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Health Office

The school nurse is at Dollahan Elementary School at least once a week and is on call for emergencies.  We have a Health Aide who provides first aide for minor injuries.  If a child has a temperature of 100 or higher, has vomited, or is otherwise considered contagious or ill, the parent/guardian will be contacted for the child to be picked up to go home.  The Health Aide relies on the student’s emergency contact information to contact parents/guardians regarding their child’s health.  PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD’S INFORMATION CURRENT FOR THE SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF YOUR CHILD.  Sick children will not be released to walk home; they must be picked up in a timely manner.  This also includes students who become ill after regular dismissal.

Head Lice

The school nurse or aide will examine the student suspected of head lice as well as any siblings of the affected student or members of the same household.  If nits or live lice are found, the parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up the student immediately.  The child must be rechecked through the school health office and given clearance before he/she can return to class.


If your child is injured and requires a doctor’s attention, a doctor’s note with permission to return to school is required in the health office prior to returning to class.  For the safety of all students, students with an arm or leg brace, cast, or crutches will not be allowed on the playground during recess without a Doctor’s clearance.  The injured student will be allowed to sit in the library or office during play time.


State law forbids students from having most medications in his/her possession on school property.  The few exceptions can be clarified by the child’s primary doctor and the school nurse.  This includes all over the counter medicines as well as prescription medications.  If a child needs to take medicine during school hours, parents must check with the office personnel for the correct procedures. The following California State Health Department guidelines must be followed:

  1. Physician’s authorization for medication must be signed and kept on file in the school health office.
  2. Only prescription medication will be administered.
  3. The prescription must be in the child’s name.
  4. Medicine must be in the original container with the prescription label attached.