Parents must submit emergency information at the start of each school year and update phone numbers when they change! In order to properly care for students and notify parents when a student is ill or injured, California Education Code 49403 requires that all parents submit emergency information with their home phone, work phone, and emergency contacts at the beginning of each school year. The health history is part of the Online Registration process. It is important to provide us with information about any health condition, including any medications. This information enables staff to care for students' health needs, and it is needed for any emergency personnel who may be called in to care for your student. Students' health information is confidential and will only be shared with staff on a "need to know basis".
If a student is injured or ill, and the school does not have local emergency numbers that can be contacted, the school may be forced to call 911 for treatment at the parent's expense.
Please list at least two or three local numbers of people who could care for your student if you are not available. Students should be able to be picked up by the parent or designee within 15-20 minutes after receiving a call from the Health Office. If a parent is reached via phone, they may designate someone other than who is listed on the emergency contacts to pick up their student. An emergency contact cannot designate someone other that who is on the list, to pick up the student.
If the parent and emergency contact(s) are unable to be reached and it is a non-911 situation, school administrators will determine the appropriate action. This can include housing the student in the health office until a parent or emergency contact is reached, contacting 911 if the injury or illness needs immediate medical treatment, or referring the situation to the police department for the possible temporary care of the student if a parent (or designee) is unable to come in a reasonable amount of time.