Health & Safety
At School Medication Health Tips
Should your child need medication during school hours a medication permit form needs to be completed and signed by the doctor. The form and medication is to be brought to school in its original container. Medication will be stored and dispensed from the health office.
At Home Alone Safety Tips
From the Santa Clara Police Department 2/17/19:
All parents eventually face the decision to leave their child home alone for the first time. Whether they are just running to the store for a few minutes, working during after-school hours or summer vacation, parents need to be sure their children have the skills and maturity to handle the situation safely. Being trusted to stay home alone can be a positive experience for a child who is mature and well prepared. It can boost the child’s confidence and promote independence and responsibility.
However, children face real risks when left unsupervised. Those risks, as well as a child’s comfort level and ability to deal with challenges, must be considered.
California, like most states, does not have a law that says, specifically, how old a child needs to be to stay home alone. That decision is left up to parents to evaluate as children mature at different rates and ages. Even after you decide your child is ready to stay home alone, it's natural to feel a little anxious when the time comes. These helpful steps can make the transition easier for you both: