The health of our students is important. The district’s health web page offers information that may be helpful to your family. This includes health requirements, forms for student health conditions, lice policy and general protocols for anaphylactic reaction.

The Health Office phone number is 650-856-5178.

A number of staff members have had formal first aid training and are available to assist when needed. Carol Cannon, RN, MSN, Health Services Specialist/School Nurse is available for health referrals and counseling. She coordinates the vision, hearing, and scoliosis screening programs at JLS. Her office telephone number is 329-3766. JLS has a health technician on campus each day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Illness

If a student becomes ill, he/she should report to the teacher for a pass to go to the Health Office. The parents will then be called to come and pick up the child. Unfortunately, students who would like to "lie down for an hour" cannot be accommodated in the Health Office, so a student must decide either to stay in class or to go home.

Please do not send your child to school if they have a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, pink eye, heavy cough, tenacious runny nose, sore throat, rash, or other signs of illness. This is not fair to your student or to those persons whom they come into contact with.

Health Insurance

Student Accident & Health insurance is available to parents for voluntary purchase. Information is available on the PAUSD website.

Injury

If a student is injured at school, he/she should report to the teacher in charge. Parents will be contacted if more than basic first aid is required. Please read any private insurance policies purchased through the school for regulations regarding the reporting of injuries.

Emergency Cards

It is essential that emergency cards be complete, signed, and up-to-date in the office. Fill out your child’s emergency card completely at the beginning of the year, and then call the Attendance Office with any change (especially phone numbers) during the year. The Health Office phone number is 856-5178. When we have a serious accident, we need parental help immediately. It is both frustrating and frightening to find a partially completed card, or to call an out-of-date phone number.

P.E. Medical Excuses

A note from a parent is required to be excused from P.E. If a student needs to be excused from P.E. longer than a week, a doctor’s note is required.

Medication

Should a student require any form of medication, including (OTC medications) during school hours, the parent must get from the health office or download the correct form from the PAUSD website.

Students who need inhalers, Epi-Pens or diabetic supplies may keep with them at all times. All other medications will be kept in the health office.

All medications are to be brought in their original container clearly stating the student’s name. The medication form needs to include the reason, the time, the dose and name of medication to be given as well as the duration. Be sure that the medications are not expired or close to expiration, especially Epi-Pens.

Students going on over night field trips need to abide to the above rules.