Health Services

  • The Mountain View Whisman School District employs a Registered Nurse who is available for emergencies during school hours. The office staff is trained to provide basic first aid at all other times.
    • Vision: grades K and 3; Color Vision: grade 1 (boys)
    • Hearing: grades K, 2 and 5 Any problems noted are referred to parents. Tests can be performed upon parent or teacher request.
    • The district health staff can direct families to medical providers and low cost insurance, as needed.

Serious injuries or illnesses will be referred to 911 services.

  • Parents must keep emergency cards updated so they can be contacted in the event of an emergency, injury, or illness requiring parent attention.
  • Illnesses and injuries that occur at home should not be referred to the school for care.
  • Periodic vision and hearing screenings are provided at school as follows:

Illness and Injury Policy

  • Students who are ill should be kept home from school. Sick children can cause others to become ill. General guidelines for keeping children home include a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, continual coughing or sneezing. If a child is too sick to focus on schoolwork, staying at home is advised.
  • Contact the office staff if a student is diagnosed with a communicable disease such as chicken pox, measles, or strep throat. Exposure notices are sent home with other students who might have been exposed.
  • If a student becomes ill at school, the office staff will contact parents. If parents are unavailable, the office staff will contact other individuals listed on the emergency card.
  • If a student is injured at school, he or she should report to the teacher in charge. Parents will be contacted if more than basic first aid is required. Serious emergencies will be referred to 911 services.

District Lice Policy

Unfortunately, head lice are a common nuisance in schools. The Mountain View Whisman School District has a “No Nits” policy, meaning that students must be sent home immediately if any nits are discovered. Parents will be notified if a student in their child’s classroom has contracted lice. Following such a notice, parents should check their child’s scalp daily for nits and lice for at least two weeks. In the event lice are discovered, contact the office immediately so that the office may notify other families in your child’s classroom.

Medication

All students taking medication at school must submit a “Medication Authorization Form” signed by the student’s doctor. Forms are available in the office. Without authorization, office staff will not give students any medication, including Tylenol, Advil, allergy medicines, cough drops, or asthma inhalers. Students are never allowed to have any medication on their person or in their backpack at school. When students are off campus for field trips, the teacher in charge will be responsible for student medication, as needed.

Medical Information

Each student’s emergency card must be kept up to date at all times, including medical conditions. The names and phone numbers of individuals who are authorized to pick the student up in the event of an emergency must be kept current. This is essential for student safety!