Health Office

Welcome to the Sierra Vista Middle School Health Office. We are here to assist students with health issues, including illness, injury, medications, and medical conditions. The health office staff includes a credentialed school nurse and a health assistant. Our health assistant is on site from 8:00 am - 1 pm daily.  The school nurse is on site approximately 2 days/week.

Please see the topics below for some of our most frequently asked questions and information. If you have questions or concerns related to your student’s health, please feel free to contact the health office directly at (949) 936-6611.

medication

All medications on campus (that includes, over-the-counter/non-prescription and prescription) need to be documented and kept in the health office.  A medication form needs to be filled-out by your child’s provider (with an office stamp) and the parent and/or guardian for each medication. The medication form is available in the Health Office and in the forms section to the right. If your child is requesting to carry his or her emergency medication (for asthma inhaler and Epi-Pen use only), please have the provider, in addition to filling out the request for medication form, initial the section that indicates student can carry the medication.  Also, please see the school nurse or health assistant before sending your child to school with the medication.

when should your child stay home?

For complete information see the Injury and Illness Guidelines for School Attendance

  • If your child  has a temperature at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Students may return to school when they are  fever free (less than 100 degree F) without the use of fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea (2 times a day), student may return to school 24 hours after last episode
  • Uncontrollable, infectious cough
  • Suspected infection of the eyes (i.e. conjunctivitis), nose, throat (i.e. strep throat), skin (i.e. scabies), or scalp (i.e. lice)
  • Any rash of unknown origin – student may return to school when written authorization is received from the health care provider

 

p.e. & assistive devices

(crutches, scooters, wheelchairs, etc.)
After an illness or injury that requires your child to be excused from P.E. or necessitates an assistive device such as crutches or a scooter, please have the provider either complete the recommendation for PE - Assistive devices form see link on right side, which can be found in the forms section or provide a similar medical documentation. If your child has been seen in urgent care or the emergency room, please make sure any assistive device is indicated on the discharge paperwork. Students are not permitted to use assistive devices at school without a note from the provider.

immunizations

Students must show they're in compliance with California immunization laws and Irvine Unified School District Policy 5141.31 to attend school. A copy of the student's current immunization record must be on file, at school. Transitional Kindergarten - Grade 12 Immunization Requirements

As you may be aware, there was a change in student immunization requirements in 2016. Under the law known as Senate Bill 277 (SB 277), as of last year, immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs are no longer available for the vaccines that are currently required for school admission. Personal belief exemptions (PBE) on file with the school district before January 1, 2016 for a student already enrolled in school will remain in effect until the student reaches the next immunization check point at Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten or 7th grade. All other students are required to submit documentation verifying compliance with the State immunization requirements, unless a valid medical exemption is on file with the school district.

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE IS AVAILABLE

The Irvine Children’s Health Program (I-CHP) provides enrollment assistance for children and adults for Medi-Cal, Covered California plans and more. The Children’s Health Program is a partnership between the City of Irvine and the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers. This program helps families and individuals enroll in affordable health coverage and other available assistance programs. To make a free appointment with a Certified Enrollment Counselor or for more information, please call 949-724-6645 or email enroll@coccc.org.