Health Office

The Health Office is located in the Administration Building in the Central Office.

Health Office hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 – 4:00. Stop in anytime if you have questions, concerns, or any information you would like us to be aware of, in regards to your student’s health.

You may contact us at 818-767-8382, ext. 240, or email us at healthofficestaff@villagechristian.org

Health office policies are fully addressed in the student handbook, here is a recap:

WHEN A STUDENT BECOMES ILL AT SCHOOL

  • Village Christian School has a policy that every family is to have a plan for the prompt pick up of their student from school in the event of injury or illness. The Health Office cannot provide long-term care for students waiting to go home. Students need to be picked up as soon as possible from the time contact is made.
  • School personnel, including the school nurse are empowered to render first aid and emergency care only. They may not diagnose. Parents are contacted if the services of a physician appear to be necessary.

RE-ADMISSION AFTER ABSENCE

  • Students who have vomited, had a fever (100.4 degrees or higher), or exhibit any other signs of illness during the night or in the morning before school should not be brought to school. Students must be free of fever and symptoms of illness 24 hours prior to re-admission.
  • Students must be re-admitted through the Health Office for the following: injuries involving crutches or sutures; contagious diseases (chicken pox, measles, pink eye, etc.); PE excuses. All students returning with casts, braces, sutures, or using crutches must have a physician’s note releasing them to return to school.
  • Communicable illness (strep throat, chicken pox, pink eye, mononucleosis, any unusual rash, head lice, scabies, or other illnesses) must be reported to the Health Office even if the student has been treated and presents no symptoms.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) EXCUSES

  • The Health Office distributes PE excuses to appropriate staff via email notification. A parent’s note will be adequate for up to one day. A physician’s note is required if an excuse is needed for more than one day.

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION

  • All medication to be taken during the school day must be brought to the school Health Office, and administered by the school nurse or another designated adult.
  • ALL over-the-counter medicines, as well as prescription medications, must have a physician's written order as well as a parent's written permission to be taken at school.
  • Medications, including ibuprofen & acetaminophen, are not to be carried by students on campus at any time, unless they have a signed student contract form on file in the health office, including a physician’s approval.
  • For parental pre-approval of medication administration, please complete the form on this page entitled “Medication Authorization” – complete, sign and return to the health office.

ALLERGIES:

  • If your student has severe allergies to any food or substances, the school must have a doctor’s written emergency plan on file in the health office, along with medication ordered, such as Benadryl and/or Epi-Pen.