Health and Immunizations

A Message from the San Diego County Office of Education

Under the law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016, exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade.

For more information about SB 277, please review these Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website, or contact your local health department.

Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information

This document provides authorization from the Parent/guardian for the disclosure and/or use of pupil health information between FUESD and any specified external agency. This document will allow school staff to contact your child’s physician regarding medical needs for school.

Medication Administration at School

In an effort to support the health and safety of all students, we ask that medication be given at home, before/after school, when possible. If medication is required during school hours, a Health Care Specialist or trained staff member will be available to assist your child. The Physician Statement and Medication Authorization forms are required for school staff to administer any medication while at school. The physician statement must be signed by a licensed physician and is valid for one year. Students are not permitted to carry medication on campus without a self-carry contract on file. Please contact the Health Care Specialist at your school site for more information regarding medication administration at school.

Report of Health Examination for School Entry

Through early and periodic health care, you will maximize your child’s ability to learn in school. For this reason, the State of California has the “Child Health and Developmental Prevention” (CHDP) Program. It requires all children to complete a physical examination 18 months before and 90 days after entering the first grade. Please complete this form with your child’s primary healthcare provider before or during first grade.

FUESD Health History

Updated health information is important to providing a safe and healthy learning environment. Please submit an updated Health History form to the Health Care Specialist at your child’s school site each year.

Oral Health Assessment

“To make sure your child is ready for school, California law, Education Code Section 49452.8, requires that your child have an oral health assessment (dental check-up) during his or her first year in public school. Please complete this form with your child’s dentist and return it to the Health Care Specialist at your child’s school.”

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