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Health Policies

Emergency Information

An Emergency Information Card must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian for each student at the beginning of each school year.  This form will be kept on file in the office and used to contact parents / guardians in emergency situations.  Any changes to the information on this card should be reported promptly to the office staff.


Illness and Injury

For health and safety purposes, students should not be sent to school if they are showing signs of illness, such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, constant coughing, sore throat or untreated infected skin patches / rashes.  It is advisable that students with a fever are kept home until he/she is fever free for 24 hours, without benefit from a fever – reducing agent.

Parents should notify the school office whenever their child is going to be absent from school due to illness or injury.

During school hours if your child feels ill or is injured, the office personnel will determine if your child needs to be taken home by checking the following signs or symptoms:

  • Temperature of 99.6°F or above with complaints of moderate to severe illness or pain
  • Difficult or rapid breathing (with no relieve from medications provided by parent)
  • Severe coughing
  • Eyes that are red, swollen and draining
  • Vomiting / diarrhea
  • Severe pain

    If any of these conditions exist, the office staff will notify the parents. Parents are responsible to pick up your child or arrange for a designated person to pick up the child promptly.  The adult picking up the child must sign out the student in the school office.

    If your child has a long-term medical condition (such as asthma, severe allergies or anaphylaxis, diabetes, seizures, etc.) please make sure it is noted on the Emergency Information Card and Health Survey Form. In addition, please check with the office manager to obtain other forms that may need to be filled out.

Head Lice

A student who has active, adult live lice will be excluded from school until treatment is completed.  The student shall be allowed to return to school the next day and shall be checked by school staff to ensure that the student is free of lice before returning to class.  According to Board Policy, once he/she is determined to be free of lice, the student shall be rechecked weekly for up to 6 weeks.



As per Oakley Union School District Board Policy (5141.3), before a designated employee permits a child to take any prescribed or non-prescribed medication during school hours, the district shall have received:

  1. A written statement from the student’s physician detailing the method, amount and time schedules by which the medication is to be taken.
  2. A written statement from the student’s parent/guardian requesting the District to permit the student to take the medication as prescribed by the physician, or any over the counter medication as described by the parent.
  3. All medications kept at school must be brought in by an adult in its original container with Non-expired date, name, and dosage as prescribed by physician.