physician must authorize all prescription medication. All prescription
medication to be taken during school hours must be brought to the
Health Services Office by the parent or a
parent-designated adult. To have medication dispensed, parents must
first complete and sign the proper district form available in the school
Health Services Office and have a prescription on file in the health
office. Students are not allowed to carry medication (including cough
drops) to administer to themselves, except for an asthma inhaler or an
Epi pen (as directed to do so by a physician and with support of
documentation). In addition, teachers are not permitted to hold or
administer medication to students at school. When picking up medication
from the pharmacist, parents are encouraged to ask the pharmacist for an
additional properly labeled medication bottle. By doing so, one bottle
can be kept at home and the other can be kept by the school nurse for
15-803 requires the parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of a
child to provide the school with an immunization history at the time of
enrollment. This history is to include the month, day and year for each
vaccination. Parents must show proof of immunization, and children
will not be permitted to attend classes until the immunization history
has been provided.
is of vital importance to keep students' emergency cards current. The
following information is provided on the emergency cards:
- Current home address and telephone number, or the number of the closest neighbor who will contact the parent.
- Place of employment and phone number of both parent/guardians.
of a person who is responsible for the child in the event parents
cannot be located immediately in the event of an emergency. Ailments
such as diabetes, epilepsy, cardiac diseases, asthma, and allergies are
some of the diseases that should be noted on health records and
discussed with the health assistant at your local school.
The Alhambra District has a "no nit" policy. As per that policy, children
with head lice or nits (eggs) may not attend school or ride the school
bus until they have been cleared through the Health Services Office.
The best strategy for controlling lice is to use shampoos designed for
the treatment of lice combined with diligent nit removal. Shampoo is
available from the Health Assistant. Be sure to follow the directions
on the label. Nit removal is important as some of the eggs will survive
the shampoo treatments. It is also important to shampoo all affected
family members at the same time. Be sure to shampoo everyone once again
7-10 days after the first treatment. Generally, if the proper
treatment is followed, students should miss no more than 3-5 days of school due to lice.
Pamphlets, brochures, and videotapes regarding this topic are available
through our Health Services office (841-7421, ext. 6610).