Oceanside employs full-time nurses in every school building and a School District Doctor to serve the health needs of all students. They work with students, parents and staff to maintain and improve our children’s health and to detect deficiencies and/or disease. State Law prohibits the dispensing of a medication, including aspirin, except by a written request of the parent and a physician’s direct order. Under Public Health and Education Law, all children must be immunized against communicable diseases, prior to entering the school district for the first time, and in grades pre-K or K, 2, 4, 7 and 10.
Proof of having adequate immunizations or of having had the disease is required in writing and must be signed by a physician.
In addition, physical examinations are required for all new entrants and students in grades pre-K or K, 2, 4, 7 and 10. The Health Services program provides for physicals to be completed by the School District Doctor for those children not examined by their family doctor. Parents receive notification about and recommendations for the correction of identified deficiencies. No remedial treatment may be provided by the school physician.