Health Office

Mission Bay High Nursing & Wellness


Our Health Office supports the health and wellness needs of all students and is staffed during school hours by a Registered Nurse and a Health Technician.


Please contact the Health Office with questions about managing chronic conditions in school, concerns about illness-related absences, how to give medications in school, recent injuries, and any other health concerns you may have for your child. We are here to help!



Whenever possible, medication should be given at home before or after school under the supervision of a parent/guardian. When absolutely necessary, medications can be administered in school on a daily, temporary, or as-needed basis through the Health Office.

If your student needs prescription or over-the-counter medication during the school day:

Call or message their healthcare provider and ask for an order for school, forms are linked below. Sign it to indicate you agree with the healthcare provider’s order. Visit summaries, discharge instructions, pharmacy scripts, and notes from home are not valid authorizations for medications to be given in school.

  1. Provide the medication to the Health Office in its original labeled container along with the valid authorization from your student’s healthcare provider. 

  2. Be ready to renew the authorization every year, it is only valid for one year from the healthcare provider’s signature date. Additionally, we cannot administer expired medications.

  3. Pick up any unused medication before the end of the last day of school, otherwise it will be disposed of. 

Link: Medication Forms & Details



If your child has any of the symptoms or diagnoses below, please call your doctor for advice. Please do not send a child with these symptoms to school: 


  • Fever of 100.0°F or more or chills. If you do not have a thermometer, do not send your child to school if they have chills. Child must be fever-free for 24 hours without taking medicine like acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) or ibuprofen (e.g., Motrin, Advil).

  • COVID-19. For a positive test result, please notify the school for instructions.

  • Muscle/ body aches/ very tired.

  • Cough/ shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing.

  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis). May return after 5 days of antibiotic treatment.

  • Tuberculosis. May return after treatment.

  • Congestion or runny nose. If the congestion and runny nose are typical for your child, they can be at school (for example, your child gets these very symptoms during allergy season). 

  • Sore throat. 

  • New loss of taste or smell.

  • Headache: If the type of headache your child is experiencing is typical for them (for example, migraines), they can be at school.

  • Rash that is undiagnosed.

  • Chicken pox. Keep your child home until all blisters are scabbed over and there are no signs of being sick. 

  • Diarrhea.

  • Nausea or Vomiting

  • Impetigo. May return after 24 hours of antibiotic treatment.

  • Ringworm. May return after starting medication. If located on an area not covered with clothes, please cover the area with a dressing. 

  • Cold sores. Children who drool or place objects in their mouths when they have cold sores should stay home; otherwise they can be in school. 

  • Quarantine. If your child has been asked to quarantine (stay home) by a doctor, nurse or the public health department, please call the school and let them know. 


When a student misses 10% or more of school days due to illness, school personnel may require parents/guardians to provide a doctor’s explanation of the health issues that keep the student from attending school. This communication helps school health personnel understand the underlying medical issue so they can explore how the student’s health and educational needs can be met. School health and educational personnel will work collaboratively with the student’s parent/ guardian and managing doctors to design a customized plan that meets the student’s health and educational needs.



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