Welcome to the Poinsettia Elementary School Health Office,
Please keep me informed of any changes in your child's health or new medical conditions so I can best serve your child. I welcome parents to introduce themselves to me. All health related information is kept confidential.
The health office is open during school hours to address children's health concerns and emergency situations. If you have any questions of concerns please contact me by calling the school office or dropping by during office hours."
- Betsy Meyer, School Nurse
Student Health Procedures
Please do not send medication to school with your child.
All medication must be delivered to the health office by a parent or guardian, and be accompanied by an authorization form completed by the child's physician. Please pick up the “Authorization for Medical Administration” form from the health office.
Medication will be kept in the health office and administered only as directed by the physician. The medication MUST be delivered to the health office by the parent/guardian. PLEASE DO NOT SEND MEDIATION (THIS INCLUDES COUGH DROPS) WITH YOUR CHILD. All medication must be delivered to the health office in the original containers/bottles, labeled only by California pharmacists. No medication is supplied by the health office.
CUSD Immunization requirements.
Parents must provide proof of immunizations (with specific dates and doctor’s signature) for all students when they enroll or transfer. In most cases, proof of immunization will be a yellow California Immunization Record or similar form. Click here for a list of the necessary immunization requirements. ALL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BEFORE SCHOOL ENTRY. The law allows (a) parents/guardians to elect exemptions to immunization requirements based on their personal beliefs, and (b) physicians of children to elect medical exemptions. Pupils with exemptions will be excluded from school if an outbreak occurs.
When to keep your child home from school.
Children too ill to participate in normal school activities should not be at school. Not only are they unable to benefit from education when ill, they also may infect other children and staff. If you have questions or concern please read the following advisement from CUSD Health Services: When to Keep Your Child Home From School.