Health Services

Health Services Information

The mission of Health Services is to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and by identifying and assisting in the removal or modification of health-related barriers to learning. Health Services; therefore, contributes directly to Mountain House High School's overall mission of educating students to become well-informed, productive and socially responsible citizens.

Health Offices
Some of the care provided by the Health Clerk, under the direction of the contracted District Nurses, include basic first aid, medication administration, immunization enforcement, and communicable disease control. Parents are encouraged to communicate with the School Health Clerk and District Nurses on any health related issues so we can better meet your child's health needs in school to promote the best learning environment for your student.

Athletic Clearances
The sport physical form's has to be completed annually by a licensed health care provider. Click here to download forms for the current school year.

Food Allergy
Education, cooperation, and awareness are keys to keeping children with food allergies safe. At MHHS, parents, health care providers, school administrators, teachers, district nurses, health clerks and food service staff work together continuously to determine appropriate precautions, procedures, and to develop an individualized plan of action for managing each student's food allergies in school.

Illness
It is important to protect the health of students from risk posed by infectious diseases that are transmitted within the school setting. Your child may be excluded from school in accordance with California Education Code section 48210-48214 and section 49451. "Whenever there is a reason to believe that the child is suffering a recognized contagious or infectious disease, he/she shall be sent home and shall not be permitted to return until the school authorities are satisfied that any contagious disease does not exist."
Please do not send your child to school if he/she has any of the following symptoms:
  1. Common Cold: Keep home during period of productive cough and yellow or green nasal discharge.
  2. Fever (over 100 degrees) - in some children, a lower temperature represents a fever. Please keep your child home for 24 hours after a fever without the aid of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen)
  3. Eyes that are red, swollen, crusting or draining
  4. Untreated, draining ears or earache
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Nausea or vomiting (if the student has vomited the night before or in the morning, please DO NOT send student to school.)
  7. Severe sore throat
  8. Skin rashes of unknown origin or contagious rash requires a clearance from a health care provider that student may return to school.
If a student is at school with any of the above, the parent/guardian will be called to pick up the student. Under certain circumstances, the parent may be asked to consult a healthcare provider and provide a written note from a healthcare provider indicating that the student may return to school.
Immunizations

The California Health and Safety Code, division 105, part 2, chapter 1, sections 120325-120380, title 17, division 1, chapter 4, sections 6000-6075, requires that every child entering a California school be immunized against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and chickenpox/a health care provider-documented varicella disease or immunity.

I. Student’s immunization record must be presented to school staff by the parent or guardian and must include the month, date, and year each dose was received. It needs to be in the form of either the yellow immunization card or personal record signed or stamped by a health care provider or clinic.

II. If student is transferring from one public school within California to another public school in California, you have 30 days to provide the proof of immunization. After 30 days with no valid immunization, you will receive a “Notice of Exclusion from School Attendance.”

III. Out of country immunization record not in English must be translated and transcribed by a CA licensed health care provider.

Entrance Requirements are found here.

EXEMPTIONS: The law allows (a)parents/guardians to elect exemptions to immunization requirements based on their personal beliefs or medical reasons. Please use the link to fill out Personal Belief Exemption Form.  Exemptions should not be considered because of convenience. Unimmunized students are at greater risk of contracting diseases and spreading them to their families, schools and communities. Schools maintain an up-to-date list of student with exemptions, so they can be excluded quickly if an outbreak occurs.  If you have any further questions, please consult your child’s health care provider or California Department of Public Health Website: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/DEFAULT.aspx


Medication Administration

Parents of students who require the administration of medication during the school day must have a PRESCRIPTION OR OVER THE COUNTER ADMINISTRATION CONSENT FORM on file in the school office. Students are only permitted to carry their medications that are for life threatening conditions, such as severe allergic reaction needing EpiPen, asthma inhalers, and insulin/glucagon for diabetes.

This form must be completely filled out annually and signed by the parent/guardian and the child’s health care provider before the child can be assisted with the administration of medication by the district personnel at the school site. The authorized health care provider must be licensed in California.

It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide the school site with all necessary information and special instructions in writing related to the administration of medication to their child. The parent/guardian must immediately notify the school in writing of any changes in the child’s regimen by the health care provider. It is also the child’s responsibility to follow the health care provider’s recommendations and instructions related to taking the medication (i.e., the child is responsible for going to the office at the prescribed times). Medication must be in its original container and brought to school by the parent/guardian, or an adult designee. All controlled medication will be counted and recorded on a medication log when delivered to school.

All medication must be picked up by a parent/guardian or adult designee at the end of the school year. NO medication will be given to a student to take home. Medication left in the school office at the end of the school year will be discarded.

Please refer to Program Advisory On Medication Administration by California Department of Education at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/medication.asp

Click here for CONTRACT TO CARRY MEDICATION FORM.

Emergency Card

Your child’s school must have correct contact information on your child in an emergency. This includes any alternative emergency contact persons in case the school cannot reach the parents. Parents must fill out the cards completely including all pertinent health information and health care professional and dentist phone numbers to call in an emergency. The emergency card can be updated online through the Aeries Parent Portal HERE. If there is a change of address or phone number for any person listed on the card during school year, please notify the school immediately (Ed Code 49408)


Tuberculosis Screening:

A current TB (tuberculosis) skin test or chest x-ray stating the student is free from TB is required for students entering the district from out of the county.  TB test and/or chest x-ray must be done within 6 months of the first day of school entry.