MISCELLANEOUS HEALTH INFORMATION: A student suspected of having a communicable disease will be excluded from school until guidelines for readmission are met. Students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicines before returning to school. The student must check in at the Health Office upon returning to school. A student with suspected conjunctivitis (pink eye) will be excluded from school and must return with a doctor’s note.
An effort will be made to notify parents/guardians about school exposure to chickenpox and other communicable diseases. The parent/guardian of a student for whom chickenpox presents a particular hazard should contact the school nurse. Students at risk include those with conditions affecting the immune system and those receiving certain drugs for the treatment of cancer or organ transplants.
Blood donation drives in cooperation with the Red Cross or other agency may be held on senior high school campuses. Efforts will be made to notify parents/guardians of planned blood donor drives; however, the written consent of the parent/guardian is no longer required for participation of students 17 years or older.
School authorities may excuse any pupil in grades 7-12 from the school for the purpose of obtaining confidential medical services without the consent of the parent or guardian per C.E.C. Section 46010.1.
Students with a medical condition and who have been approved by the School’s Health Office may be allowed to wear protective gear (hats, sun visors, and/or sunglasses) while outdoors at recess, gym, etc. However, GHC may regulate the type of sun protective clothing/headgear worn by students. GHC is not required to provide protective materials. Students are also allowed to use sunscreen (over the counter) as an allowable sun protection measure for his/her outdoor activities while at school.