Health office

Bernadette Currin, MSN, RN

Credentialed School Nurse
Email: Bernadette.Currin@sweetwaterschools.org

Tel (619) 397-2035
Fax (619) 656-1203

 

Bonita Vista High School Health Forms


Health Office

All students must have a pass to see the nurse during class and during passing periods.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES POSITION STATEMENT
Student Access to School Nursing Services

COVID-19

Click HERE for the San Diego County Office of Education e-decision tree.  This is a digital tool that lets you know when your student may return to school from COVID isolation.

Center for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19

San Diego County, COVID-19

SUHSD, COVID-19

CALIFORNIA IMMUNIZATION LAW – SENATE BILL 277

Immunizations (ENGLISH)

Immunizations (SPANISH)

Students must have all the immunizations required by California in order to attend school.  For more information, please visit SHOTS FOR SCHOOL.


MEDICAL CONDITIONS REQUIRING AN ACTION PLAN AND MEDICATION

  • Diabetes School Management: *Ask student’s endocrinologist for plan.

MEDICATIONS

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION FORM (*Physician to complete*)

  • An authorized health care provider who is licensed by the State of California may prescribe medication for students to take at school (Ed Code 49400 & 49423; California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 601[a]).
  • A new form must be completed each school year and on file in the health office.

Changes in medication require a new authorization form signed by the health care provider and parent.

  • Inhalers & Epi-pens are the only medications which may be carried by the student, medication must be stated on doctor’s order, & verified by the parent.
  • Medication order must state the name of the medication and the dosage to be used at school.
  • Medication must be in the original pharmacy-labeled container.
  • Medication must be picked up from the health office at the end of the school year.
  • Unclaimed medication will be destroyed at the close of the last day of school.

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS FORM

  • Due to COVID, our district doctor will not allow nurses to administer over-the-counter medication (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Cough Drops, or Tums) to students for any illness.  If your student requires medication because of headaches/migraines, severe menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, etc., please have your doctor “prescribe” the medication (as if it were not an OTC medication), and parent should bring in their own supply.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION MODIFICATIONS FOR INJURY OR ILLNESS

  • Needed when a student has an injury with a recovery time longer than a week.
  • A short-term PE excuse is available from the school nurse with a note from the parent for up to three days.
  • If there are special considerations (I.e., crutches, special accommodations, diet restrictions, etc.) they should be included on the physician order.
  • Student must bring a written release from the doctor when cleared.
  • All orders/statements of conditions must be written by a doctor licensed and practicing in California.

CONCUSSIONS

If a student has suffered a possible concussion, please seek medical attention.  Have the health care provider complete and sign the Return to Learn form and the Return to Play form (for students with PE and athletes) and return to the school nurse.  If the student is diagnosed with a concussion, the student should stay home from school for 24 hours after the injury and then can return back; recommended half-days for first few days back.  The nurse will communicate with teachers and staff about the health care provider’s recommended accommodations during the recovery.

Certificate of Chronic Medical Condition

GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS ON KEEPING ILL STUDENTS HOME (ENGLISH)

GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS ON KEEPING ILL STUDENTS HOME (SPANISH)

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC SCHEDULES

SAN DIEGO PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER IMMUNIZATION CLINICS

Additional Student Health Service resources available on the Sweetwater Union High School District Website: Student Health Services