Health Services Department
- Headache or “pressure” in head.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Balance problems or dizziness, or double or blurry vision.
- Bothered by light or noise.
- Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy.
- Confusion, or concentration or memory problems.
- Just not “feeling right,” or “feeling down”
- Can’t recall events prior to or after a hit or fall.
- Appears dazed or stunned.
- Forgets an instruction, is confused about an assignment or position, or is unsure of the game, score, or opponent.
- Moves clumsily.
- Answers questions slowly.
- Loses consciousness (even briefly).
- Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes.
- one pupil is larger than the other
- drowsiness or inability to wake up
- a headache that gets worse and does not go away
- slurred speech, weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination
- repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures (shaking or twitching)
- unusual behavior, increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
- loss of consciousness (passed out/knocked out)
- Under the California School Immunization Law (California Health and Safety Code, Sections 120325-120375), children are required to receive certain immunizations in order to attend public and private elementary and secondary schools, child care centers, family day care homes, nursery schools, day nurseries and developmental centers.
While evidence of these vaccinations are required for school, we also appreciate that given the current COVID-19 situation, access to your healthcare provider may be difficult and/or delayed. We encourage you to contact your health provider now to see about scheduling an appointment. If you are not able to get your child’s immunizations before school starts, we will accept proof of an upcoming appointment date as an alternative.
At this time, we do not have any more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students than what has already been released. Please refer to the Shots for School website below for any new information.
Individualized School Health Plans (ISHP)
What is an ISHP?
ISHP stands for individualized school health plan. It is a document that is created to support your student and their health in the educational environment.
Who should have one?
Students with mild to severe health care needs and require frequent nursing services at school, or students who have health conditions that have the potential to result in a medical emergency. Each plan is created by the school nurse and is individualized to meet the needs of the student.
What is the purpose of an ISHP?
The ISHP helps assure consistent and safe health care for the student, and sets procedural guidelines that provide specific directions for staff about what to do in a particular emergency. ISHP are provided to your student’s teachers each school year.
Conditions that might require an ISHP:
Asthma, allergic reactions, bleeding disorders, cardiac conditions, diabetes, fainting, irritable bowel syndrome (ex: Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis), migraines, scoliosis, seizures...etc.
If you think your student needs to have an ISHP, please contact the school nurse for more information.
Medication at School
Medication At School Form
When to Keep Your Student Home from School
Contact Placer County CHDP to find out if your child is eligible for a free exam and to locate a doctor near you.
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