Health Services

 
 
 
 

Dos Palos Oro Loma

Joint Unified School District

HEALTH SERVICES

 

2152 Almond St. (physical address)
2041 Almond St. (mailing address)
Dos Palos, CA 93620
 
Health Services Office: 209-392-0293  Fax: 209-392-6161
District Office: 209-392-0200
 
Priscilla Whiteaker, RN -  District Credentialed School Nurse
Email:  pwhiteaker@dpol.net Office: 209-392-0293 or ext. 2805, Cell: 209-509-5868
 
Cheri Steck - District Licensed Vocational Nurse
Email:  csteck@dpol.net  Office at Bryant Middle School: 209-392-0240 or ext.2366
 
Charlotte Coleman - District Health Services Clerk
Email:  ccoleman@dpol.net  Office: 209-392-0293 or ext. 2804, Cell:  209-509-6651
 
School Site Health Offices 
Dos Palos Elementary School
Amanda Gonzalez - Health Tech
Office 209-392-0260 or ext. 2552
Bernhard Marks Elementary School
Charlotte Coleman - Health Clerk
Health Services Office: 209-392-0293 or ext. 2804
Bryant Middle School
Louisa Perez - Health Tech
Office 209-392-0240 or ext. 2630
Dos Palos High School
Emily Galindo - Health Tech
Office 209-392-0300 or ext. 3407
 

EMERGENCY CONTACT

In case of an emergency parents/guardians will be contacted.

It is very important that the Health Office have updated contact information.

If there is a change in contact information please contact the health office to ensure the correct information is on your student’s health information card.

REASONS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL
      • Temperature 100.4F or greater within 24 hours
      • Illness affecting child’s ability to learn
      • Vomiting/Diarrhea
      • Starting antibiotics within 24 hours
      • Sore throat, especially with headache and/or upset stomach (these are symptoms of strep throat)
 
 
RETURN TO SCHOOL
If a student is sent home with temperature of 100.4F or higher (fever) they may not return the next day. Student may not return until the following criteria are met:
  • Symptom free for 24 hours. This includes fever vomiting, diarrhea, cough and rash.
  • Free from fever for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication such as Tylenol or Motrin.
  • Student should complete 24 hours of antibiotic treatment prior to returning to school (if treated with antibiotics).
 
 
IMMUNIZATIONS
Per California School Immunization Law, Health and Safety Code Section 120325-120375,
ALL Students Admitted at TK/K-12 Need:
 
•Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses
(4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday.)
For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday.

• Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses
(3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)

• Hepatitis B — 3 doses
(Not required for 7th grade entry)
 
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses
(Both given on or after 1st birthday)
 
•Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses
 
These immunization requirements apply to new admissions and transfers for all grades, including transitional kindergarten.
 
Students Starting 7th Grade Need:
•Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) —1 dose
(Whooping cough booster usually given at 11 years and up)
 
•Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses
(Usually given at ages 12 months and 4-6 years)
In addition, the TK/K-12 immunization requirements apply to 7th graders who:
• previously had a valid personal beliefs exemption filed before 2016 upon entry between TK/Kindergarten and 6th grade
• are new admissions
Records
California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at
TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Parents must show their child’s Immunization Record as proof of immunization.
 
 
MEDICATIONS
ALL medications (even over the counter medications including Tylenol, Advil, cough drops and eye drops) must be checked in through the Health Office.
CA Education Code Section 49423 requires that any medications to be taken at school must be presented with:
  • A signed Medication at School from the physician detailing the name of medication, amount, method, and time medication is to be taken.
  • A signed Medication at School from the parent/guardian indicating their desire for the school to assist the pupil in the matters set forth in the physician’s statement.
  • Medication must be clearly labeled and sent to school in the original container from the pharmacy.
  • The Medication at School form is available at the bottom of this web page or at each school site's health office.
FIRST GRADE PHYSICAL
California State Law requires that all children entering first grade have a Child Health and Disability (CHDP) physical examination within 18 months of beginning first grade. It is necessary to provide the health office with proof of this physical.  The First Grade Physical - CHDP - Report of Health Examination for School Entry is available at the bottom of this web page or in the Dos Palos Elementary School Health Office.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXCUSE

If a child is to be excused from P.E. for more than a 3 day period, a written note from a doctor is required.

This note should include a diagnosis and specific date for returning to PE as well as any limitations that might apply.

Crutches, wheelchairs and other devices require a doctor’s prescription indicating directions for use and the student has been educated to use the device.

 

 

SPECIAL MEALS

If your child requires special meals due to an allergy, a health condition, or for religious reasons,

the Special Meals Request form is available at the bottom of this web page or in the Health Office of all schools in the District.

 

LICE
DPOLUSD operates on NO LIVE LICE guidelines. Students will be sent home if evidence of live lice is found. Students may not return until treatment has been completed and hair/scalp are free from live lice. Students must check with health office and be cleared to return.

OUR TEAM

Credentialed School Nurse 
Is a bachelor's degree prepared Registered Nurse, licensed by the California Board of Registered Nursing; a California Certified Public Health Nurse; and credentialed with a specialization in health, authorizing services as a school nurse by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • Provides medical procedures to students with medical conditions
  • Provides support, education, and training for staff who have contact with students with medical conditions
  • Completes state mandated vision and hearing screenings
  • Participates in the IEP team process through assessment and collaboration for students in special education
  • Participates in the SST and 504 process
  • Ensures immunizations are compliant with CA state law
  • Provides health education resources for school staff, students and parents/guardians
  • Maintains student health records
  • Communicates and collaborates with parents/guardians regarding student’s health problems and/or excessive absences
  • Communicates and collaborates with health care providers regarding health issues and impact on education (within HIPAA regulations)
  • Develops health/safety plans for students with high risk medical diagnosis
  • Supervises health services personnel
 
Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Provides medical procedures to students with medical conditions
  • Assists with mandated vision and hearing tests
  • Maintains student health records
  • Contacts parents/guardians regarding health problems
  • Documents every student and parent/guardian encounter
  • Works collaboratively with the credentialed school nurse in providing health care to all students
 
Health Clerk
  • Maintains all health files, reports, referrals, and enters all health data district wide.
  • Contacts parents/guardians regarding health problems, health records, and regarding illness and injuries that occur during the school day
  • May be in the health office during the school day to provide first aid to students.
  • Administers medications to students
  • Documents every student and parent/guardian encounter
  • Works collaboratively with the credentialed school nurse in providing health care to all students
  • CPR/First Aid certified.
 
 Health Tech
  • Located in the health office during the school day to provide first aid to students.
  • Administers medications to students
  • Contacts parents/guardians regarding illness and injuries that occur during the school day
  • Maintains the students’ health records
  • Documents every student and parent/guardian encounter
  • Works collaboratively with the credentialed school nurse in providing health care to all students
  • CPR/First Aid certified.