Gateway High School has a health office available to students, faculty, staff and others. A full-time registered nurse and a trained health assistant are available every school day from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parent and/or court-appointed guardians are the only persons able to give permission for a student to be excused from school through the health office. Persons on the emergency contacts may pick up students from school in a medical emergency ONLY when parents are unable to be reached.
Clovis Unified School District follows California Education Code guidelines for students with infectious or contagious disease. Clovis High School asks parents’/guardians’ cooperation in keeping students out of school and school activities if there is reason to believe he/she has a contagious disease (see CUSD: Student and Parent Rights and Responsibilities for policies and regulations).
Most students entering intermediate and high school have completed their immunization requirements for entrance into school. Required immunizations are as follows: Polio (IPV/OPV-series and booster, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (DPT, DTap, Tdap,) series and booster, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) – two doses, Hepatitis B (HEP B)-series of three doses, Varicella (chicken pox) at least one but two is recommended, Tuberculosis Screening – a Mantoux TB skin test (PPD) is required for all students entering a CUSD school for the first time. A repeat PPD may also be required if your student has been out of the United States after starting a CUSD school.
Other immunizations which are recommended: Human Papaloma Virus (HPV) recommended for females ages 9-11; however, if not received during this age group, it is still recommended and available to older teens, Meningitis (Menactra) is recommended for all college students living in dorms.
Hearing and Vision Screening for all 10th grade students in the district will be conducted in the Fall semester. Parents will be contacted if there is any indication that further evaluation may be needed.
If your child has special needs, i.e., diabetes, asthma, seizure disorder, bee sting allergy, food allergy, chronic illness, or physical limitations, please contact the school nurse BEFORE the FIRST week of school. Current medical orders for medication or PE modifications are needed each year. Office fax # is (559) 327-1890.