Health Policy

Either a nurse or a health assistant is on duty whenever students are on campus. If at any time your family is faced with an unusual health situation which could affect your child’s performance in school, please notify the school nurse.

We require all parents to complete an Emergency Medical Referral card for each of their children every year. Tell us how to contact you or another responsible, agreeable adult if your child becomes ill or is injured at school. List health problems, including allergies to food, medicine, and insect stings. Please let us know if your address, home phone, business phone or emergency phone number changes during the school year.

Like you, we want to do what is best for your child. If we cannot reach you in an emergency, we will call paramedics who may decide an ambulance should be called. The cost of this service is the parent’s responsibility.

  • School personnel are often asked to administer medication to student. When it is necessary for the student to take medication during school hours, school personnel may cooperate if the following conditions are met:
  • Whether a prescription drug or an over-the-counter drug, the medication must come in its original container.
  • The pharmaceutical label must be on the container of any prescription drug.
  • The parent must provide written direction to the school that the medication be administered.
  • For students on campus, medication must be kept in the health office. Where necessary, the nurse or health assistant will make provisions for and monitor students carrying their asthma inhalers.

Generally, health-services staff administers any necessary medication with exceptions made for such things as field trips or community-based education. Insurance The school does not offer insurance for students’ medical or dental costs if they are injured during school activities. Parents are responsible for their children’s insurance.

Insurance

The school does not offer insurance for students’ medical or dental costs if they are injured during school activities. Parents are responsible for their children’s insurance.