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In Bend-La Pine Schools, we believe student health is a critical component for our students' education. This includes physical, emotional and mental health. The resources on this page can help families answer questions about immunizations, common health ailments and more.
It is important to know that Bend-La Pine Schools do not carry accident insurance for students. This means that you are responsible for the medical bills if your child gets hurt during school activities. However, as a service to you and your child, the District does provide access to a low cost, voluntary purchase student accident/health insurance program. You can learn more here:
Students should be excluded from the school setting if they exhibit:1. *PRIMARY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19: Refer to Resiliency Framework and Planning for COVID-19 Scenarios in Schools.
Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test result should be excluded for 5 days (5 days after symptom onset, or 5 days after test date if no symptoms).
Fully vaccinated individuals with symptoms of illness should follow above guidance unless otherwise advised by LPHA and OHA statewide posted notices.
2. *FEVER: a measured temperature equal to or greater than 100.4 degrees F orally. Temperature checked via other routes should be considered fever if equivalent to 100.4 degrees F orally.
3. *COUGH: persistent cough that is not yet diagnosed and cleared by a licensed healthcare provider OR any acute (non-chronic) cough illness OR cough that is frequent or severe enough to interfere with participation in usual school activities.
4. *DIFFICULTY BREATHING OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH not explained by situation such as exercise: feeling unable to catch their breath, gasping for air, breathing too fast or too shallowly, breathing with extra effort such as using muscles of the stomach, chest or neck.
5. HEADACHE WITH A STIFF NECK OR FEVER.
6. DIARRHEA: three or more watery or loose stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools OR student unable to control bowel function when previously able.
7. VOMITING: at least 1 episode that is unexplained.
8. SKIN RASH OR SORES: new rash not previously diagnosed by a health care provider OR if rash is increasing in size OR if new sores or wounds are developing day-to-day OR if rash, sores, or wounds are draining and cannot be completely covered with a bandage.
9. EYE REDNESS AND DRAINAGE: unexplained redness of one or both eyes OR colored drainage from the eyes OR eye irritation accompanied by vision changes OR symptoms such as eye irritation, pain, redness, swelling or excessive tear production that prevent active participation in usual school activities.
10. JAUNDICE: yellowing of the eyes or skin that is new or uncharacteristic.
11. BEHAVIOR CHANGE: may include uncharacteristic lethargy, decreased alertness, increased irritability, increased confusion, or a behavior change that prevents active participation in usual school activities.
12. MAJOR HEALTH EVENT or STUDENT REQUIRING MORE CARE THAN SCHOOL STAFF CAN SAFELY PROVIDE. May include an illness lasting more than 2 weeks; an emergency room treatment or hospital stay; a surgical procedure with potential to affect vital signs or active participation in school activities; or a new or changed health condition for which school staff is not adequately informed, trained, or licensed to provide care.
Our school based health centers offer hours during winter break.
Normal hours of operation - Please call us at 541-383-3005 before visiting our clinics
Normal hours of operation
Immunizations are required by state law for children and students in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, childcare facilities and Head Start programs in Oregon. Nearly every facility that provides care for a child outside the home requires immunizations or a medical or non-medical exemption to stay enrolled.
If they attend school or activities five or more days during a year, they must comply with state immunization requirements.
Your school’s office or school nurse as well the Deschutes County Health Department.
A student with asthma or severe allergies may be permitted to administer medication to themselves without assistance from designated personnel. The student must demonstrate the ability, developmentally and behaviorally, to self-administer prescription and/or non-prescription medication and must have the following documentation completed:
Applies to students in grades 6-12. Complete the 2 sided, self medication form and turn it into the counseling or main office. Students may only carry one day's dose and it must be in the original container. Asthma rescue inhalers will have many doses.
All of the above have to be treated like medication at school because they contain active ingredients and can cause allergic reactions and/or over-dosage. Parents need to bring them to school and sign a permission form.
For older students, in order to self carry the cough drops, a self medication form must be completed by the parent and student. The easiest way to avoid this is to use hard candy instead of medicated cough drops.
Consider medicating your child with Tylenol or Ibuprofen in the morning if they have tooth pain instead of sending medication to school. Be sure to access dental care as needed. If you need assistance with this, contact your school nurse. Some children are allergic to topical creams so they must be stored in the health room and a permission form signed by the parent. For older students who want to self carry, please complete a self medication form.
Information about how Bend-La Pine Schools handles cases of lice