Health Office Policies
The Health Office is located in the Administration Building and is open from 8:00 AM to 2:40 PM daily. A health clerk is available
each day of the week supervised by the Credentialed School Nurse assigned to the campus. This valuable resource should not
be abused. Health Office personnel assist with the daily health problems, vaccines, medicine dispensing, and vision/hearing
testing. Students who are ill or injured must obtain a pass from the teacher to visit the Health office and are expected to respect
the valid authority of the nurse and health assistant at all times.
According to the California Education Code 11753.1, pupils required to take medication during the regular school day, as
prescribed for them by a physician, may be assisted by the School Nurse or other designated personnel, if the school district re-
ceives both (1) a written statement from such physician detailing method, dosage, form of administration and frequency, signed
by physician, and (2) a written statement from the parent/guardian of the pupil indicating their desire that the school district
assist the pupil in the stated matter by the physician, and signed and dated by parent/guardian (see medication form).
Wilson Middle school requires certain information when a student must take medication at school, including an inhaler: Medi-
cation must be brought in a container with the prescription, containing student’s name, physician’s name, the name of the
medication, dosage, and time to be administered clearly labeled. The same direction apply for over-the-counter medications
such as aspirin, Tylenol and Midol. Students must not carry any medication in their backpacks or on their person, except Inhal-
ers. Students should not offer their medication (even aspirin) to another student at any time. Students who feel that they need
medication must come to the Health Office where the School Nurse or health assistant will assist them in reaching a parent or
Wilson Middle School requires that student must have the approval and written release from the attending physician before re-
turning to school with crutches, casts, or orthopedic devices. Verification must be obtained that students on crutches have been
instructed in proper usage. The release should also indicate any limitations for physical education or playground activities.
Students who exhibit the following symptoms or conditions will be referred to the Health Office and may be excluded from
school until cleared to return by the Health Office and/or a physician:
• Rashes (e.g., impetigo, ringworm of the scalp, rubeola, rubella, contact dermatitis)
• Pediculosis (head lice)
• Conjunctivitis (pink eye or red, itchy, watery eyes)
When you are sick or have flu symptoms (such as a fever), stay home, get plenty of rest, and check with a health care provider as
needed. The school will need a doctor’s note to excuse an absence of three days or more. Stop the spread of germs at school:
Illnesses like the flu (influenza) and colds are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The flue and colds spread
from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Practice good health habits like covering your mouth and
nose when you sneeze. Wash your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.