Health Services
Child Health and Disability Prevention Examination (CHDP)

A comprehensive physical examination and health assessment are required for all first grade students within 18 months prior to entry or up to 3 months after admission to the first grade. Contact the School Health Clerk for further information.


Health Clerks

Each of our K-12 comprehensive schools maintains a health clerk on their sites each day. Our Health Clerks provide the day to day health services to our students as deemed appropriate. The Health Clerks collect the immunization records, administer medication under the direction of our District Nurses, provide simple first aid and contact parents regarding student illnesses.


Immunizations

C-VUSD and the Los Angeles County Health Department regulations require that complete health and immunization records for incoming kindergartners and students new to the district must be presented in written form and authorized or signed by a public health clinic, health care provider or private doctor before a student can begin attending classes. The health records should be brought when parents/guardians come to pre-register children for the new school year. There is no grace period: all immunizations must be up to date before a youngster can attend school. For additional details, parent/guardians may contact the School Health Clerk.


Nursing Staff

Information About Medications

Can my child carry and self-administer their medication at school?

Students may carry and self-administer certain medications (e.g. inhaled asthma medication or auto-injectable epinephrine medication) if the school district receives the appropriate documentation. This includes (1) a written statement from the physician detailing the name of the medication, method, amount and time schedules by which the medication is to be taken, and confirmation that the pupil is able to self-administer the medication; (2) a written statement from the parent or guardian of the pupil consenting to the self-administration providing release for the School Nurse or other health care personnel to consult with the health care provider of the pupil regarding any questions that may arise with regard to the medication and releasing the school district and school personnel from liability in the case of adverse reactions. 

What do I need to do in order for my child to take over the counter medication?

California Education Code Section 49423 provides that any pupil who is required to take medication during the regular school day prescribed by a physician may be assisted by the District Nurse or other designated school personnel if the school district receives: (1) a written statement detailing the name of the medication, the method, amount and time schedules by which such medication is to taken; (2) a written statement from the parent or guardian of the pupil indicating the desire that the school district assist the pupil in the matters set forth in the physician's statement.  The required forms are available from the School Nurse.  All medication must be in a bottle labeled by the pharmacy with the student's name and name and dose of medication. 

What do I need to do in order for my child to take prescription medication at school?

California Education Code Section 49423 provides that any pupil who is required to take medication during the regular school day prescribed by a physician may be assisted by the District Nurse or other designated school personnel if the District receives:
(1) A written statement detailing the method, amount and time schedule by which such medication is to be taken and
(2) A written statement from the parent or guardian of the pupil indicating the desire that the District assist the pupil in the matter set forth in the physician's statement.
The required forms are available from the School Nurse. All medication must be in a bottle labeled by the pharmacy with the student's name and name and dose of medication.

What do I need if my child requires a special health procedure at school?

Contact one of the District Nurses for the appropriate forms needed for the procedure to be performed during school hours. All special health procedures require written authorization from both physician and parent.

If my child's health needs require accommodations at school, who do I contact for information?

Contact one of our District Nurses if your child requires accommodations or services related to a medical condition or disability which can be provided through the general education program.


Vision, Hearing and Scoliosis Screenings

Screening of the student's vision and hearing will be done at the school site in accordance with State mandates. All girls in grade 7 and all boys in grade 8 will be screened for possible scoliosis. Parents/guardians will be notified of any findings as a result of the mandated screening test that require further attention. If at any time during the school year you have any concerns with your child's vision or hearing, please consult with one of our District Nurses.