A health examination is required by State Law for first grade students. This health checkup is recommended at the Kindergarten level but not earlier than 18 months before admission to the first grade.The health examination includes a nutritional history, a complete physical examination,tests for anemia, urine analysis, tuberculosis skin test, and vision and hearing screening.
Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) Dental Examination Information for Parents/Oral Health Assessment Waiver
A dental examination is required by State Law for kindergarten students (Education Code Section 49452.8) This dental checkup is recommended at the kindergarten level but not earlier than 12 month before admission to kindergarten (or first grade, if this is the first school admission) and not later than May 31. The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional.
Assembly Bill 354 Becomes Law
No pupil shall be given medication during school hours except upon written request from the parent or guardian of the pupil and a licensed physician who has the responsibility for the medical management of the pupil (Education Code Section 49423).Medication includes all pills, drops, inhalants, lotions, ointments, and injections.School personnel, if authorized by the administrator and trained by the school nurse, may assist students who must take prescribed medication during school hours through use of the following procedures:1. The “Request For Medication To Be Taken During School Hours” Form must be completed by the student’s physician, signed by the parent or guardian, and filed with the school administrator. This request must be renewed each school year. If the medication program is changed, a new request form must be submitted.2. The medication must be in the original prescription container, clearly labeled with the following information:a. Student’s full name.b. Physician’s name and telephone number.c. Name of medication, dosage, time schedule, adverse effects and dose form.d. Date of expiration of prescription.3. No more than a 5 day supply of any medication is to be kept at school.4. The medication is not to be kept by the student. Special circumstances have to be evaluated on a case by case basis by the school administrator and school nurse.5. Medication shall be kept in a secure place at all times.6. Whenever possible, the parent or other responsible adult should come to school to administer the medication.7. The school nurse will consider each case individually and have the authority for determining whether medication can be administered safely at school.8. Hypodermic injections will not be given by school personnel. Any exceptions must be specifically authorized by the Coordinator of Health Services.9. For emergency medication, such as an asthma inhaler, that needs to be carried by the student, please ask for form #HS 25c in your school health office.