School Health Services

According to the *CDC, healthy students are better learners! Poor nutrition, lack of physical activity and an overall unhealthy lifestyle can lead to poor academic achievement in children. Studies have shown that healthy children get better grades, attend school more often and behave better in class.

HEALTH ALERT!

FENTANYL: A POWERFUL, SYNTHETIC OPIOID. 50 TIMES STRONGER THAN HEROIN AND 100 TIMES STRONGER THAN MORPHINE. FENTANYL IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN BOTH FATAL AND NON FATAL OVERDOSES IN CA AND THE U.S.

RESOURCES TO ADDRESS FENTANYL USE AND PREVENTION:

SCHOOL ENTRY HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

California State Law requires that all transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, or first-time first grade entrants submit proof of a health examination or waiver before admission to school. The health examination may uncover hidden health problems that can keep your child from learning. The examination may be completed up to 6 months before starting TK/kindergarten.

If the exam has not been completed, please call your healthcare provider and make an appointment as soon as possible. Clinics may have limited appointments available due to social distancing policies.

Proof of complete immunization records must be verified.  It is required that all students must have complete records of immunizations prior to entering school unless a medical documentation is received.  Students will not be admitted to the classroom in the fall unless the immunizations are current.   More information can be found on the Immunization Page.  

MDUSD strongly encourages parents/guardians to ensure their student is fully independent for toileting prior to attending school.  We will allow grace periods of up to 10 excused absence days for the purpose of toilet training.  Independent toileting is defined as attending school in undergarments (not pull-ups), communicating when they need to use the bathroom and independently take care of toileting and hygiene tasks.  We acknowledge that some younger students may have an occasional accident.   More information can be found on the Toilet Training Page.

In order to  receive assistance with toileting during the school day, a  student who does not have an IEP or 504 Plan to address the toileting needs, must provide  medical documentation of a  medical/psychological  diagnosis such as: 

  • A medical problem preventing control of their bladder and/or bowel. 

  • A student who has some sort of documented trauma in their life.  

  • A student who is developmentally disabled. 

Once this document is received, the school will convene an Student Support Team (SST) or Section 504 Eligibility meeting to determine if the student has a physical or mental disability which substantially impacts a major life activity related to toileting, and if so, what reasonable accommodations or supports are needed to address the needs related to the toileting disability.  

The Community Oral Health Program (COHP) works in collaboration with schools and community partners to increase access to oral health services by linking children, youth and families to no or low-cost dental resources. This program includes both the Children's Oral Health Program and the Local Community Health Improvement Plan. The Children's Oral Health Program began its efforts to improve the health of Contra Costa County children and youth in 1977. More recently, COHP has expanded its role to include understanding, assessing and working collaboratively with community partners to impact Contra Costa County's oral health system– developing a comprehensive community health improvement plan.

Medi-Cal Benefits: Vision

Vision benefits are covered for those with full-scope Medi-Cal benefits. For information

about Medi-Cal eligibility, individuals can contact their county human services agency. Vision benefits are described using the links provided:  MediCal Benefits- Vision  and Vision Coverage for Children

 

 

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CONTACT

Linda Pete
Assistant Director, Student Services
Health Services
petel@mdusd.org
(925) 682-8000 x6220