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District Health Information

Medication Procedures | Health Screenings | Medical P.E. Exemption | Immunization Information


Normal Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Heidy Utz

Heidy Utz- Health TechnicianP: (858) 676-6639, ext. 6508

F: (858) 756-1602[email protected]


GENERAL INFORMATION Good health is critical for the learning process to take place. It is for this reason that students who are too ill to participate in normal activities should NOT come back to school/ESS.

  • Students with a temperature of 100.4°F or above should be excluded until the temperature returns to normal for a minimum of 24 hours, without medication.
  • Students with persistent vomiting should be excluded until vomiting has stopped for a minimum of 24 hours, without medication.
  • Students with persistent diarrhea should be excluded until diarrhea has ceased for a minimum of 24 hours, without medication.

Please click here to view the PUSD Communicable Disease list.  If your student is diagnosed with any of the listed diseases, you must immediately notify the school.


***If you are called from the Wellness Center to pick up your student due to illness or injury, you will follow the same protocols for early release noted on our Attendance page. 





Poway Unified School District has a “zero tolerance” drug policy for all students. 

(Even Tylenol or Advil are considered to be drugs).


Do not put your child at risk of receiving disciplinary action!  Don’t send your child to school with any medication unless you have followed the medication procedure.



According to California state law, prescription and non-prescription medications are permitted to be taken at school ONLY with a physician AND parent/guardian authorization form.

Whenever possible, medication should be administered at home.  Parents have the option to personally administer medication to their child at any time during the school day.  

If a student needs medication during the school day, the following procedure must be followed, according to Ed Code:

  • Complete H-26AuthorizationforMedication form. This form requires signatures of both the parent and physician. The physician must be licensed in the state of California.
      • The completed form should be given to the Health Technician at the same time as you deliver the medication.
      • The medication must be in a pharmacy-labeled container stating the student’s full name, medication name, proper dosage, and time to be given.


  • Long term medication:  Student’s needing prescribed medication during the whole school year. Provide no more than a 2weeks – 1 month supply. Replenish the medication as needed. Please check the expiration date on all medication you provide and update this medication as needed.


  • Authorization to carry. Students may carry their own medication only if they are responsible and an Authorization to Carry form has been signed by the physician, parent, and student. Form needed:



  • Over-the-counter Medication must be in original container clearly labeled with student’s name.  Parent and physician authorization is required. Form needed:

H-26AuthorizationforMedication (3)

  • ESS:  Health Technician and ESS Coordinator can communicate and share forms.  However, you must provide separate containers of medication for each location.



Parents of children with life threatening allergies (i.e. eggs, peanuts, shellfish, insect stings, etc.) may contact the District Resource Nurse, if they have additional concerns not addressed below.

  • There are staff members on each school campus who are trained to administer the epinephrine auto injector (Epi-pen, Adrenaclick, etc.) for your student, should it become necessary.
  • Designated staff members are made aware of all students on campus who have life threatening allergies.
  • Frequent hand washing and NOT sharing food are practices that are encouraged for all students in our district.
  • The only form required for epinephrine auto injector is: H-58-Life-Threatening-Allergy-Plan.

Nutrition and Allergen Information

Arrangements can be made for an allergen free snack/lunch table. If needed a general letter regarding food allergy precautions is available to send home. The request for Special Meals or Accommodations link:



For students with Asthma, please provide spacers for inhalers if indicated, and review your child’s use of the inhaler with the Health Technician. Have your doctor fill out the form below.



All supplies/equipment (medication, food, glucose tester, lancets, etc.) must be supplied by the parent/guardian. The Diabetic Management Plan must be completed by the parent/guardian AND physician.

Diabetic Plans from medical facilities (i.e. Children’s Hospital) are acceptable, but the front page of the PUSD Diabetic Management Plan must be signed by the parent/guardian. Forms needed: DIABETIC-PACKET

Addition links:



For students with physical or medical conditions that present Covid-like symptoms, please have your doctor fill out the form below to prevent extended absences.  


Specialized Physical Health Care (SPHC) can be safely administered in the school setting. Specialized health care services are to be performed by trained designated school staff under indirect supervision of a Credentialed School Nurse.

All supplies/equipment and medication must be supplied by the parent/guardian. Parent/Guardian & Physician authorization must be provided. FORMS:



If a student is unable to participate in Physical Education due to illness or injury, a student may be excused for up to three (3) days with a parent note.


If more than 3 days are needed, a physician must certify exemption. This should include the diagnosis/reason for exemption. Form needed: H-64-Physician-Authorization-for-PE



All children are required to have their vaccinations fully completed/up-to-date before enrolling unless exempted as provided by law.


Vaccine & Required Doses

  • Polio - 4 doses (3 doses meet the requirements if the last dose was on or after 2nd birthday).
  • DTP - 5 doses at any age (4 doses meet the requirements).
  • Varicella - 2 doses required for school attendance.
  • MMR - 2 doses required for school attendance.
  • Hepatitis B - 3 doses required for school attendance.
  • Tdap - 1 dose required before entering 7th grade or after the 7th birthday.

For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Health website at: or visit the PUSD Health Services website for - DISTRICT HEALTH INFORMATION WEB PAGE


The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program is a state-mandated program for all students. The health screenings should be done within 18 months prior to or 90 days after entry into first grade.

For the “School Entry Health” form, click the link:

CHDP physicals are available no cost.  The state pays the cost of the initial exam for those who meet income eligibility and may pay for medial follow up to any conditions found during the exam.

Click here for CHDP no cost physicals 



California law requires that all children entering public school for the first time (kindergarten or first grade) to have a dental check-up by May 31st of their first school year.  The evaluation must be completed by a licensed dental professional.  Oral health evaluations that occurred within the 12 months prior to school entry also meet this requirement.

For the “Oral Health” form, click the link: