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Student Handbook 2016-2017

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION AT SCHOOL K-12 School personnel may not administer medication of any kind (including aspirin or cough drops) to a student without written authorization and directions from a physician. The school office can provide you with a “Request for Medication” form that must be completed and signed by the physician and parent before prescription or non-prescription medication may be administered by school personnel. The medication must be labeled clearly with the following information: student name, doctor name, phone number, medication including dosage requirements, and expiration. For over the counter medication; for example, Allegra must accompany a doctor’s note indicating the prescribed dosage from a medical doctor. The office/health clerk or other personnel are available to assist students in taking authorized medication at school. Though an effort will be made to remind students if they forget, it is the child’s responsibility to come to the school office at the designated time for the administration of medication. Students are prohibited from carrying any type of medication including cough drops and aspirin on the school campus. A parent may come to the school office and administer medication to their own child if they wish. Medications including inhalers must be brought to school by the parent or an authorized adult. CHILD ABUSE REPORTING LAW What is child abuse? Child abuse according to Penal Code Sections 273 and 11165.5 is a physical injury, which is inflicted by other than accidental means on a child by another person. Child abuse also includes sexual abuse and willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment of a child. Failure to safeguard a child from injuries or abuse when the child is under a person’s care or custody may also be child abuse. Mandated Reporting: State law requires that if physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect of a child is suspected, school personnel must report the information to the Department of Children’s Services. School personnel are not allowed to investigate or confirm the situation themselves by contacting parents or others. How to file a complaint of child abuse by school employees or others at school sites: A parent or guardian of a pupil has the right to file a complaint against a school employee or other person that they suspect has engaged in abuse of a child at a school site. The complaint may be filed with the Child Protective Agency, the School, or the Los Angeles County Office of Education. EMERGENCY AND DISASTER INFORMATION K-12 EMERGENCY DRILLS Fire and Emergency Evacuation Drills are conducted as prescribed by the regulations of the State and Local Fire Department and Los Angeles County Office of Education. EMERGENCY CARDS & DISASTER RELEASE FORMS K-12 For the safety of the child, each student must have a current Emergency Card on file. During the first week of school, parents must complete and keep an updated Emergency Card (front and back) providing all requested information. At least one emergency contact must be local. These cards are kept on file in the school office for the duration of the school year. You are also asked to provide this information on a Disaster Release form each August. Please be certain to inform any person you list that they are on your child’s emergency card. It is also important to let your child know who may pick him/her up in an emergency. We advise that you make a copy of your child’s completed emergency card before sending it back to school. 8


Student Handbook 2016-2017
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