It is not always easy to know when to send your child to school and when to leave your child home. These Guidelines are based on pulbic health science. If you have any questions about them, please call the school nurse.

DO NOT SEND A CHILD to school with any of the following symptoms:

Fever (100.5degrees), Cough and difficulty breathing, rash, chicken pox, diarrhea, vomiting, impetigo, ringworm, cold sores, antibiotics.

Please read "Parent & Student Handbook" for detailed information.

 

PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE

Students CANNOT bring/carry any prescription or over the counter medicine in their backpacks. The school CANNOT administer any over-the-counter medications.

If a child needs an over-the-counter medication at school the parent/guardian must come to the school to administer it.

If a child need prescribed medication at school, an authorization form must be completed by the student's parent/guardian and doctor before the school can administer prescription medications. All prescription medication must be brought to school by the parent, in the original container with the prescription label attached.

Here are necessary forms to fill out by parents and physicians:

Authorization for Exchange of Health Information

Asthma-Inhailer Medication Order and Care Plan

GCC Parent/Physician/Admin of Medication at School

School Medication Authorization Form 

Students must be current on required immunizations. Students who do not have all required immunizations must receive the next required dose by the specified due date or they will be excluded from school until the dose is verified by staff.

REQUIRED SHOTS

K-12 required immunizations
School Entry (1st grade)
Tdap Requirements

To read more information about immunizations required for school entry in California, please visit: http://www.shotsforschool.org/ 

STUDENT EMERGENCY CARDS

Parents/guardians are responsible for keeping current emergency contact information on file. It is extremely important to have updated information in case of emergency, in order to ensure there is no time delay that can cause a sick child unnecessary discomfort or anxiety.

THE SCHOOL MUST KNOW HOW TO REACH YOU IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

If your address or phone numbers have changed, you have to fill out new 2 (two) emergency cards per student at the school office.