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Health Technician: Brett Williams  858-748-0245 x 5148
District Nurse for PHS: Ann Smits  858-521-2811

Poway High has a Health Technician to take care of first aid and emergencies. In case of student illness at school, the Health Technician will notify parents or the emergency contact listed on the enrollment form. No registered nursing services are provided at the school on a daily basis.

Please let the Health Office know if your child has a life threatening illness such as diabetes, seizure disorders, or severe allergies (bees/food). We want to be prepared to provide safe care for your child. Please be advised that there are no emergency medications at the school. Our only option is to call 911 if there is ever a concern.

To enable us to provide safe care for your child at school, please submit the required, completed form(s):

  • Diabetic Management Plan


  • H-58 Life Threatening Allergy Plan
  • H-26b Authorization to Carry Medication While at School (if applicable)

*Along with prescribed medications

Parents must come to the Health Office with the appropriate forms. This includes medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Please click on the links below to download documents:

  • Authorization for Medication Administration
  • Authorization to Carry Medication
  • Diabetic Management Plan - Parent Consent & Physician Authorization
  • Suggested Procedure in Caring for Students with Potential Anaphylactic Reaction (H-58)
  • Tdap immunization requirements see District Health Webpage
  • District Health Forms see District Health Webpage


Medication may not be left with the front desk receptionist to give to the Health Technician.

Medication at school MUST have a doctor's signature. Please do not send your child to school with medication. If they need to receive any medication, including over the counter medications, it is required by law to have doctor and parent-signed Authorization to Administer Medication. The District's medical procedures are for the safety of the students. For any questions regarding this policy please call the Health Office to answer your questions. Some examples of medication would be : Motrin, Tylenol, Albuterol, inhalers of all types, eye drops, nasal sprays, antibiotic ointments, antibiotics (needed to be taken during the school day), Benadryl, etc.

According to California State law, prescription and non-prescription medications are permitted to be taken at school only with a written statement from the physician AND a written statement from the parent or guardian. The Health Office has a form available titled Authorization for Medication Administration.

Written information that must be provided is:

  • Student’s name
  • The name of the medication
  • Physician’s instructions detailing the date(s), method, amount and time medication is to be given
  • Parent/guardian and Physician signature

This information is required for all medications including “over-the-counter” Tylenol, ibuprofen, cold/allergy medicines, etc. All medications MUST be labeled with the student’s name and above information, in the original prescription or over the counter container.


Sunscreen, cough drops, lip balm and Vaseline, etc, must have a note from the parent on file and will also be monitored by the school personnel.

Keeping Everyone Healthy

Please remember that PUSD Guidelines state that your child must be fever and vomit-free for 24 hours before returning to school. Also, students with Upper Respiratory Infections (common symptoms are persistent nasal discharge that is purulent or discolored, productive cough, excessive coughing or appears to be too ill or uncomfortable to adequately function in classroom setting) should stay home until there are no symptoms for 24 hours or a written medical release is obtained.

Because all influenza or “flu” viruses can easily spread from person to person, we are asking for your help to reduce the spread of flu in our schools. We want to work with parents, students, and staff to keep our schools open to students and functioning in a normal manner throughout the year.

Here's What Parents Can Do To Help:

  • Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. Adults can set a good example by doing this too. Students may bring small containers of hand sanitizer for their own personal use.

  • Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks, food, unwashed cups/utensils or cell phones.

  • Teach your children to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze. Be sure to dispose of used tissues immediately and properly.

  • Teach your children that when no tissue is available, to “catch your cold in your elbow” by covering mouth and nose with the crook of their arm and sneezing into the shirt sleeve.

  • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and fatigue. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.

  • Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without using fever-reducing drugs. By keeping children home when they have a fever, we can reduce the number of new people who may get infected.

  • Do not send children to school if they are sick. Children who are determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.

  • Check with your doctor about getting yourself and your children vaccinated for seasonal (regular) flu.