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Health Office

Lisa Kelly, RN, School Nurse 

Phone: (805) 306-6810

Email: lkelly@simi.k12.ca.us

Health Office Hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How can I tell if my child is too sick to go to school?
Use the "would I go to work?" rule to help you decide; high fever or vomiting would certainly keep your child home, but a cold or a headache probably would not. If your child has a bacterial infection, they are usually okay to return to school after the first 24 hours of antibiotics. 

For longer absences:
If your child is going to miss 3 or more days of school, please call the Health Office to request homework.  If it's expected that your child will be out for 3 weeks or more, please call right away to find out about home teaching.

What if my child has an emergency at school?
Be sure we have a signed Authorization for Medical Treatment card -- the Office sends home Emergency Update forms at the beginning of every school year. Review and update your information and emergency contacts as needed. If your student is sick or injured, we will always try to contact you first. If we are unable to reach you, we will then contact those on your emergency list who are authorized to pick up or release your child from school. Office staff is trained in first aid and CPR.  If your child is experiencing a life threatening emergency, we will call 911 for assistance and then notify a parent or guardian.

Can my student take medication while at school?
All medicines, even over the counter remedies like Tylenol and Motrin, require authorization from both a parent/guardian and a physician. Please call or come by the Office to pick up a medication form. Medicine is kept only in the Health Office and must be in their original labeled containers.

Diabetes, and other significant medication situations:
Please call the Health Office -- additional consents may be needed. We must have current orders from your doctor for your student to have insulin, glucagon, epi pens, or other medications at school.

What if my student is on crutches or has a cast?
We will need doctor's note to indicate specific limitations or concerns. Also, please pick up a medication form if you think your student may need pain medication.

What if my student doesn't feel well and wants to come home?
If your child is feeling sick, please have them check in at the Health Office.  Often times, just a short rest or a little snack is all they need to get back to class. We check their temperature and other symptoms before we call you, so you can better judge if you need to call the doctor.

What health information would you like us to know about your student?
Please review and update the medical information form we send home each year. Please note any severe allergies to foods or medications; chronic or recurrent illnesses; and what medications your student is taking. Current information is helpful as it may affect your student's schoolwork and their safety. Please call our office anytime to update or add to your student's medical information.