Welcome to the Thompson Middle School Health Office website. Consistent with Thompson Middle School's Mission Statement, our aim is to educate and support students as they develop into lifelong learners. It is recognized that health is an integral component of successful development and it is hoped that the information provided here will support the development of healthy students.
Our office is staffed with a full time Health Technician, Felica Petty, as well as a credentialed school nurse, Barbara Shuman, R.N, who serves Murrieta Elementary School and Cole Canyon Elementary schools as well. The main goal of the health office is to provide basic first aid or medical assistance to students and then either return them to class or send them home. We appreciate parents support with this-primarily by providing us with a list of phone numbers of local individuals (if parents are not available or work out of the area) who have permission to pick their student up if they are ill or injured. Without this information, if students are too ill (or injured) to return to class, and we cannot reach anyone, we are forced to call paramedics (at parents expense). So, please remember to update those contact phone numbers (especially cell phone numbers) so that we can reach you.
Medication Policy: If your student requires medication to be taken at school, we must follow strict District and State guidelines. Those guidelines state that all medication (including over the counter medication) MUST have written parent and physician permission on file (annually) with the school health office. Additionally, all medications (including over the counter medications) must be kept in the health office-except for asthma inhalers, epi-pens and diabetic supplies. They still require all the same forms, but can be carried on the student at the parent's and physician's request.
Health Conditions/Concerns: At the beginning of each school year, parents complete an Emergency Contact form that has a place (on back) for parents to include any health concern regarding their student. This is extremely important information to have, especially in the event of an emergency. If your student takes any medication at home, this is also important information for us to know. Please feel free to contact the Health Office and ask for the school nurse if you need to discuss any concerns regarding your student's medical condition. If you child has diabetes and needs to take insulin or test their blood sugar while at school, we require the physician/parent to fill out care plan forms. Please contact the office if you need these forms.