Health Services

Nurse Assignments can be found here.

*News/Alerts*


For updates, FAQs and District communications about the Coronavirus, please visit our COVID-19 webpage

FREE YOUTH HEART SCREENING
Saturday, August 27, 2022, the Kyle J. Taylor Foundation in collaboration with UC Davis Health and Project ADAM Sacramento are hosting a Free Youth Heart Screening. The screening is open to anyone ages 12-25 years of age at NO COST

Identify Risk and Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in Children and Young Adults By Getting Screened

  • Leading cause of death of student athletes
  • Leading cause of death on school campuses
  • 1 in 300 youth have an undiagnosed heart condition that puts them at risk for SCA
  • The issues that cause SCA in young people must be seen on an electrocardiogram (EKG)  

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO REGISTER

DJUSD Schools Become Heart Safe Certified

In collaboration with Project ADAM Sacramento, campuses throughout the District are working toward Heart Safe Certification by implementing cardiac emergency preparedness plans and cardiac emergency drills. More district-specific information and pictures can be found HERE. For more information about Heart Safe School Certification, visit Project ADAM Sacramento.

Immunizations and COVID-19

Immunization requirements for admission to school or child care in California for the 2021-22 school year remain in place. For more information see Shots for School. If you student is vaccinated against COVID-19, please provide a copy of the vaccination card to the school office. COVID-19 vaccination is not required for enrollment, per California state law, but proof of immunization status against COVID-19 may avoid potential quarantine in the event of exposure.



Health Concerns at School

If your child has a serious health condition such as Diabetes, Seizure Disorder, or Severe Allergy, please contact your school nurse. The school nurse can develop an individualized health plan to support your child at school.

Medication
Please fill out this form with your doctor for prescription or over-the-counter medication:
Medication Assistance Authorization

A new Authorization is required at the beginning of each school year and any time there is a change in medication directives (such as change in medication, dosage, timing, or frequency). All medication supplied to the District must be in its original labeled form (i.e., in the original prescription bottle, sealed package, etc.). Except for personal asthma inhalers, epinephrine, and glucagon kits, a student may not independently possess medication during the school day or while on District property; all medication must be turned in to the school office.
Concussion
If your child has a concussion, please contact your school nurse.
Acute Concussion Evaluation Care Plan
Concussion Facts
Concussion Information
Recovery Guidelines for your doctor to fill out
Home & Hospital Instruction
Students with temporary illnesses or injuries are entitled to a maximum of five hours per week of instruction for 1-8 weeks in their homes or in hospitals if the facility is located within the boundaries of DJUSD. The home/hospital instructor will consult with the student’s classroom teacher(s) to provide instruction that enables the student to stay current with the regular school program. Please contact your school nurse for more information or to request this service. Home/Hospital instruction is not intended for students with long-term health or mental health needs. For students with long-term needs, parents/guardians should discuss options with the school nurse and/or counselor. Students receiving Special Education Services must first contact the School Psychologist to request an IEP meeting to determine the educational needs of the student.
Lice
Unfortunately, lice is common in school age children. While a significant nuisance, they do not pose a health risk. Please refer to the following resources and contact your school nurse for support:
How To Get Rid Of Lice
Sample Lice Exposure Letter
Cómo deshacerse de los piojos
Carta de Muestra
Immunizations
For information about the immunizations that are required for school entry in California visit Shots for School

Exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at: Shots for School
Release of Info
DJUSD Authorization for Release of Health and Education Information
Fill out this form to allow district staff, such as the school nurse, to communicate directly with your child's health care provider.

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