Our school health aide administers first aid for minor injuries. If your child becomes ill, our health aide will notify parents or the emergency contact as designated on the student's Emergency Card. The student should be taken home or to the doctor. The person coming for the child must obtain a student pass before the child is released to him/her. If an emergency occurs, and the school is unable to reach parents, an ambulance will be called. If necessary, the child will be taken to a hospital or emergency unit. Please be sure that all emergency information for your child is complete and up to date throughout the school year. Any questions, please contact Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School’s Health Aide Janet Arneson at (808) 305-3430. 

Storage of Medication in Health Room

Only emergency rescue medication (epi-pens, inhalers and glucagon) or daily, routine scheduled medications are allowed to be stored in the health room. Both emergency rescue and daily medication must be prescribed by your family physician on school forms (SH36)* and then reviewed by the public health nurse via consult and the school administrator. All approved medication must be labeled by the pharmacist with “FOR SCHOOL USE”. Approved medication that is given to the school without the “FOR SCHOOL USE” label will not be accepted. Parents will be asked to return to the pharmacy to make the correction. Over the counter medication or medication prescribed by physician that is not daily and routine are not allowed to be stored in school. Parents are welcome to bring these types of medication and administer it to their child themselves in our health room.

Self Administration of Medication - ACT 19

ACT 19 allows self-administration of epi-pens and inhalers by a student provided the parent/legal guardian and student’s physician complete the ACT 19 form*. When the completed form is turned into the health room, the student will than be permitted to carry their medication with them at all time. *SH36 and ACT 19 are available in the health room and attached below.

Head Lice Policy

Uku or head lice are a common occurrence among school age students in Hawaii. Any uku infestation is contagious. Head lice is transmitted by head to head contact or on shared personal items such as: hats, combs, brushes, towels, etc. Please check your children’s heads monthly and especially when he/she complains of an itchy head. Should you find any bugs or eggs start treatment right away. Please notify Health Aide of your encounter and help us keep ukus off campus. Click here to see pictures of head lice.

Uku Protocol: When uku, nits are found on any student’s head their parent/guardian will be called to take the student home. The parent will be advised to clean and rid the hair of all uku and nits BEFORE returning to school. Parent must accompany student to health room upon return to school where a recheck will take place. If ukus are found, the student will be sent home with their parent to continue cleaning and treatment process. If none is found, the student will be sent to class from the health room.

Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School follows the State of Hawaii, Department of Education guidelines on head lice:
  1. Our Health Aide will check students who are suspected of having head lice. 
  2. If head lice or nits are detected, parents will be contacted and the student will be excluded from school. 
  3. Parents should seek medical advice from your personal physician or local pharmacist regarding treatment. 

For information on how to treat Ukus we have provided a link for your convenience:

Hydration Advice for Parents

Kids should drink before, during and after physical activity. To prevent dehydration, or worse yet, heat illness, you should encourage your child to drink cool fluids before, during, and after physical activity. The following symptoms are signs that your child is dehydrated: Dry lips and tongue; Sunken eyes; Bright colored or dark urine; or urine with strong odor; Infrequent urination; Small volume of urine; and/or Apathy or lack of energy.

Be Aware of the Snacks Your Child is Eating

In light of the recall of products containing peanut butter, we would like to remind everyone to be aware of the snacks your child is eating. For more information on the recall, as well as products that are and are not affected, visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) American Peanut Council