Health Office 

Phone number: (310) 533-4484/ x 4383 | Fax: (310) 972-6484.

Health Assistant: Joanne Rein


District Nurse: Lorena Tirado 


Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Welcome to Wood Elementary's Health Office. I am Ms. Rein and I am the school's health assistant.  If your student(s) is sick or injured, they are sent to my office. I am CPR and First Aid certified and will be providing basic first aid.  In case of further medical care we do have a District Nurse, Lorena Tirado, as well. In a medical emergency 911 will be contacted. Should you receive a call from me, please return it as soon as possible, you can reach us by phone: (310) 533-4484, ext. 4383 . Should your child come to school sick or become sick at school he/she will be sent home.   

**Parents/Guardians if you are in need of COVID Tests, we can provide you one upon requests, please call us x 4383

REPORT COVID RESULTS HERE (Positive and Negative)

Please do not send your child to school if he/she has any of the following symptoms:

Guidelines for Students with Symptoms of Illness

Keep your child at home if:
May return to school when:


Student currently has a fever (a temperature > 101 degree F) or has had a fever in the last 24 hours.

He/She has been fever - free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol or Advil.

Runny Nose

Excessive drainage or thick, dark mucous.

Symptoms resolved or released by physician.


Excessive Persistent cough, coughing up phlegm, cough sounds like a bark or is accompanied by a sore throat or wheezing.

Symptoms resolved or released by physician (unless associated with a know health condition, i.e. asthma).

Sore Throat

Sore throat with tender swollen glands or fever.

Symptoms resolved or released by physician. If strep throat, 24 hours after antibiotic has been started.

Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Two or more episodes of vomiting or diarrhea, or has had one in the past 24 hours and feels tired or ill.

Symptom free for 24 hours.


If the rash blisters, develpos pus, or is uncomforatble, accompanied by fever, behavioral change, or suspicious for communicable disease chicken pox, measles).

When released by physician.

Eyes with redness, itching, pain, swelling or discharge

Pink or red conjunctiva (whites of the eyes) with whiteor yellow eye mucous drainge (LAUSD).

Symptoms resolved or release by physician. After treatment has begun if diagnosis is bacterial conjunctivitis.


Picture of CrutchesAccidents/Injury

Any accident or injury occurring on the school grounds between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. must be reported immediately by the student to the Health or Principal’s Offices.

Casts, Braces, Splints, Crutches at School:
To ensure student safety, all students who return to school with a cast or crutches must have a doctor’s note which includes the following:


  • Date of visit, diagnosis, doctor/provider’s signature and stamp
  • Restrictions (P.E., sports, recess, weight-bearing, stairs, etc.)
  • Date(s) of restriction
  • Healthcare provider must indicate if crutches are to be used at school and that the student has been instructed in proper use of crutches. Crutches are not issued nor loaned from the Health Office.
  • Exclusion from school may apply if the requested documentation is not provided.
* Students wearing casts or braces must remain at the lunch benches or in the school office during recess and lunches.




Medications On-Campus-Over-the-Counter  and Prescribed Policy

Medications PictureThe Torrance Unified School District has strict rules on medications allowed on campus.  Over-the-counter drugs (example: aspirin, ibuprofen, allergy tablets) and prescribed medications are treated the same.


Policy Statement
The purpose of allowing medication to be taken by pupils at school is to help provide for their general welfare by following the instructions of their physicians. It shall be the school’s responsibility to provide reasonable and prudent supervision while the pupil takes the medication. It shall be the pupil’s (parent’s) responsibility to take the prescribed medication in accordance with their physician’s instructions.

Any pupil who is required to take medication during the school day must present:

  • A written statement from the physician stating the time, amount and method by which medication is to be taken. If the medicine is in a prescription bottle with all the information and instructions, a physician’s note is not necessary.
  • A written statement from the parent or guardian of the pupil granting that the physician’s orders be carried out.

This policy applies to all medicine, including cough drops and aspirin. Any medication that is brought to school must be properly labeled and accompanied by the required form.

End of School Year: All medications must be picked up at the end of the school year. All medication left after the end of school will be given to the district nurse to discard.

No student is allowed to carry any type of medication in the classroom, student's lunch box, or student's backpack without proper authorization. Parents must submit a physician signed Medication Authorization Form for all medications, including over-the-counter, that are brought to school.  Medications will be kept in the Heath Office and administered to students under the Health Clerk's supervision. A parent or guardian may come to the school and give it to the child directly under the supervision of the health office, if the parent does not have Medical Authorization form completed.


Health Office Forms: 

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