Administrative Departments

Health Office


Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday-Friday
 
Health Technician: Staley Myers   District Health Nurse: Stacy Munro
(858) 780-2000 ext 3027 | smyers@powayusd.com   (858) 521-2807 | smunro@powayusd.com

Westview has a Health Technician to take care of first aid and emergencies. In case of student illness at school, the Health Technician will notify parents/guardians or the emergency contact listed on the enrollment form. No registered nursing services are provided at the school on a daily basis.

Please let the Health Technician know if your child has a life threatening illness such as diabetes, seizure disorders, or severe allergies (e.g. bees, food). We want to be prepared to provide safe care for your child. Please be advised that there are no emergency medications at the school. Our only option is to call 911 if there is ever a concern.

To enable us to provide safe care for your child at school, please submit the required, completed form(s). Parents/Guardians must come to the health office with the appropriate forms and medications if appropriate. Please click on the links below to be directed to the District website for the appropriate documents:

Medication

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/guardian signed Authorization to Administer Medication. The District medical procedures are for the safety of the students. For any questions regarding this policy, please call the Health Office to answer your questions. Some medication would be: acetaminophen and ibuprofen, inhalers of all types, eye drops, nose sprays, antibiotic ointments, antibiotics (needed during the school day), allergy medicine, etc. Click here for Medication Procedures Outlined.

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:
  • Student's name
  • The name of the medication
  • Physician's instructions detailing the date(s), method, amount and time medication is to be given
  • Parent/guardian and physician signature
This information is required for all medications including "over-the-counter" such as: Tylenol, Advil, Midol, cold medicine of any kind, lactose intolerant medicine, stomach aids, vitamins, etc. All medications MUST be labeled with the student's name and above information, in the original Rx or over-the-counter container - NO PLASTIC BAGGIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

MEDICATION MAY NOT BE LEFT WITH THE FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST TO GIVE TO THE HEALTH TECHNICIAN.

Sunscreen, cough drops, lip balm and Vaseline, etc. must have a note from the parent on file and will also be monitored by school personnel.
 

Field Trips and Medications

If your student is going on a school-related field trip and takes medications at home (daily or otherwise) they must have a medication form on file in the Health Office to be able to take their medications on any trips.

Keeping Everyone Healthy

Please remember that PUSD Guidelines state your child must be fever-free (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) 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. Students need a written medical release if they have missed five consecutive school days. Visit the Attendance Web Page, for more information on clearing attendance.

LINK TO DISTRICT HEALTH SERVICES RESOURCES
 
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