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Chico Unified School District


Chico Unified School District

Our goal is to supply families with information to help keep our students safe and healthy. By utilizing state-mandated assessments and screenings, immunization requirements and health information resources we are able to take a collaborative approach to ensuring the well-being, growth and educational success of every student.
cusd assessments and screenings

cusd assessments and screenings

To protect the health of children, California law requires a health examination due upon school entry and a dental assessment by May 1st of the child's first year in public school.  Please have these reports filled out by a licensed health or dental professional and return them to your child's Health Office.  The school will keep and maintain them as confidential information.  
Chico Unified School District's health program includes several health screenings. 
  • K-12th Grade hearing and vision screenings
  • 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys scoliosis screenings
Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements


Children must be immunized for:
  • MMR - Measles, Mumps and Rubella (German measles)
  • Polio
  • DTaP - Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough),
  • Hepatitis B and
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
State law requires students beginning Kindergarten have all required immunizations.  Students missing immunizations will not be able to start school until we received these records.


Sixth-graders must have the Tdap immunization (for whooping cough). This is required before the beginning of seventh grade.
The Tdap immunization can be received through your child’s health care provider.  Local pharmacies also offer the shot.  If you feel your student may qualify for free immunizations through the Vaccines for Children Program, contact Butte County Public Health for an appointment. 
If your child has already received the Tdap immunization, please sent a copy of the shot record to your child's school.

Butte County Immunization Resources

Vaccination Options

There are several possible sites for obtaining school vaccinations. Please contact the facility directly for additional information, requirements and to confirm availability.
  • AMPLA Health
  • Butte County Public Health Department
  • Northern Valley Indian Health

Public Health Resources

Health Information Resources

Health Information Resources

Medication Authorization

In accordance with California Education Code section 49423, this form must be completed by a California Licensed Physician (or other healthcare provider) who has the authority to prescribe medication and be on file for any student who requires medication(s) during the regular school day.  

Head Lice

Head lice is common in Preschool and elementary aged children.
According the California Department of Public Health:
  • Head lice spread from head-to-head (or hair-to-hair) contact with someone who actively has head lice. Head lice can also spread from sharing personal items that come in contact with a person’s head.
  • Head lice are common among school-aged children, but anyone can get head lice.
    Head lice are more likely to spread at home, daycare, or at a friend’s house than at school.
  • Over-the-counter and prescription medications are used to treat head lice. Combing hair to remove nits is also an important way to get rid of head lice.
  • To prevent getting head lice, avoid head-to-head contact with someone who has head lice, and do not share hats, scarves, coats, and other personal items. Also, do not lie down on beds, pillows, carpets, or stuffed animals that have recently been in contact with someone who has head lice.
View the informational brochure from the California Department of Public Health: English | Español
Headlice Information Flyer for the California Department of Public Health
Please reference Chico Unified School District's Board Policy regarding Head Lice - View BP 5141.33


Norovirus is a common cause of viral gastroenteritis ("stomach flu") outbreaks, but it is not related to flu or influenza.
It is very important that students do NOT return to school until at least 24-48 hours after symptoms have subsided.


Measles is a highly contagious virus that lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person. It can spread to others through coughing and sneezing.
Resource Page - Measles

The measles virus can live for up to 1 hours in an airspace where the infected person coughed or sneezed. If other people breathe the contaminated air or touch the infected surface, then touch their eyes, noses, or mouths, they can become infected. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected. However, measles does not survive more than 1 hours outside the human body.

Infected people can spread measles to others from four days before through four days after the rash appears.

Measles is a disease of humans; measles virus is not spread by any other animal species