The State of California and Santa Clara County require all students to fulfill a number of health requirements before they can enter school.
- Health Examination for School Entry (CHDP Report)
- California law requires a health assessment 18 months before or up to 90 days after enrolling in first grade
- Immunizations Required for School Entry
- California schools, public or private, are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at transitional kindergarten(TK)/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry.
- Parents must show their child’s Immunization Record as proof of immunization.
- For more information on where to get immunizations for your child in Santa Clara County, click here.
- TB Risk Assessment for School Entry
- Santa Clara County Schools, Santa Clara County Public Health Department
- Oral Health Assessment
- A dental check-up is required by May 31st of a student's first year in a California public school
- For information on low-cost dental clinics, click here.
- For families with Denti-Cal, the following link lists providers who accept Denti-Cal:
Santa Clara County Denti-Cal Providers
San Mateo County Denti-Cal Providers
If you have questions about enrollment requirements, please contact the Welcome Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-329-3707.
For other health related questions, please contact Health Services at email@example.com or 650-833-4240.
Any student who is required to take prescribed medication during the school day may be assisted by a school nurse or designated school personnel if the school receives a completed “Medication Authorization Form” signed by a California licensed health care provider and the student’s parent or guardian (EC 49423).
Upon written parent’s consent and school nurse approval, a student may be allowed to carry and self-administer prescription auto-injectable epinephrine, prescription inhaled asthma medication, or medications and supplies prescribed for the management of diabetes. Students may be allowed to carry and self-administer these prescribed medications if the school receives a completed “Medication Authorization Form” and the “Student/Parent Consent to Carry and Self-Administer Medication” form and after approval by the school nurse.
Medication forms can be obtained from the school health office or printed from the links below.
No medication, including herbal remedies or other over-the-counter drugs, will be stored or dispensed at school without written authorization from the physician and parent. All medication permits must be renewed at the beginning of the school year before school employees may assist with medication administration. Medication must be supplied by the parent in the original prescription clearly labeled with student’s name, medication, dosage and directions, or original over-the-counter container.
Your child's school will keep an accurate written record documenting that the medication was administered in the prescribed amount at the prescribed time.