The school has responsibility for first aid only. In case of illness, the child will be cared for until the parent arrives or he/she is returned to his/her classroom. In case of minor injuries, first aid will be administered to the child and he/she will return to class. In case of major injuries, first aid will be administered and the parent will be immediately notified. Therefore, it is imperative that the school maintains an accurate home, work, and emergency phone number for each child. In certain non-communicable diseases, the pupil may be under the treatment of his/her family physician and require medication during school hours. Parents must sign an “Authorization for Medication” form available in the front office in order for prescription drugs to be administered. In such cases, the physician must write instructions, stating the number of days the child will need to take the medicine. The child will be supervised in taking his/her medicine at such time and in the amount prescribed by the physician. If medication must be continued for a period longer than the number of days originally specified, the physician must give the extended period in writing.

In special cases, such as epileptics, diabetics, or other conditions where medication is required over prolonged periods, the physician must give written instructions indicating the frequency of medication and any special precautions or other instructions that would enable us to properly supervise the child in taking the medicine as prescribed.

Parents must bring medication in the original container to the clinic and sign it in. Under no circumstances will any over the counter medications be given to anyone without written consent from the parents. 

If your child has a fever or appears sick in the morning, please do not send him/her to school. You will be called to pick up your child if a fever begins at school.

A child who contracts a contagious disease, or condition, such as pink eye, chicken pox, ring worm, impetigo, or pediculosis (head lice) will be sent home from school and must remain home until the condition or the disease is corrected. A doctor’s note may be required for the child to return to school. In the case of head lice, the parent will be required to accompany their child to the clinic so we may do a head check, prior to readmission to school.

If a student is to be confined to the home or the hospital by a licensed physician due to illness or injury, the student may be eligible for the Hospital/Homebound school program. The Hospital/Homebound schoolteachers provide instruction in the home, the hospital, or through a teleconference class via the telephone system. Homebound application forms may be obtained from the counselor or the Hospital/Homebound office. Applications must be signed by the parent and the doctor and returned to the Hospital/Homebound office for processing.