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To ensure continuity through out Western Placer Unified School District please refer to the districts website for health related forms such as medication administration, field trip guidelines and health care plans. 

Each month the District Registered Nurses create a "Nursing News" letter that provides educational information as well as what is going on in that given month regarding school health and services. Copies will be provided in the front office, in both English and Spanish, for you to take home as well as review on the Western Placer Unified School District website.

For your convenience you may click here to be redirected to the districts parent resource tab.

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Health Services, Medication & Insurance

The District Nurse serves GEMS students on a scheduled basis.  Unlicensed assistive personnel, under the supervision of the registered nurse, are also available to assist students daily.  Health services at GEMS include vision, hearing and scoliosis screening.  Students who are feeling ill may request a pass from their regular teacher to the office for attention.  Students may not leave campus unless a parent or other adult named on their emergency card arrives in the office with proper identification and with parental permission to sign the student out. 

Students may not carry prescription medication at school unless they have a signed medication administration form on file in the office from a doctor that states that carrying such medication is necessary for the health of the child.  This includes asthma inhalers.  Students may not carry non-prescription medication (such as aspirin, Tylenol, etc.) on their person or in their purses or backpacks at any time.      

All prescription and non-prescription medication requires that parents and the physician complete a medical authorization form, which is then kept in the nurse's office.  Medication must be kept in its original container with complete instructions in a locked cabinet in the nurse's office, and will be dispensed by school personnel to the student as directed by the doctor's orders.  The school cannot administer any medication without a completed medical authorization form.

An application for optional student insurance is sent home to each student at the beginning of the year.  Students participating in after-school sports programs must carry some form of accident insurance and be able to offer proof of said insurance to the school.