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Health Services

Health Concerns at School

If your child has a serious health condition such as Diabetes, Seizure Disorder, or Severe Allergy, please contact your school nurse. The school nurse can develop an individualized health plan to support your child at school.

School Nurses

Click on name to email:

Name Sites Phone
Bobbi Avery, R.N. Harper, North Davis, Montgomery, Cesar Chavez 530-955-0289
Karla Mahoney, R.N. Birch Lane, Pioneer 559-284-2600
Amy Stacy, R.N. Da Vinci High School, Valley Oak Preschools 530-746-0905
Claire Benning,  R.N. Willett, Patwin/Fairfield, Emerson/DaVinci Jr. Highs 530-219-2498
Abigail Serin R.N. Davis High School, King High 916-955-9740
Laura Bork R.N. Holmes Jr High, Korematsu, DSIS 530-712-4509
Korlyn Gibson Health Secretary, DJUSD District Office  

 

If your child has a health condition that impacts their time at school please contact the school nurse to discuss how their needs will be met during the school day.

Medication

Please fill out this form with your doctor for prescription or over-the-counter medication:

Medication Authorization

Autorización para Asistencia con Medicamentos

A new Authorization is required at the beginning of each school year and any time there is a change in medication directives (such as change in medication, dosage, timing, or frequency). 

All medication supplied to the District must be in its original labeled form (i.e., in the original prescription bottle, sealed package, etc.).

Except for personal asthma inhalers, epinephrine, and glucagon kits, a student may not independently possess medication during the school day or while on District property; all medication must be turned in to the school office.

Concussion

If your child has a concussion, please contact your school nurse.

Concussion Facts

Recovery Guidelines for your doctor to fill out

Home & Hospital (H&H) Instruction

Temporarily disabled students are entitled to instruction in their homes or in hospitals.

Please contact your school nurse for more information or to request this service.

H&H Reference Manual

H&H Request Form          H&H Formulario de Solicitud

Lice

Unfortunately, lice is common in school age children. While a significant nuisance, they do not pose a health risk.   Please refer to the following resources and contact your school nurse for support:

How To Get Rid Of Lice

What You Should Know About Head Lice

More Information

Sample Lice Exposure Letter

Cómo deshacerse de los piojos

Lo que debe saber acerca de los piojos

Sample Lice Exposure Letter-Spanish

 

Immunizations

Release of Information

DJUSD Authorization for Release of Health and Education Information

Fill out this form to allow district staff, such as the school nurse, to communicate directly with your child's health care provider.

News and Alerts

K/1st Oral Health Form To make sure your child is ready for school, California law, Education Code Section 49452.8, requires that your child have an oral health assessment (dental checkup) by December 31 in either kindergarten or first grade, whichever is his or her first year in public school. Assessments that have happened within the 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement. The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional. 

More Information and Resources     Spanish

Oral Health Assessment Form     Spanish

 

Influenza cases have been on the rise in recent weeks. Signs and symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and fatigue. Here are some simple steps you can take to prevent the spread of influenza:

  • CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. There is still time to get your flu shot!
  • Wash hands frequently – Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Be sure to wash hands after using a tissue.
  • Stay home when sick - Individuals who are sick with flu symptoms should stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicines, such as Tylenol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes – Cough or sneeze into a tissue or clothing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth, or nose
  • Try to avoid close contact with individuals who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects often 

 

Food Allergies and Holidays The holiday season is a time of community, school, and family celebrations and food is traditionally an integral part of many holiday activities. But for those who have life-threatening food allergies, it can feel like a time of increased risk or even isolation. DJUSD actively supports our community members with life-threatening allergies. Please take a moment to read Information About Food Allergies for Parents of All Children.

 

Sick Child? When should my child stay home sick from school? ¿Debe quedarse en casa o debe ir a la escuela? This quick reference guide will help answer the question, "Should I send my child to school or keep them home sick?"

 

Health Issue Impacting Your Child at School?  - If your child has a health condition and will need assistance at school, please contact the school nurse.  Medications can be taken at school with the appropriate documentation.  Please see this website under Medications or contact your school office.

 

New Vaccination Law effective January 1, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Under a new law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California.  Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade. 

For more information about SB 277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at: http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/sb277faq/.

For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website at www.shotsforschool.org, or contact your local health department or county office of education.

Thank you for helping us to keep our children and community healthy.

Sincerely,

Laura Juanitas

Director of Student Support Services