Student Health

Research has shown that healthy children generally perform better in school and your child spends more time in school than anywhere else except home. Newark Unified School District strives to support your child’s health needs to ensure an optimal learning experience. In order to support your child’s health needs, we need updated medical/health information for your child. Please complete the following requirements for your child for the next school year:

  • If your child needs ANY medication in school, prescription (emergency medication and inhalers included) or over-the-counter (pain medication, cough drops, eye drops, creams, lotions, ointments, etc), a Medication Authorization form needs to be completed by a physician allowing the student to take medication in school and either to carry themselves or to store in the school office. Forms are available at the school office. The parent/guardian needs to complete the parent portion of the school’s Medication Authorization form. Medication must be brought to school by an adult in its original container with the original prescription label. All medication MUST be picked up at the end of the school year.
  • For students with Diabetes, a Diabetes Medical Management Plan for the current school year from their physician must be submitted to the school office regardless of whether the student self-manages or needs assistance, or is on an insulin pump. The physician provides this form. The parent/guardian needs to complete the parent portion of the school’s Medication Authorization form as well. All medication and supplies for treatment and emergencies must be brought to the school office.
  • For students with Seizures, a Seizure Action Plan completed by the physician for the current school year must be submitted to the school office. This form is available in the school office or may be available at the physician’s office as well. The parent/guardian needs to complete the parent portion of the school’s Medication Authorization form. The physician may need to complete the same Medication Authorization form if medication is needed in school, including emergency medication.
  • For students with severe allergies and students at risk for Anaphylactic Shock, an Allergy Action Plan completed by the physician for the current school year must be submitted to the school office. The physician usually provides this form. A Medication Authorization form must be completed by the physician for any medication needed in school including antihistamines and Epipens. The parent/guardian needs to complete the parent portion of the school’s Medication Authorization form as well.
  • For students with Asthma, an Asthma Action Plan completed by the physician for the current school year must be submitted to the school office. The physician usually provides this form. The parent/guardian needs to complete the parent portion of the school’s Medication Authorization form, as well as the physician if any medication is prescribed.
  • For students with other health concerns that may need to be addressed at school, please submit a physician’s note, or contact the school or the District Nurse.

Please note that a new physician’s note or new forms must be completed and submitted at the beginning of each school year. New forms or a new physician’s note must also be submitted for any changes to medication (including dose, discontinue, etc), health status, or treatment regimen.

If your student has any medication, you may download the Medication Authorization form here. Please print, fill out, and return to the office. You may also obtain a copy directly from the office.

For any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school. You may also contact the District Nurse at 510-818-4146 or email at [email protected]

Health Services in the Newark Area

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