HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
All children must have a current physical examination before enrolling in the program. Prior to enrollment, you were provided with a physical examination form to be completed and signed by a physician. Children must have this examination or have an appointment scheduled within (30) days of enrollment. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in a Notice of Action terminating your child from the program.
All immunizations must be up to date. The school nurse reviews the files to verify that
each student is in compliance. A notice will be sent home, if your child is in need of one or more immunizations.
State regulations require that a child must be sent home if s/he has any of the following:
*temperature of 100 degrees or higher
*upset stomachache, vomiting
*any communicable disease
*any rash of undetermined origin
*heavy cough or severe cold
Children must be free from any of the above symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child becomes ill while in our care, you will be immediately notified and requested to pick her/him up.
The staff is responsible and obligated by law for filing a report of suspected child abuse. Therefore, if your child has had an accident away from any of our preschool or toddler programs, which resulted in an injury, please notify the teaching staff. If you are having serious or challenging behavior problems with your child, the staff can direct you to an appropriate support/resource in the community.
All of our programs respond to the health or social service needs of the families we serve. Referrals will be made, or recommended, to the health or social service agency(ies) in the community. Staff will conduct a follow-up with the parent. A school nurse is assigned to each site and is available to discuss with you any health/nutrition questions.
If medication must be administered during the hours of care, a “Medication in School” form must be completed by a physician. This form must also be completed for over-the-counter medication.
Precautions are used in all situations and instances when blood or body fluids are present. The procedures followed are a part of good hygiene practices and include hand washing, wearing gloves and use of disinfectants. Most importantly, it is everyone’s responsibility to follow disease prevention techniques to assure everyone stays healthy.
Pesticide Application Notification
Washington Unified School District is participating in an Integrated Pest Management Program. Inherent with this are the district’s efforts to reduce pesticide use as much as possible. While it may occasionally be necessary to apply a pesticide, it will only be used as a last resort. You have the right to be informed prior to any pesticide application that might be needed
in your child’s school. In an emergency, pesticides may be applied without prior notice, but you will be provided notice following any such application. To receive notification, please inform your child’s school by submitting a letter, which includes your name, student’s name, address, day and evening phone numbers. Please indicate whether you would like to be notified when any scheduled major pesticide application is made or if you also want notification when an ant trap, small bait application or other less toxic application is made (Education Code 48980.3).