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Nursing Services

Health Services

Nurse: Shirley Todd

 

General Information: 
I am pleased to be the nurse at Hoover Middle School. I am generally on campus Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:15 am to 4:15 pm.

 

School Nurse Priorities: 1. Immunization compliance (including Tdap’s = adolescent whooping cough booster shot) 2. Mandated screening (vision & hearing) 3. Health assessments for students with IEP’s.  4.  Attending IEP’s.  5. Giving First Aid, for injuries that occur same day on campus. 

 

Guidelines to Keeping Student at Home: 
California Education Code 48211 states: School districts may exclude children of filthy or vicious habits or children suffering from contagious or infectious diseases.

 

Students should stay home if they have
A fever over 100 degrees by mouth 
Sores that are open or appear infected 
Any suspicious rashes 
Vomiting in the morning or since going to bed the night before 
Diarrhea in the morning or since going to bed the night before 
Persistent headache, stomachache, or earache 
Red eyes with discharge 
Head lice  
Persistent cough, wheezing or breathing problems 
Not feeling well enough to participate in school activities

 

Please call the Attendance Office when your child is absent from school.

 

Physical Education Excuses: 
If a student needs to be excused from PE for more than 3 days, a written request from the doctor must be presented to the school nurse. Excuses for 3 days or less must be in writing from a parent. Any appliance (crutches, slings, casts, etc.) requires a note from a physician.

 

Medication: 
Any student who needs to take medication during the school day MUST have a ‘Medication at School’ request form signed by their doctor on file. Students can carry inhalers with them if they have a ‘Medication at School – Permit to Carry’ form signed by their doctor & on file in the Health Office. 

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