(This section does not address the COVID pandemic.)
If students become ill at school, they will be sent or escorted to the health office and the health clerk or office staff will notify parents. In case of an emergency, a school nurse is also called if she is not on duty that day. 911 will be called in the case of severe or uncertain student injuries. It is most important that we have phone numbers where parents can be reached. We should also have a doctor’s name and a second home where the student can be taken if we are unable to reach parents. Students will never be sent home alone. Students cannot be released to an adult that is not listed on the student’s emergency information. UPDATE any contact information promptly with the school.
Accidents and Illness
If students are involved in accidents or become ill in the classroom, they must report it at once to their teacher. If students are involved in accidents while on the playground, they must report this at once to the campus supervisors who will often refer that student to the health office. This is for the student's protection. Every effort is made to prevent situations that could lead to injuries during school hours.
PLEASE NOTE: No one under the age of 18 may sign out a student. Please make sure that the individuals listed on your emergency card are at least 18 years of age. Identification must be shown at the time students are signed out.
Vision and Hearing Tests
State mandated vision tests are given to all Kindergarten, first grade boys, second grade, and fifth grade students. Hearing tests are administered to all K, second, fifth grade and special education students by the school nurse and a team of district nurses. All new students and referrals from parents and teachers are also tested. If the school notes any vision or hearing problems, parents will be notified.
All children are required to have physical examinations before entering first grade. Pomona has a clinic where physical examinations are administered by licensed Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. For additional resources, please contact your school nurse or the Family Resource center at (909) 397-4491 ext. 26501.
Students may not take any medication, including cough drops, at school without signed authorization from a doctor and a parent. Forms are available from the school office and Health Office staff. No over the counter medication is permitted on school campus.
“Sick Day Guidelines: Making the Right Call When Your Child Has a Cold”
Should I keep my child home or send him or her to school?
Consider keeping your child home if he or she:
Has a fever of 100..0 degrees or higher
Has been vomiting.
Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as: Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite; Productive coughing, sneezing; Headache, body aches, earache; sore throat.
A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat.
Keep your child home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose others unnecessarily to illness.
Does my child have the flu?
The flu is serious! Call your pediatrician at the first sign of flu symptoms, which typically come on suddenly, including: High fever; Chills; Headache, body aches, ear ache, Nausea, vomiting; Dry cough
If you’re unsure about the best way to treat your child’s cold or flu, ask your school nurse, doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare provider.
How do I make my child feel better?
Make sure your child gets plenty of rest and put limits on TV watching; Encourage fluids; like water, soup, juice and ice; Help your child relax by reading him a story and giving him plenty of TLC; Consider using a cool humidifier; When used as directed, children’s cough and cold medicines help relieve cough and cold symptoms while your child is getting better. Read and follow the directions carefully and give the exact recommended dose for the child’s age. Do not use over the counter cough and cold medications for children under the age of four in the U.S.