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Health Polices

Illness or Injury at School

If a student is ill or injured, the student will be sent to the office with a pass.  First aid will be administered as necessary.  It is important that the office have up-to-date work phone numbers for parents.  If parents cannot be contacted, all persons listed on the emergency card will be contacted in the order listed.


The law does not allow the dispensing of aspirins, cough remedies, etc., unless those medications are provided by and for a particular student.  The law requires parents or guardians of any students who are on prescription and/or over-the-counter medication to complete a school form describing the medication.  In addition, the student’s physician must provide the following information: name of medication, amount, method, and time schedule. (Education Code 49423)

The following policy will be in effect at Almond Grove School so that the student who needs medication during school hours may have it:

  1. Students are not permitted to bring narcotics or other strong analgesic (pain relieving) medication to school.  A student who requires this type of medication should stay home until he/she is well again.
  2. A student, who has a reaction to any medication, such that he/she cannot function normally, should stay home. 
  3. If a student must regularly take medications during school hours it is important that the parent or guardian notify the office.  The medication will be kept in the attendance/health office and administered according to the doctor’s orders.  Parents and physician must sign the form for giving medications at school.
  4. All medications kept at school must be in the original container and not expired.
  5. All medications must be delivered to the school by the parent or his/her adult representative.

Vision/Hearing Screening

A licensed nurse provides vision and hearing screening each year.  All students in grades 1 and 4 will receive vision screening.  Students in grades K, 2 and 5 will receive hearing screenings.  A classroom teacher may refer any student from any other grade for either or both screenings as deemed necessary.

Head Lice

Invariably during the year, some children get lice in their hair.  Please tell the school office or teacher immediately if you suspect your child has contracted head lice.  If live lice are detected on your child, you will be contacted right away and asked to take your child home.  A summary of effective treatment is given to parents.

Students are not allowed to return to school until the school has determined that all lice are removed.