OFFICE HOURS - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm M-F
Julie Leighton, Health Attendant
858.487.0877 x 6306
Welcome to the office of Julie Leighton, Health Service Technician.
Please do not leave medication with the front desk receptionist. All medications and/or forms should be taken directly to the Health Office located in the Health Office. if you have any questions or concerns, you can reach our Health Technician.
Del Norte has a trained Health Technician who takes care of first aid, administration of medications & emergencies. In case of student illness at school, the Health Technician will notify parents or the emergency contacts listed on the enrollment form. We do not have a RN at the school on a daily basis.
Please let the Health Office know if your child has a Life Threatening illness such as diabetes, seizure disorders, or severe allergies (Bees/Food/Medication). We want to be prepared to provide safe care for your child. Please be advised that there are no emergency medications at the school. If medication is not provided our only option is to call 911.
To enable us to provide safe care for your child at school, please submit the required completed form(s):
DIABETIC MANAGEMENT PLAN FORMS:
LIFE THREATENING ALLERGIC REACTIONS FORMS:
ALL OTHER MEDICATION FORMS
If a student needs medication during the school day, the following procedure must be followed, according to Ed Code 39323(a).
- Complete the Authorization for Medication Form listed below.
- Make sure that both a licensed Physician and parent have signed the form.
- The form and Medication should be given to the Health Technician at the same time.
- The medication bottle needs to be in a pharmacy labeled bottle and reflect, the Students Name, Medications Name, Dosage & Time to administer.
- This form is used for Long Term Medications, Antibiotics, Over the Counter medications (such as Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen) & 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.
- POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS A “ZERO TOLERANCE” DRUG POLICY FOR ALL STUDENTS.
- Do not put your child at risk of receiving disciplinary action! Don’t send your child to school with any medication unless you have followed the medication procedure. Remember, even Tylenol or Advil are considered to be drugs.
- Students may carry their own medication only if they are responsible and an Authorization to Carry Medication While at School form (H-26B) has been signed by the physician, parent, and student.
PHYSICIAN'S AUTHORIZATION FOR PE
For medical conditions that require an adjusted PE, please have your doctor complete the "Physician Authorization for Physical Education"
Keeping Everyone Healthy
Please remember that PUSD Guidelines state that your child must be fever free and vomit-free for 24 hours before returning to school. Students with Upper Respiratory Infections, having common symptoms such as; persistent nasal discharge that is purulent or discolored, productive cough, excessive coughing, or who appear to be too ill or uncomfortable to adequately function in a classroom setting - should stay home until no symptoms for 24 hours. Students need a written medical release only if they have missed five consecutive school days.
Because all influenza or “flu” viruses can easily spread from person to person, we are asking your help to reduce the spread of flu in our schools. We want to work with parents, students, and staff to keep our schools open to students and functioning in a normal manner throughout the year.
Here's What Parents can Do to Help Keep Students Healthy
- Encourage your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. Students may bring small containers of hand sanitizer for their own personal use.
- Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks, food or unwashed cups/utensils or cell phones.
- Teach your children to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze. Be sure to dispose of used tissues immediately and properly.
- Teach your children if no tissue is available to "catch your cold in your elbow" by covering mouth and nose with the crook of your arm and sneeze into the shirt sleeve.
- Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.
- Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without using fever-reducing drugs. By keeping children home when they have a fever, we can reduce the number of new people who may get infected.
- Do not send children to school if they are sick. Children who are determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.
- Check with your doctor about vaccinating against seasonal (regular) flu.