The purpose of Health Services is to ensure the health of all students in the Snowline Joint Unified School District. Each school site has a health technician who provides first aid and medication administration assistance, as well as health education to the students and staff. Each health technician is trained and supervised by the district nurses. The health offices throughout the district have 70,000 to 80,000 student visits during the school year.
**NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT ** Tdap for Grades 7 - 12
The State of California now requires students in grades 7 - 12 to have a Pertussis (Whooping Cough) booster. There have been numerous cases of Pertussis in California, many resulting in death. Please click on the information sheet below for more information.
NEW IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTION LAW AND IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION
Effective January 1, 2016, California law (SB 277), states that personal belief exemptions (including religious beliefs) will no longer be allowed. Medical exemptions will be the only allowed exemption, with the form signed by the doctor (MD or DO only) and the parent/guardian with a medical explanation for the exemption and time frame for how long the child is exempt.
If you already have a waiver/exemption on file, your child will still be exempt until the next "check-point" grade - Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten (school entry) and 7th grade. A waiver must be on file no longer than 6 months prior to the student starting school. For example, a waiver cannot be filed in December 2015 for a child starting kindergarten in August 2016.
California law requires children to be vaccinated before school entry. The CDC reports that "Vaccinations prevent 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, 730,000 deaths and have a net savings of $1.38 trillion in total societal costs over the lifetime of children born during the 1994-2013 period."
Additional information about the new law can be found at: