Health Office

Annamarie Sciacca, R.N., B.S.N., P.H.N.

anniesciacca@cusd.com

(559) 327-8177

Cindy Frazier, Health Services Asst.
cindyfrazier@cusd.com
(559) 327-8176
(559) 327-8190 Fax

 

A Health Services Assistant is in the Health Office 5 days a week.  You may reach the School Nurse by leaving a message with the Health Services Assistant.  The Health Office plays an important role in the school by:

  • Completing mandated vision, hearing, and dental screenings, and collecting first grade physicals, color vision screenings on kindergarten boys, and checking immunizations.
  • Providing health education resources for school staff and families.
  • Maintaining all health records for students.
  • Contacting parents regarding illness, health problems, and excessive absences.
  • Advising the staff regarding health related conditions and/or hazards.
  • Administering medications per California Education Code 49423.


Immunizations  

The new school immunization website is now live and ready to be shared among school nurses, school personnel, parents and providers. The website, www.ShotsForSchool.org provides news, resources and information for schools, parents, and healthcare providers about school immunization requirements for childcare, K-12 and college populations. 

 Beginning July 1, 2012, and beyond, all students entering 7th grade will need proof of the "Tdap" booster shot before starting school.  If your child 7 years and older has not yet received the "Tdap" Pertussis booster shot, please contact your doctor or our Children's Health Center.  Getting a booster shot now will protect your child against the ongoing threat of Pertussis and meet the new school requirements (California law- Assembly Bill 354).

Tdap (Pertussis) Booster Form (for students entering 7th grade)

 

First Aid, Illness & Injuries         

  • If a student becomes ill or injured at school he/she will receive every care and consideration.
  • Parents will be contacted for injuries of a serious nature, if too ill to remain at school, or has a rash of unknown origin.
  • Injuries which occur at home should be cared for at home.
  • The nurse is always happy to consult with parents regarding health problems.
  • After an extended illness or injury, the student should follow up with the school nurse.
  • If your child has ONE of the following, he/she should be kept at home:

             a.  Illness with a fever of 100° or greater

             b.  Illness affects your child's ability to participate in class

             c.  Vomiting/diarrhea

             d.  Fever of 100° or greater within the last 24 hours

             e.  Initiation of antibiotics within the past 24 hours

             f.  Has a sore throat, particularing if accompanied by headache and/or upset stomach


In an emergency a parent will be contacted, so it is very important that the Health Office has up-to-date phone numbers of parents/guardians.

Concussion/Head Injuries        

The State of California passed AB 25 which was added to the Education Code effective January 1, 2012 regarding concussion or head injury in an athletic activity.  Please review attachment below for additional information.

Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information Sheet


Medication at School         

  1. Medication is given at school only when absolutely necessary for adequate treatment for a child.

  2. Parents must obtain a physician's written order giving directions for the medication -- the type, dosage, the method of administration and the length of time the medication is prescribed.  A "Medication at School" form is available in the school office (or click here to download) and must be completed by a physician for prescription medication and ALL over-the-counter medication.

  3. A parent authorization form granting school personnel permission to administer the drug is required therefore, the parent must sign the "Medication at School" form as well as the treating physician.

  4. All medicines must be in their original pharmacy container.

  5. Students may carry inhalers ONLY if there is a physician's order and the nurse has checked the inhaler.

 

Head Lice

Clovis Unified School District operates on a no-nit policy.  Under this policy, students will be sent home if evidence of head lice is found.  A student may not return to school until he/she has been treated and his/her hair and scalp are free of nits and lice.  The student must check in with the school nurse or the office before he/she returns to the classroom.

 

CUSD Children's Health Centers           

Clovis Unified School District offers health services for children 0-18 years and are free of charge to income-eligible families.  Patients who have Medi-Cal are also eligible for these services as well as those who do not have health insurance coverage. 

 

Services provided include:

  • Well-baby and well-child care
  • Immunizations
  • PPD skin tests; Skin tests are given on Monday & Tuesday ONLY
  • WIC referrals
  • Treatment of minor injuries and illnesses
  • Sports physicals and preschool / first grade physicals (click here to download first grade physical form)
  • Tdap vaccines are available at no charge to all CUSD students while supplies last


For additional information including Health Center locations, hours, and fees, please click here to download a schedule.