About Health Services
The department of Health Services at AUSD provides health and medical support as they relate to education in the following areas:
- Health Screenings ~ Vision and hearing
- First Aid ~ Acute and emergency care for all students and staff
- Medication Administration and Monitoring
- Home / Hospital Instruction for students unable to attend classes on campus due to medical reasons
- Immunization Surveillance
- Health Assessments for Special Education placement
Severe Allergic Reactions
Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity to a substance. The reaction can occur within seconds or minutes of encountering an allergic trigger, including, but not limited to, an insect sting, food allergy, medication and, in rare cases, by unknown causes. California Education Code (ED) Section 49414 requires school districts to provide emergency epinephrine auto-injectors in the event that a reaction occurs. If you do not wish your child to receive epinephrine in the event of anaphylaxis, you must submit your request in writing to your child's school.
Mandated Health Screenings
AUSD health services conducts mandated vision screenings in grades K, 2, 5 and 8. Parents who do not wish to have their child screened need to provide a written statement to the school and a certificate from their healthcare provider. California Education Code (CEC) 49455 allows the screening mandate to be waived, if a parent so desires, by their presenting of a certificate from a physician or an optometrist with the results of a determination of the pupil's vision, including visual acuity and color vision.
AUSD health services conducts mandated hearing screenings in grades K, 2, and 5. Parents who do not wish to have their child screened must provide a written statement to the school.