Health Policies

A child should NOT attend school if a child is directed by their physician to remain at home, or if the child have ANY of the following symptons:

  • A temperature above 99.9
  • Vomited or had diarrhea in the last 24 hours
  • A persistent runny nose and/or cough

A child will be sent home from school if any of the above-mentioned symptoms are present or if the Hickory Health Aide or Staff deem that your child is sick.

Therefore it is very important that the school have an up-to-date contact information.

A child should not return to school unless they are fever free and/or have not vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours. All our children will remain healthier if these guidelines are followed.

Medication at School

According to the California State Education Code, definite procedures must be followed with regard to taking medication at school.

During the regular school day, any pupil who is required to take medication prescribed by a physician must receive:

  1. A written statement from the physician stating the method, amount and time by which medication is to be taken.
  2. A written statement from the parent or guardian of the pupil, granting their permission for the physician's orders to be carried out.

No medication is to be kept in the classroom (with the exception of the medicines in the Emergency Kits).

Medication should be brought to the school office. It is the student's responsibility to come to the office to take the prescribed medication at designated times. A parent or guardian can bring prescribed medication to the school office and give it to their child directly. These policies are for the protection of all school children.

Cough medicines, cough drops, and aspirin are not to be sent with children to school for self-administration.

Health Assistant

Our Health Assistant is at Hickory School Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The Health Assistant's duties include administering first aid, assisting the region nurse in checking student's vision and hearing, checking immunizations records, processing physician's medications forms for students (see Medications section), and acting as liaison between the school and the region registered nurse.

Tuberculosis Screening

All children and school volunteers are required by the State of California to have a Mantoux tuberculosis (TB) screening every four years. Little Company of Mary Care Station, 2382 Crenshaw Blvd. (at Sepulveda) offers TB tests for $5 - $18. Contact phone number (310) 618-9200.