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Nursing Information

Nurse: Ms. Cornwell


The primary goal of the school nurse in Long Beach Unified School District is to ensure optimum health of students so that they are better able to attain their learning potentials.  This includes the following services:
1. Early detection and follow-up of health problems
2. Health counseling/anticipatory guidance and education
3. Care of ill and injured students
4. Identification and control of communicable disease
5. Assisting and planning appropriate educational placement of students
6. Writing individualized health care plans and/or "504" health plans

Guidelines To Keeping Student At Home: 

Students should stay home if they have:
-A fever over 100 degrees by mouth
-Sores that are open or appear infected 
-Any suspicious rashes
-Vomiting in the morning or since going to bed the night before
-Diarrhea in the morning or since going to bed the night before
-A persistent headache, stomachache, or an earache
-Red eyes with discharge
-Head lice or nits
-A persistent cough, wheezing or breathing problems
-Not feeling well enough to participate in school activities 

Please call the Attendance Office when your child is absent from school. 


    All incoming 7th graders are required by law to have proof of a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis/ whooping cough) booster shot and 2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine to attend classes beginning the first day of 7th grade. Students will not be allowed to attend classes without presenting an updated immunization record. Immunization records are collected during the student’s 6th-grade school year to ensure they are compliant for 7th-grade enrollment. Please submit your student’s proof of immunization to the front office or school nurse. For more information about California immunization requirements, visit

California Education Code 48211 states:
School districts may exclude children of filthy or vicious habits or children suffering from contagious or infectious diseases. 


      If a student needs to be excused from PE for more than 3 days, a written request from the doctor must be presented to the school nurse. Excuses for 3 days or less must be in writing from a parent. Any appliance (crutches, slings, casts, etc.) requires a note from a physician. Students are expected to dress and participate in PE unless their injury prohibits them.


Any student who needs to take medication during the school day MUST have a 'Medication At School' request form signed by their doctor on file.  Students cannot carry medication with them at school without the proper documentation.