Welcome to the GOHS Health Office!
Our office is staffed with a district nurse, Amanda Chapman, RN, MSN and a health clerk, Sharon Murphy who are both on site daily. Please feel free to contact either of us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the health of your child. Please review this webpage for information that will help you with the healthcare needs of your child in school.
Healthy Students Learn Better!
Although it is important for students to be at school every day, the health staff would like to review the general guidelines for students coming to school. Please take a few moments to read the following protocols:
Students should not be sent to school with the symptoms listed below:
- Fever (100 or above)
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Pain that is not controlled
- Flu symptoms
- Infectious Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye). This requires a physician's visit.
Students may return to school when:
- Fever-free for 24 hours
- No vomiting for the last 24 hours
- Infectious Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) - when antibiotic treatment has been administered for at least 24 hours and symptoms have subsided.
- Rash resolved or MD note documenting that it is not contagious.
Phone Numbers and Emergency Contacts
It is imperative that parents' current work, home, cell phone numbers and emergency contact numbers are available should your child experience an unexpected illness, injury, or emergency at school. Please take the time to update any changes in your personal phone numbers and emergency contact numbers. Please access the parent portal in Infinite Campus and add your contact numbers.
Medication at School
California Education Code 49423 requires that all students requiring medication during the school day, both prescribed medications and over-the-counter, have physician's order for the medication and signed permission from the parent authorizing the health office to administer the medication. Please download the form from this page and have your physician complete it. All medications must be kept in the health office. Students may not carry medication on them on campus. The only exceptions are emergency inhalers and EPI PENS, but the physician's order and authorization to carry are still required. Students found carrying unauthorized medications may be subject to disciplinary action. Please help us to keep our campus safe, healthy, and drug-free.
PE Excuses, Crutches, and Wheelchairs
Students with injuries requiring the use of wheelchairs, crutches, splints, and/or braces require a physician's note describing their physical activity limitations. All physician's notes for PE excusal or limitations are to be brought to the health office. The health office logs the notes and informs the PE teacher. Parents may write a note for their child to be excused from PE for up to 3 days. After 3 days, a physician's note is required.