Creekside Health Procedures

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Creekside has a Health Technician, Debbie Lambert (858-391-1514 ext. 2101) to take care of first aid and emergencies. Parents are notified if their student shows signs of illness or has had an injury at school.  


Good Health is critical for the learning process to take place.  Carefully check your child's health before he/she leaves for school each morning with these guidelines in mind:

  1. Students who are too ill to participate in normal activities and/or adequately function in the classroom setting should be excluded from school.
  2. Students with a temperature of 100° or above should be excluded until the temperature returns to normal for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducting medication.
  3. Students with vomiting should be excluded until the vomiting has stopped for at least 24 hours.
  4. Students with diarrhea should be excluded until diarrhea has ceased for at least 24 hours.
  5. Students with suspected contagious disease (i.e., rash) should be excluded until released by medical care service (preferably in writing), or until symptoms are no longer present.
  6. Students with known contagious diseases should have written medial approval to return to school.
  7. Students who have undergone a medical procedure requiring general anesthesia should stay home at least 24 hours.
  8. Students with upper respiratory infections (symptoms: persistent nasal discharge that is purulent or discolored, fever, productive cough, excessive coughing) should stay at home until all symptoms are gone for 24 hours or a written medical release is obtained. 
  9. Students receiving antibiotic medication may attend school when they have been taking the medicine for 24 hours. 



Students who come to school with a cast, brace, crutches or other visible support for an injury will have limited playground and Physical Education activities.  If there are activities that your child's doctor approves, please obtain a form from the health office so the doctor can authorize those activities.  Without this form we will do our best to determine the proper activity level to ensure your child's injury continues to heal.


Whenever possible, medication should be administered at home.  Parents have the option to personally administer medication to their child at any time during the school day.  If a student needs medication during the school day, the following procedure must be followed, according to Ed Code:

  • Complete an Authorization for Medication Administration (form H-26) HERE for prescriptions, over the counter, and herbal medication.  The form requires signatures by both the parent and the student’s physician.  The physician must be licensed in the state of California.  
  • The completed form should be given to the Health Technician at the same time as you deliver the medication.
  • Prescription medication must be in a pharmacy-labeled container stating the student’s full name, medication name, proper dosage, and time to be given.
  • Over-the-counter medication (i.e. Benadryl, Tylenol, or herbal medication) must be in original container clearly labeled with student’s name.  
  • Sunscreen and Throat Lozenges/Cough Drops may be administered to preschool/elementary school students with parent authorization only by completing and signing the top portion of the form H-26 HERE. A physician signature is not required.  All products must be in original packaging and labeled with the student’s name.  
  • Epi-pens and Epinephrine Auto-injectors:  A Potential Anaphylactic Reaction form (H-58) click HERE must be completed and signed by physician and parent.  (Form H-26 is not necessary)
  • Asthma:  Please provide spacers for inhalers, if indicated, and review your child’s use of the inhaler with the school site Health Technician.
  • ESS and Medication:  Health Technician and ESS Coordinator can communicate and share forms.  However, you must provide separate containers of medication for each location.

Please check  the expiration date on all medication you provide to the school site and update this medication as needed.

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