Health Office Information for Parents/Guardians
The health office is here to meet the needs of all the students enrolled at Valley View. If your student hasANY type of health condition (including asthma, headaches, chronic conditions, mental health, etc), be sure that you note it on your child’s emergency card EVERY year, and provide us with any medical documentation that would assist us in caring for your student.
MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL: If your student requires medication during school hours, we must have a current doctor’s order on file. The ONLY medication that can be carried by students are asthma inhalers or Epi-Pens, and the health office must have current orders on file. NO other medications may be carried by students, including over the counter medications. Doctor’s orders must be renewed after July 1st for the upcoming school year. Forms are available in the health office or you can download the MEDICATION FORMS from the menu on the right. Medication must be brought on campus by PARENTS/GUARDIANS only, and must be supplied in the prescribed bottle (that matches the order), or a new, unopened over the counter container. If you give your child medication before school to treat a cold or minor illness, please be sure it is non-drowsy medication.
SENDING SICK STUDENTS HOME: In order for your child to succeed in high school, it is imperative that he/she be in class as much as possible. For that reason, the health office will always encourage your student to stay at school whenever possible. Your student WILL ALWAYS be sent home when they have a fever of 100 degrees or above, when they have vomited from an illness, or when they have been diagnosed with or appear to have a contagious illness. We will always give students a call home if they request it, but we do not call home automatically for every health office visit.
CONTACT INFORMATION: In order for us to care for your student, it is imperative that the school has accurate contact information. Please be sure that all information is accurate on the new emergency card each year, and that you update any changes as quickly as possible. Also, PLEASE provide additional LOCALemergency contacts. In the event that you are unreachable, we may need to call additional people to assist us in caring for your student.
SPECIALIZED PROCEDURES: If your student requires specialized healthcare procedures, please contact the health office for further information.
HOME TEACHING (FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS): Instruction at home may be provided for a student when they are unable to attend school because of a physical or mental health condition for even one hour per week. Applications for home teaching are available in the health office, and are accepted through mid-April of each school year, and must be completed by a medical doctor. If your student has been diagnosed with a mental health condition, the paperwork needs to be filled out by a physician specializing in mental health.
For more information or questions, please contact:Celia Sanchez (Health Technician) x34026
Janice Doriguzzi (Health Technician) x34038