Nurse Contact Information
is the intent of the health office to provide optimal care for all students who
attend CWHS. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of us
Nurse: Hope Garcia, RN: (559) 327-2489
Health Assistant: Tammie Wyrick: (559) 327-2468
Fax: (559) 327-2492
Please keep emergency information updated in the parent portal with current home and work telephone numbers. Please also provide names and phone numbers of relatives or friends who should be contacted if a parent is unable to be reached. With very busy schedules, it is often difficult to reach a parent or responsible adult when students become ill or injured. A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN must sign electronically the authorization allowing the school to seek emergency treatment for their child. This signature allows the school to give information to emergency medical services and teachers.
First Aid, Illness, & Injuries
If a student becomes ill or injured at school, he/she will receive every care and consideration. Parents will be contacted for injuries of a serious nature or if a student is too ill to remain at school. Injuries which occur at home should be cared for at home. However, the nurse is always happy to consult with parents regarding health problems. After an extended illness, communicable disease, or injury, the student should follow up with the school nurse. If the student has one of the following, he/she should be kept at home:
- Illness with fever of 100 degrees or greater within the last 24 hours
- Initiation of antibiotics within the past 24 hours
If a student is to be excused from P.E. for more than a three-day period, a written note from a doctor is required. This note should include a diagnosis and specific date for returning to P.E., as well as any limitations that might apply. Crutches, wheelchairs and other assistive devices require a doctor's note providing permission for student use, along with instructions on use. We do not provide these assistive devices.
Contagious Disease Policy
Clovis Unified School District follows California Education Code guidelines for students with infectious or contagious disease. Clovis West High School seeks parent/guardian cooperation in keeping students out of school and school activities if there is reason to believe he/she has a contagious disease (see CUSD: Student and Parent Rights and Responsibilities for policies and regulations).
NO SHOTS, NO ADMITTANCE
Starting July 1, 2019
Students Admitted at TK/K-12 Need:
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.
(OPV or IPV) — 4 doses
(3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)
B — 3 doses
(not required for 7th grade entry)
Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses
(Both given on or after 1st birthday)
(Chickenpox) — 2 doses
entering CUSD from out of the country must be assessed at the Sierra Vista
Children’s Health Center for vaccination compliance prior to admittance. See
School Nurse for more information.
Please check with your physician for further information on recommended vaccinations for teenagers and young adults. More information on state requirements can be found at https://www.shotsforschool.org/.
Education Code Section 49423 defines certain requirements for administration of medication,"……any pupil who is required to take, during the regular school day, medication prescribed for him/her by a physician, may be assisted by the school nurse or other designated school personnel if the school district receives
- a written statement from such physician detailing the method, amount, and time schedules by which such medication is to be taken and;
- a written statement from the parent or guardian of the pupil indicating the desire that the school district assist the pupil in the matter set forth in the physician's statement."
Students may NOT have medication on campus without signed permission from BOTH a physician AND a parent. All medication must be clearly labeled and is to be kept in the Health Office in a locked cabinet. Exceptions to this might include emergency or over-the-counter medications that a doctor has provided approval for the student to carry and self-administer. All medication including inhalers, prescription meds, and over-the-counter meds are to be reviewed by the school nurse. An updated medication order signed by both a physician and a parent is required for each new school year. The Health Office does not keep medication for general student use. (Please see the health office or access a copy of the CUSD med order form at: https://cwhs.cusd.com/HealthServices.aspx
*Medications for off-campus activities (field trips, sporting events, grad night, etc.) require the same approvals as above. Please see the nurse with specific questions.
Hearing and Vision Screening
State mandated hearing
and vision screenings are conducted at the high school level for all 10th grade students. These screenings typically occur in the first quarter of the school year. If a student does not pass a screening, a written referral will be sent home with the student, and parents are encouraged to follow-up with a physician. A parent may opt out of these screenings by providing a signed written declination of this service. Please see the school nurse for more information.
Special Health Needs
If your child has special medical needs such as diabetes, asthma, seizure disorder, bee sting allergy, food allergy, chronic illness, or physical limitations, please contact the school nurse BEFORE the FIRST week of school.
Current medical orders for medication or PE modifications are needed each year.