Sickness & Injuries
Students should not be sent to school if they are obviously sick. First aid is available to those students who become ill or injured while in school. These students should report immediately to the teacher in charge.
When a student becomes ill at school, it is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation from school to home. Working parents are not excluded from this duty and should make arrangements for a neighbor or relative to be available in emergencies. These names and phone numbers should be listed on the student's Emergency Care Sheet.
Emergency Care Sheets are completed by parents annually. The forms enable the school nurse to see that children receive the best care possible. It is extremely important that these forms be updated in the school office. Phone numbers should be updated as soon as possible after a change has been made. Parents are asked to select individuals who would cooperate and be willing to care for their children when ill and who will come to school to pick up their children when ill.
When the Principal, nurse, or designee believes that a situation demands urgent emergency care, an ambulance will be called. Parents and guardians will be notified as soon as possible about the emergency.
Please be advised that:
- Parents who do not have telephone service to their home are asked to provide some method by which the school may contact them in the case of an emergency.
- Under no circumstances is a student to go home because of illness or injury unless he has been excused by the nurse or the principal.
- Home-incurred accidents are not the responsibility of the school. Medical help in these situations cannot be administered.
- Schools cannot provide aspirin, cough drops, or other types of over-the-counter medications. Parents will have to follow the described process for medication if they want these drugs administered.