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Student Health Services

The Governing Board recognizes the importance of nurturing each child’s optimal physical and mental health and safety as a foundation for achieving growth and life-long success.

"Our Health Services Staff are a dedicated group of nursing, health clerk, and other professionals who strive to improve the health and well being of children and their families. This is done through early detection, correction, and prevention of various health conditions to provide an optimal learning environment for student growth and achievement."

Immunizations:  The Board requires all students to be immunized against certain diseases in accordance with state law, unless specifically exempt for medical reasons.

California Senate Bill 277 amends the Health and Safety Code to limit exemptions from immunizations to medical reasons only.  Exemptions for religious and personal beliefs are no longer available beginning January 1, 2016.  A child may be exempted from immunizations only for medical conditions or circumstances that a physician determines would cause immunizations to be unsafe for that child.  A parent or guardian may file a written statement by a licensed physician indicating the specific nature of the medical condition and the probable duration of the medical condition or circumstances for which the physician does not recommend immunization.

Students who have a personal belief exemption on file prior to January 1, 2016, will be required to be immunized when the student enrolls in the next grade span.  Grade spans are defined as birth to preschool, Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten to grade 6, and grades 7 through 12.

For additional information regarding immunizations please visit:

shotsforschool.org

On the following sites please type immunization in the search box to locate required information:

ocheaclthinfo.com
ocgov.com

Bicycle Safety: The Board approves the use of bicycles by students in grade three and above provided they have been properly licensed. Students riding bicycles to and from school or any school-sponsored activity are required to wear helmets. When students choose to ride bicycles to and from school, they are considered responsible for the care of property, the observation of safety rules and for the proper display of courtesy and consideration toward others.

Dental: The Assistance League of Huntington Beach provides dental care for children who qualify for free services. Interested parents may contact their school’s health aide.

Emergency Information: Parents are requested to keep emergency information up-to-date at their child’s school, including home address and telephone number of parent, and the name, address and telephone number of a relative or friend who is authorized to care for the child in an emergency if the parent cannot be reached.

Medications: Medications may be administered during school hours upon written request of the parent and written order by the child’s physician. Parents may contact their school office for appropriate forms and further information. Please see the "OVER THE COUNTER PRODUCTS PARENT/GUARDIAN AUTHORIZATION FORM" below.

Medical Insurance: Before a student can participate in interscholastic sports programs, the California Education Code requires that all students show evidence of medical insurance to their school principal. Arrangements have been made to make low-cost student medical insurance available for purchase by parents. No insurance coverage is provided by the school district.
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