EXETER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 

HEALTH & NURSING SERVICES STAFF

Exeter School Health Services Staff is dedicated to seeing that your child is healthy and ready to learn each and every day!

 

Exeter Unified School district employs one supervising Registered Nurse (RN) credentialed in school nursing and 4 full time licensed vocational nurses (LVN). The staffing at each site is determined by health need. Partnering with other school staff, the RN and LVNs work together to ensure all students health needs are recognized and addressed to promote optimal health and educational success.

 

2016-2017 Health & Nursing Services

Clinic Schedule & Contact Information

(Click here for attached 2014-2015 schedule)

 EXETER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT HEALTH SERVICES STAFF:

  • Caitlin Thompson Credentialed School Nurse

            (District Wide) cthompson@exeter.k12.ca.us

 

 

If your child has health needs that require special attention be sure to communicate this to the health services provider at your child’s school every year.

 

If you have additional health needs, concerns or health related questions regarding your child please contact the district nurse.

 

Health Records

  • Health records are maintained on every student. These records are confidential and are maintained throughout the student’s school attendance. These records include information on immunizations, health screening results, health problems reported to school, health problems experienced while at school, health related documents submitted to school and any other health related information. 

 

  • Please remember to always complete a new emergency card and submit the appropriate health information for your child at the start of EVERY school year! 

           Click here for copy of emergency form

           Click here for copy of emergency form Spanish Version

Immunizations

  • State law requires that all children receive specific immunizations in order to enter public and private schools. Please be sure to submit a complete vaccination record for your child and update it as needed. Contact your school health services staff member with any questions or concerns regarding your child’s immunization requirements. 

           Click here for Immunizations Required for School Entry

  • Tuberculosis skin testing is also required by California law. Please submit a record of the most recent tuberculosis skin test your child has received.  Contact your school health services staff member with any questions or concerns regarding your child’s tuberculosis skin test requirement.

          (Click here for Tuberculosis Examination Requirement for Students Entering Tulare County Schools)

          (Click here for information on low cost TB skin tests at Tulare County Health Clinics)

 

Health Screenings & Examinations

California law requires the following screenings and Examinations:

  • Physical: Kindergarten or 1st grade & as requested

          Click here for required Report of Health Examination for School Entry Form

          Click here for the Waiver of Health Examination for School Entry Form

          Click here for more information on free Medical & Dental Health check-ups through the CHDP program

  • Oral Health Assessment: Kindergarten

          Click here for the Oral Health Assessment Form

  • Vision: School entry, Kindergarten or 1st, every 3 years & as requested
  • Hearing: School entry, Kindergarten or 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th, & 10th or 11th
  • Scoliosis: 7th grade females & 8th grade males

 

Additional screenings may also be conducted and/ or requested as needed (For example: pediculosis/ head lice, height, weight, BMI, sports physicals, etc)

  

First Aid & Illness Care

First aid services are available at each school site in the event of an accident, medical emergency or if a child becomes ill while at school. The RN, LVNs and the office staff are trained in first aid and CPR. The individual delivering care will vary depending on the schedule of the school health clinic.

 

Medication Policy

A medication authorization for is necessary for ALL medications needed while at school. ALL medications require a physician’s order and parent signature on file with the school health staff. Please click here to access the Medication Policy and Medication Authorization Forms. 

 

Health Care Plans

Some children require special healthcare services during the school day. A school health plan can be developed to meet the individual health needs of a student with special health concerns. If your child has a sever allergy, asthma, diabetes, seizures or another chronic or concerning health condition which may require special attention and care please contact the district RN or your school health services staff member so that a health assessment can be done. A health plan will be created in attempt to best meet the needs of your child during the school day. The healthcare plan will be created in conjunction with the child’s medical providers, parents/ guardians, the child and pertinent school staff. 

 

Referrals & Area Medical Resources

The health services staff refers various health issues to healthcare providers for further assessment, care and treatment as needed. Parents and guardians can also contact their child’s school health services provider when assistance is needed locating health services or health service providers. 

 

 

 

When to Keep Your Child Home From School….

The following are some common reasons for school dismissal. A student may be kept home or sent home for the following reasons as well a other health related issues determined by school health services staff.

 

 

  • FEVER: A student should be kept/ sent home for a fever of 100 degrees or higher. A student must be fever free fro 24 hours without fever medication in order to return to school.
  • VOMITING OR DIARRHEA: A student should be kept/ sent home from school when present. The student may return to school when symptom free for 24 hours (no vomiting or diarrhea) 
  • RASHES: A student should be kept/ sent home if rash of unknown origin is present. The student may return once seen by a medical provider, cleared for return and prescribed treatment has been started. A doctor’s note may be required.
  • SKIN INFECTIONS (MRSA):  A student should be kept/ sent home for open or excessively draining sores/ boils especially when they cannot be covered. The student may return once seen by a medical provider, cleared for return and prescribed treatment has been started. A doctor’s note may be required. 
  • PEDICULOSIS (HEAD LICE): A student should be kept/ sent home if live lice (bugs) are found. The student will be able to return once appropriate treatment has been received. The student must report to school health services staff for head check prior to returning to class. 
  • SORE THROAT: A student should be kept/ sent home for persistent sore throat and see a medical provider if worsening, no improvement or accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, pain with swallowing, etc. If diagnosed with strep throat a student may return when fever free and on antibiotic for at least 24 hours.
 

 

Education

The health services staff can educate and counsel students, parents/ guardians and other school staff on various health related issues as needed and as requested.

 

Helpful Health Information Resources

 

 

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