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Injury or Illness
INJURY OR ILLNESS AT SCHOOL
A student who becomes ill or injured at school will be sent or taken to the clinic where every effort will be made to see that he/she is comforted. Students should ask for a clinic pass if they feel too ill to stay in class. Office personnel will contact the student’s parent/guardian if the student needs to go home or if medical attention is required. It is vitally important that we have emergency numbers on file so we may reach a parent or guardian in an emergency. This includes all numbers possible, such as home, work, pager, cellular, next of kin, etc.
All accidents must be reported as soon as possible to a teacher or to an adult in the office. Parents will be notified in case of an emergency. The name of your physician and emergency phone numbers should be on each student's registration card. If there are any changes, please notify an office secretary.
INSURANCE FOR STUDENTS
Insurance for the students is available from Standard Life Insurance Company for a modest premium.
An insurance packet will be sent home the first week of school. It is extremely important that this enrollment be complete and accurate. Claims can be denied when this information is incomplete or inaccurate. Claims will be handled directly with the Insurance Company.
Students involved in athletics or home arts must be covered by adequate insurance. While it is not mandatory that the insurance is the one offered by the school, it is recommended. Those students who do not take school insurance must bring a statement signed by a parent showing that they have adequate insurance protection. The statement should be collected by the teacher and filed in the student’s cumulative folder.
If a student is ill, he/she should be at home. However, there will be times when students need medical attention while at school. Teachers will dismiss students who are ill and have them report to the office. The student’s parents will then be contacted, if possible. Children are not allowed in school with a temperature over 100. They should be fever free for 24 hrs. after fever reducing medicine has been stopped before returning to school.
All medicine must be left in the office. All medication should be in the original prescription bottle or original container with the label on it, otherwise it will not be given. Medicine should NOT be brought in a zip lock bag. Students may take medicine before school, during their lunch period, or after school unless a physician’s statement requests different times. We feel that children should not miss class unless necessary.
MEDICINES, INCLUDING TYLENOL
All medications, including Tylenol, must be left in the nurse’s office. Each student is responsible for furnishing his or her medication. The school must have written permission from a parent for a student to take medication. A form for permission for medication can be obtained in the office.
Medications should be brought to school in the smallest, original containers only. The school will not furnish medicine for students. If a student is found with any type of prescribed or non-prescribed medication in his or her possession, he or she may be recommended for expulsion. Prescription medications are to be brought to school in the original container, appropriately labeled by the pharmacy, or physician, stating the name of the medication, the dosage, times to be given, and given to the nurse.