Health Services

*News/Alerts*

Type 1 Diabetes Support Group: Please mark your calendar for Thursday, May 23rd 6:00pm-7:30pm. The group is open to all families and free childcare will be provided. It takes place at Birch Lane Elementary, 1600 Birch Lane in Davis, Staff Room (Children will be in the MPR). The speakers will be Kira Yonelinas and Kate Meinert from Davis High School who have started a T1D club for anyone (regardless of whether or not they have diabetes). Their focus is to create awareness and get rid of stereotypes and myths. They will be presenting on their club, diabetes in high school, and diabetes camps

Rethink Your Drink Day is May 8th! Rethink Your Drink Day is a California-wide initiative to raise your awareness about the health effects of sugary drinks. Click on this link to see how much sugar you and your family drink every day: www.rethinkyourdrinkday.com

Information About Measles:
As you may have heard in the news, there are now confirmed cases of measles in California and large outbreaks of measles overseas. We remind you that:
Measles can be a dangerous disease.
Measles is very contagious and spreads rapidly in children who have not been immunized.
You have the power to protect your child against measles with a safe and effective vaccine.
If your student has not yet received two doses of MMR vaccine, we recommend that you contact your healthcare provider for immunization.
For more information see: Measles Letter from the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency  Spanish

Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, school immunization requirements will include:
2 (rather than 1) doses of chickenpox vaccine, 2 MMR doses and 3 Hepatitis B vaccine doses at admission or transfer for all K-12 students. Tdap is still required for all incoming 7th graders as well as 2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox). You may refer to shotsforschool.org for more information.

Any medication your student requires at school must have an accompanying district medication authorization. Medication forms for the 2018-19 school year can be picked up in your school office or downloaded from the Popular Forms below and to the right. If you student currently has medication in the school office, please remember to pick it up on the last day of school.

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.

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

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.
Acute Concussion Evaluation Care Plan
Concussion Facts
Recovery Guidelines for your doctor to fill out
Home & Hospital Instruction
Students with temporary illnesses or injuries are entitled to a maximum of five hours per week of instruction for 1-8 weeks in their homes or in hospitals if the facility is located within the boundaries of DJUSD. The home/hospital instructor will consult with the student’s classroom teacher(s) to provide instruction that enables the student to stay current with the regular school program. Please contact your school nurse for more information or to request this service. Home/Hospital instruction is not intended for students with long-term health or mental health needs. For students with long-term needs, parents/guardians should discuss options with the school nurse and/or counselor. Students receiving Special Education Services must first contact the School Psychologist to request an IEP meeting to determine the educational needs of the student.
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
Sample Lice Exposure Letter
Cómo deshacerse de los piojos
Carta de Muestra
Immunizations
For information about the immunizations that are required for school entry in California visit Shots for School

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. For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at: Shots for School
Release of Info
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.

Popular Forms: