Five Registered Nurses with School Health Credentials are employed with the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. They each cover multiple schools and programs. The District Nurse strives to strengthen the educational process through improvement of the health status with their knowledge of children and youth. The Health Services Programs are coordinated by Jennifer Coronel, Program Manager of Student Support.
Health Screenings School
Nurses will perform health screenings (vision, hearing and scoliosis) at certain grade levels during the year. Parents may file a written statement annually denying consent with the principal of the child’s school.
When Your Child Is Sick At School
When there is good reason to believe that your child is suffering from a recognized contagious or infectious disease, your child will be sent home until symptom-free or cleared to return by a medical provider. Children will not be transported by school bus. (Ed. Code 49403) When Should Your Child Return To School Following An Illness? The following guidelines should be followed to protect your child and other children from communicable disease:
- Children should remain home until free from a fever 100.0° or above for at least 24 hours without the help of fever-reducing medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil).
- Children who have diarrhea or vomit at home, or are sent home from school because of this, should stay home until free from symptoms for 24 hours.
- Children should not come to school with an undiagnosed rash.
The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. The district prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital or parental status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Complaints alleging unlawful discrimination may be filed using the district’s Uniform Complaint Procedures. (BP 0410 BP 1312.3)