortable to adequately function in classroom setting should stay home until no symptoms for 24 hours or a written medical release is obtained.
All NEW students, Kindergarten and 1st graders are all required by state law to have on file an Oral Health Assessment and Physical/up to date immunizations for entrance to a California Public School. If you have any questions about these forms please feel free to call the office.
The best way to prevent the disease is with vaccination. Infants begin receiving this vaccine at two months of age. By the time children reach young adulthood, they no longer have the immunity and require a booster. A vaccine for older children and adults became available in 2005. Parents can protect their infants and children by checking with their health care provider to make sure that all family members’ immunizations are up to date. For the most recent local information or local immunization clinics please go to the County of San Diego Public Health Department’s Immunization website.
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Medication Procedures OutlinedMEDICATION: Medication at school MUST have a Doctor Signature. Please do not send your child to school with medication. If they need to receive anything including over the counter medications it is required by law to have doctor and parent signed Authorization for Medication for the safety of the students. For any questions regarding this policy please call me to answer your questions, the schools number is (858) 487-2026. Some medication would be : Motrin, Tylenol, Albuterol, Inhalers of all types, Eye drops, Nose sprays, antibiotic ointments, Antibiotics(needed during the school day), Benadryl,etc.
Sunscreen, cough drops, lip balm and Vaseline, etc, must have a note from the parent on file and will also be monitored by the school personnel.
According to California State law, prescription and non-prescription medications are permitted to be taken at school only with a written statement from the physician AND a written statement from the parent or guardian. The Health Office has a form available titled “Authorization for Medication Administration”.
Written information that must be provided is:
· Student’s name
· The name of the medication
· Physician’s instructions detailing:
- the date(s),
- amount and
- time medication is to be given
· Parent/guardian and Physician signature
This information is required for all medications including “over-the-counter” Tylenol, ibuprofen, cold/allergy medicines, etc. All medications MUST be labeled with the student’s name and above information, in the original Rx or OTC container. NO PLASTIC BAGGIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!
Please contact our Health Technician, with any questions or concerns.
Go to the PUSD Health Services page to access these forms:
Authorization for Medication Administration Form (pdf )
Life Threatening Allergy Plan Form (pdf )