Health Office

4 years ago

healthy children

We want your child coming to school every day healthy.  If they have an illness that can affect the other students, this interferes with the learning process.  If you are concerned and question whether to send your child to school, please keep your child home if:

They have over a 100º temperature;

They are vomiting;

They have diarrhea;

They have been diagnosed with a contagious condition;

They have been prescribed antibiotics and have been taking them less than 24 hours.

If your child meets any of these conditions, please do not send them back to school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours.

If your child must have medication at school, please review the district's medication policies.

Immunization Guidance

4 years ago

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We take each child's health seriously.  As of January 1, 2016, a new law went into effect known as SB 277. Under this new law, exemptions based on personal beliefs, including religious beliefs, will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California.  Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations.  Personal belief exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade.

For more information about SB 277, please visit the Frequently Ask Questions page available at:  Shots for School FAQ

For a copy of the new immunization requirements for 2016 and suggested immunization schedule from the California Department of Public Health, Click Here

For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit California Department of Public Health's website at: Shots for School or contact your local health department or county office of education.

Thank you for helping us to keep our children and community healthy.

Medication Policies

4 years ago

Mt. Woodson recognizes that some students may need a medication protocol in place to be given at school for continuity of their care.  

Short Term Medications

For Short Term Medications - 2-3 days - the following has to be in place.

1) A signed authorization form from the parent with student's name, name of the medication, dosage and time to be administered. (Forms below)

and:

2) The medication in its original container with student's name, dosage and time to be administered written on the container.

No medication may be given after three days without a signed physicians authorization.

Download Short Term Medication Authorization Form Here in English

Download Short Term Medication Authorization Form Here in Español


Long Term Medication Policy

In accordance with California State Policies, Mt. Woodson complies with the protocol set in place from the Ramona Unified School District.  

The California Education Code relating to the giving of medications at school states:

                49423, Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 49422, any pupil who is required to take, during the regular school day, medication prescribed for him by a physician, may be assisted by the school nurse or other designated school personnel if the school district receives (1) written statement from such physician detailing the method, amount and time schedules by which such medication is to be taken and (2) a written statement from the parent or guardian indicating the desire that the school district assist the pupil in the matter set forth in the physician’s statement.

For Long Term Medications, the following has to be in place

1) A signed authorization form from the parent with the medication orders filled out and signed by the physician, name of the medication, dosage and time to be administered. (Form below)

and:

2) The medication in its original container with student's name, dosage and time to be administered written on the container.

Download Long Term Medication Form Medication Policies- long term