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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.

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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