Health and Safety

Allergies & Medicine

Food/Lunch:

Summer program does provide a daily vegetarian option and is committed to remaining nut-free in all the food prepared on campus. Unfortunately, we cannot make substitutions or accommodate other specific allergies and dietary needs or refund any portion of food costs for those who are unable to participate in the lunch program.

Nut Policy:

Although all prepared lunches and snacks are nut-free, we are not a "Nut Free" campus. Head-Royce School established a "Nut Awareness" policy which will be followed throughout the summer months. Feel free to read the entire policy here. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate students with gluten or dairy intolerance. We encourage families to pack additional snacks for the long days.

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Plan:

For students with medical conditions or severe allergies, please alert the summer program office by contacting the . We ask that any student with an allergy submit their FAAP Form to our Summer Program nurse. The form presents critical information including allergen(s), symptoms and treatment instructions in an easy-to-follow format—critical in an anaphylactic emergency.
Download the form here.

Picking Up Medications/Epi-Pens:

Unless otherwise requested, all medications will be returned via your camper's backpack on closing day of your Camp Session. If you should need to discuss an alternate method of return, or have questions about medications for your camper, please email: nurse@summer.headroyce.org. Thank you!

Safety & Well Being

The Health Clinic:

Summer Program has created a safe, quiet place that we refer to as “The Health Clinic” for our Lower School Program. The Health Clinic is staffed full time by a registered nurse who can provide medical attention and/or TLC.

Unforeseen Maintenance:

In the highly unlikely event that unforeseen maintenance on facility or equipment requires disruption to our standard program we will provide alternative activities for campers.

Fire Drills/Safety:

During each session, we will perform a fire drill for student’s to practice the safest route in the event of an emergency.

Photography

Photography:

Images of Summer Program participants may be taken and used in Summer Program publications, including the school’s website, Facebook page and blog. Should a parent or guardian object to this practice, he or she may notify the program in writing via email to summer@headroyce.org.

Meet our Summer Program Nurses:
Amy Jo aka Nurse JoJo (Session 1)


Hello Summer Families! My name is Amy Jo Goldfarb and am happy to help keep your campers healthy and safe during the Summer Program! This will be my second year working the Summer Program. I am lucky to work as a School Nurse at Head Royce year round on a part-time basis. I’ve been a Nurse for over 2 decades and have worked in the ER, ICU, Post-Op Recovery and at several sleep-away summer camps!
My husband and I relocated here from the midwest over 15 years ago and love the Bay Area. We have 2 active sons and spend a lot of time on the soccer fields, riding bikes, hiking and swimming. The Summer Program is a wonderful blend of academics and enrichment activities and I’m so happy to be a part of it. Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me at any point via email at agoldfarb@headroyce.org.

Claudia aka Nurse Rescue Ninja (Session 2)

Hello! My name is Claudia Garcia- Chan and I will be with your campers for the second session of the Summer Program. As a nurse with years of experience in neurosurgical intensive and critical care settings, I am comfortable delivering care under a variety of circumstances. My passion for working with underprivileged families, especially children, has lead me to volunteer my services at La Clínica de La Raza at their School -Based Health Centers in Oakland. It has been incredibly rewarding and humbling to service this wonderful community. My husband and I have been in the Bay Area for 10 years, and we enjoy the rich and diverse culture, culinary diversity, and the outdoor adventures Northern California has to offer. We have two boys, 7 and 9, that keep us busy at home and on the baseball field. One of our favorite activities is hiking and biking in Yosemite. I am excited to be part of the Summer Program where your campers can learn and have fun in a safe and supportive environment.


Important Health & Safety Reminders for Summer Program:


Please do not send your child to the Summer Program if they have any of the following symptoms:

  1. A fever over 100.4 degrees (38 Celsius). Keep your child home for 24 hours after a fever is below 100.4 without the aid of fever reducing medication (such as Tylenol or Advil)
  2. Nausea or vomiting (if your child has vomited within 24 hours of the start of program, DO NOT send them to camp).
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Eyes that are red, swollen, crusted or draining
  5. Untreated, draining ears or earache
  6. Severe sore throat
  7. Skin rashes of unknown origin or a contagious rash

Lice Policy:

Head lice are a recurring problem with elementary-aged children. The most common means of transmission is direct head to head contact. Nits/lice are not easily transmitted in the Summer Program setting. If your child is found to have head lice we will notify you and request your child be treated and they may return to the Summer Program when all nits/lice have been removed. We ask that you inform the Summer Program Office at summer@headroyce.org when your child returns. If necessary, the office will notify parents in that grade level.

The following businesses specifically help with the removal of head lice:

Nit Pixies
5009 Woodminster Lane
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 530-4247

Lice Control
6557 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 727-1280

Lice Doctors
(510) 269-8043 (East Bay)

Lovebugs
3746 Mt. Diablo Blvd #122
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 283-7700

Detailed information on lice, as well as how to treat at home, is available from The National Pediculosis Association and the Center for Disease Control.