The health program, administered by the school nurse, is one of preventative and emergency care. Students who are injured or become ill at school will be sent to the office located in the main junior high building. If the illness is considered to be of such nature that the student should go home, the student's parents will be informed by telephone.
The school nurse may exclude children from school for the following: head lice, ringworm, pink eye, impetigo, any unidentifiable rash, or a fever of 99.8 degrees or above. Students are reminded to secure a pass from the principal's office before going home when becoming ill at school.
It is very important that you keep the school informed of your current address and telephone number. TWO emergency numbers must be listed on your child's enrollment card. If you do not have a telephone, please make arrangements with a relative or neighbor to contact you if you are needed at school.
In case of serious accident or illness and the student's parents cannot be located, the student will be taken to the doctor or hospital of preference which is indicated on his health form.
Medication Administration Policy
Students in grades 7-12 may bring medication with them to school provided these guidelines are followed:
· Only one day's dose may be brought at a time.
· Medication must be in a properly labeled container.
· Student must have in his/her possession a signed note from the parent or guardian giving permission to take it. The note should include the name of the medication, dosage and time to be taken.
If a student needs to take prescription medication on a daily basis at school, there needs to be forms filled out by a physician as well as a parent or guardian. You need to speak to the school nurse so arrangements can be made that meet your child's needs.
There will be disciplinary action taken for those students who do not follow the medication administration policies. If you have questions, please contact the school nurse.