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Health Office

Each school site in the OUHSD has a health office staffed with a full time School Nurse (RN) and a part time health clerk.  The health office is open throughout the school day.  

Please pre-screen your child before sending them to school each day. 

Please do NOT send your child to school if she or he is experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Fever of 99.5 or higher
  • Cough for any reason
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Please visit the CDC website for more information on symptoms of COVID-19.

If your child becomes ill during the school day, they should tell their teacher that they’re not feeling well and ask to go to the health office.Your child will be directed to go to a separate area set up for ill students.  They will be instructed to continue wearing a mask and the nurse or the health clerk will take your child’s temperature.  You will be notified to pick up your child and they will wait in an isolation area until you can pick them up to transport home or to a healthcare facility.  

Picking up your child from the health office:  When picking up your child from school, please wear a mask and  be prepared to show ID.   When arriving at the school site, enter through the main office and alert receptionist that your child is in the health office to be picked up.  

  • If the parent or guardian cannot be reached, the nurse or health clerk may contact one of the emergency contacts listed on the emergency card.  The person will need to show their ID upon arrival at the school.
  • For severe emergencies, 911 will be called 
  • Your child will not be penalized for missing class.

 

Infographic: Student Heath Decision Tree
PDF: Diagrama de Salud del Estudiante

 

GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS ON KEEPING ILL CHILDREN AT HOME

It’s sometimes difficult to know when to send your child to school and when to keep them home.  During the time of this global pandemic, please do not send your child to school when ill.  Your child will not be penalized for missing class due to illness.

Handwashing is the one of the best protections against germs.  Please encourage your child to make frequent handwashing part of their daily routine.  This protects the health of  your child and of others around them. Wearing a mask, covering both nose and mouth, when in public is an important step in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.  Make sure your child is wearing a mask whenever in a public setting if other people are present.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND A CHILD WITH THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS TO SCHOOL:

  • Recent exposure to a family member or community member with COVID-19.  Your child’s attendance will not be penalized for missing school due to recent exposure. Please make sure to report reason for absence to the attendance office.
  • Fever of 99.5 or more. It is recommended that your student remains at home until  they have been fever free for the past 24 hours without the help of a fever reducing medication.
  • Vomiting–keep home if your child has vomited in the last 24 hours.
  • Diarrhea–keep home until normal stools have resumed.
  • Cough and difficulty breathing–do not send your child to school if they have labored breathing, rapid breathing while at rest, wheezing, or a blue tinge to skin or nailbeds.  Take your child to an ER immediately with any of the above symptoms.
  • Antibiotics, first 24 hours–if your child has been prescribed antibiotics, they should take them for a full 24 hours before returning to school.  If your child requires antibiotics to be taken during school hours, the Authorization for Medication form (Forma en Español) must be completed by the doctor and the medication must be delivered to the school health office in the original container.
  • Rash that is undiagnosed.  A physician’s note is required to verify that the child is not contagious and may return to school.
  • Chicken Pox–keep your child at home until blisters are scabbed over and there are no signs of illness.
  • Impetigo–keep your child home for 24 hours after starting antibiotic treatment.
  • Ringworm–keep home until prescribed treatment is started.  Upon return to school, cover affected areas with clothing or a bandage.
  • Scabies–until treatment prescribed by a medical doctor has been completed.
  • Lice policy–if your child has lice, please treat with an over the counter lice shampoo and comb out the nits using a lice comb or flea comb.  The school nurse will check your child’s head upon their return to school to confirm that no live lice remain.  Continue to comb out the nits daily for two weeks following the discovery of lice.  Vigilant combing out of nits is the best prevention of lice recurrence.   Please do not keep your child home multiple days for head lice.  They can be treated in the evening after school and return to school the next morning.

If at any time you are unsure if your child’s illness in contagious, please call your child’s primary physician.  If you have further questions, please contact the school nurse at the school site.

Medications at School Guidelines

California Education Code requires that any student taking medication during the school day requires a doctor’s written order along with parental written permission.  (E.C. 4923). 

Warning!

Please do not send your child to school with medication in their backpack to take on their own.  

California Education Code requires that any student taking medication during the school day requires a doctor’s written order along with parental written permission.  (E.C. 4923). Please do not send your child to school with medication in their backpack to take on their own.  

THE MEDICATION FORM:

If your child requires medication during school hours, please take the medication form to your child’s doctor for completion (Forma de medicamento). The form must be completed by a California physician, surgeon, or physician’s assistant.  Orders from doctors practicing outside California will not be accepted.  Medication cannot be administered by the nurse or school staff until this form is completed and delivered to the school site. 

What to do if your child needs medication at school but you don’t have the medication form completed:  If the form has not been completed and the child must receive medication at school, the parent or designee may come onto campus to administer the medication directly to the child.

DELIVERING MEDICATION TO THE SCHOOL SITE

Deliver medication to the health office in its original pharmacy container with the original pharmacy label adhered to the container.  Over the counter medications must be delivered in the original sealed bottle. The information on the pill bottle must match the orders written by the doctor on the medication form. The strength of the medication delivered must match the strength of the medication prescribed by the doctor (mg, mcg, etc.) Prescribed medication must be in the student’s name.

STUDENTS CARRYING MEDICATION ON CAMPUS

In the case of prescribed medications for asthma, anaphylactic shock, or diabetes, students may carry these medications on their person or in their backpacks if the doctor has completed the medication form and has designated “child trained to self-administer”.  This rule only applies to medications prescribed for asthma, anaphylactic shock, or diabetes as they are life threatening medical conditions.  If these medications are  found on your student during a random sweep, records in the health office will be checked to make sure the medication is prescribed and the medication form is current and up to date.

MEDICATION AT HOME

Please inform the nurse at your child’s school of any prescribed medications your child is taking regularly at home, along with the current dosage, and the name of the supervising physician who prescribed the medication.  Update the school nurse if these medications are changed, discontinued, or if additional medications are prescribed during the school year.


 

RETURNING TO SCHOOL WITH ORTHOPEDIC INJURY OR CRUTCHES: 

Please have your child’s doctor complete the readmission to school form (forma de readmisión escolar) and deliver it to the health office on your child’s first day back. 

NAVIGATING THE CAMPUS WITH AN INJURY OR CRUTCHES:  

Please be sure your child is ready to navigate the campus upon their return to school.  Discuss the timing of your child’s return with their doctor. Upon returning to school, your child may have access to accommodations, such as extra time to pass between classes, being dismissed from class a few minutes before the final bell to start walking to the next class, and/or an extra set of textbooks for the home as needed.

RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER A CONCUSSION: 

Please ask your doctor to complete the return to school after concussion form.  Deliver it to the health office on your child’s first day back following the injury.  If classroom accommodations are ordered, the school nurse will communicate with your child’s teacher via email.  Please keep the school nurse updated as to the progress of your child’s healing from concussion and accommodations ordered. 


 

Immunization Requirements

CHILDREN ENTERING KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING VACCINATIONS:

  • 4 Polio (three doses of Polio vaccine meet the requirement if one dose was given on or after the 4th birthday).
  • 5 DTaP/Td/Tdap (four doses of DTaP meet the requirement if at least one dose was given on or after the 4th birthday.  Three doses meet the requirement if at least one dose of Tdap, DTaP or DTP was given on or after the 7th birthday {also meets the 7th-12 grade Tdap requirement}.  One or two doses of the Td vaccine given on or after the 7th birthday count towards the K-12 requirement).
  • 3 Hep B
  • 2 MMR (only doses administered on or after the 1st birthday meet the requirement).
  • 2 Varicella

CHILDREN ENTERING 7TH THROUGH 12 GRADES MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING:

  • All of the above plus
  • 1 Tdap booster shot given on or after the 7th birthday.

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

  • Your child may be admitted on a “conditional” basis if they have commenced receiving doses of all the vaccines required above and are not currently due for any doses at the time of admission.  Your child will still be required to receive the doses when they are due.
  • Or, your child may be conditionally admitted if they have received a temporary medical exemption from their doctor for all or some of the required immunizations.  A letter from your child’s physician is required.

MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS

Starting January 1, 2021:

  • Medical exemptions can only be issued through the California Immunization Registry – Medical Exemption website (CAIR-ME) by physicians licensed in California.
  • Schools and child care facilities may only accept from parents new medical exemptions that are issued using CAIR-ME.
  • For more information, visit the CAIR-ME website.

For further information and frequently asked questions, go to Shots for School.


 

Vision Screenings and Assistance Getting Glasses

If you suspect your child may have impaired vision, please reach out to the school nurse.  The school nurse is able to screen for visual acuity and recommend if the child should be seen by an optometrist for further evaluation.

RESOURCES FOR GLASSES:

If you have current insurance which includes vision coverage, please contact your insurance provider.

Students with Gold Coast insurance may visit any VSP provider.   Find a provider on the VSP website.  

Lion’s Club–contact Ms. Lomeli for a referral to Lion’s Club, which may be able to help.

Children’s Resource Foundation – Ms. Lomeli  can start a referral to Children’s Resource Foundation for glasses or dental for families who qualify.


 

PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS

South Oxnard Public Health Clinic North Oxnard Public Health Clinic
2500 "C" St., Ste. B1, Oxnard 2240 E. Gonzales Rd., Ste. 140, Oxnard
Monday-Friday Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Daily from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Closed Daily from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The North Oxnard Public Health Clinic is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Monday-Friday.

We are closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Our last appointment of the day is at 4:30 p.m.

The following services will be available at this site:

  • Child Immunizations (including Tdap Immunizations needed for 7th grade students to enter school)
  • Adult Immunizations (including Rubella, Rubeola and Varicella blood Titers)
  • TB Skin Testing/TB Quantiferon
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing & Treatment
  • Fluoride varnish for children / Barniz de fluoruro para niños
  • Pregnancy Testing 
  • Flu Vaccines

The South Oxnard Public Health Clinic is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

We are closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Our last appointment of the day is at 4:30 p.m.

The following services will be available at this site:

  • Child Immunizations (including Tdap Immunizations needed for 7th grade students to enter school)
  • Adult Immunizations (including Rubella, Rubeola and Varicella blood Titers)
  • TB Skin Testing/TB Quantiferon
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing & Treatment
  • Fluoride varnish for children / Barniz de fluoruro para niños
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Travel Vaccines
  • Flu Vaccines

Availability & Fees:

Most services at our Public Health Clinics are offered on a walk-in basis, so please arrive early to assure we have time to assist you. We are closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our last appointment of the day is at 4:30 p.m.

Now offering Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing and Treatment at both our Public Health Clinics. This services will be provided on a walk-in basis, Monday thru Friday during our regular clinic hours.

Immunizations and vaccinations are available to all children (through 18 years of age) regardless of the family's ability to pay, however, must meet the Vaccine for Children (VFC) Guidelines. Prices for other vaccines vary depending on age and insurance status. Insurances currently accepted include Gold Coast Health Plan and Medicare Part B.

For more information regarding insurance plans accepted, scheduling an appointment, vaccine pricing and/or eligibility, please call our Public Health Clinic information line at (805) 981-5221 or Toll Free at 888-285-5012.

COVID-19 VACCINES AVAILABLE AT NORTH OXNARD PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC

Location: 2240 E. Gonzales Rd., Suite 170, Oxnard, CA 93036

                In the WIC office, Suite 170

Walk-in Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now available at the following site.

Please schedule an appointment for your child age 5 to 11 years at MyTurn.ca.gov or call 1-833-422-4255.

Location: 2240 E. Gonzales Rd., Suite 140, Oxnard, CA 93036

By appointment only: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

COVID-19 VACCINES AVAILABLE AT SOUTH OXNARD PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC

Location: 2647 Saviers Rd., Oxnard, CA 93033

                Storefront facing Saviers Rd. at Centerpoint Mall

Walk-in Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

                         Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.                    

Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now available at the following site.

Please schedule an appointment for your child age 5 to 11 years at MyTurn.ca.gov or call 1-833-422-4255.

Location: 2500 South C Street, Suite B1, Oxnard, CA, 93033 

By appointment only: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.