HEALTH SERVICES K-12 ILLNESS OR INJURY: HEALTH OFFICE While we encourage perfect attendance, it is not in the student’s best interest to be at school if he or she is ill. If you are unsure whether your child should stay home, please consult your pediatrician. Children should stay home from school for observation and recovery when they display any of the following conditions: 7 Chest pains Contagious infection or virus Head lice Earache Fever Persistent cough Swollen glands Toothache Vomiting or diarrhea Note: Because cold and flu are contagious, we ask that you keep your child home until he/she has been “fever free,” “vomit free,” and “diarrhea free” for a full 24 hours before sending the child back to school. If your child becomes ill during regular school hours, the office clerk will provide basic care until parents or someone listed on the Emergency Card can arrive. (Please keep the information on your child’s Emergency Card up to date.) If an accident occurs at school, the nurse, office staff or other trained staff will provide basic first aid. If it is possible that the injury needs more than basic first aid, the parent will be contacted immediately. If the injury is severe or potentially life threatening, the paramedics will be called immediately. MEDICAL RESTRICTIONS Please notify the teacher and health office immediately if your child has any special medical restrictions including allergies, asthma, medical needs or is taking any medications on a regular basis. A treatment plan will be developed by the health office staff for any student with health needs that must be addressed at school. SPECIAL HEALTH TREATMENT OR CARE If a newly enrolled child has a health problem that requires special treatment or care during the school day, enrollment may be delayed until the health office staff has completed a health consultation with the parent and doctor to establish a treatment plan. This will ensure that the child’s health needs are properly addressed. PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND/OR RECESS EXCUSES K-12 Physical education classes are required by education code. Students must participate unless there is a valid medical reason to excuse participation. A parent/guardian note may excuse a child from physical education activities for up to three days within a school year. A doctor’s note will be needed to excuse a student from physical education beyond three days. It is expected that a student who is excused from physical education should also not participate in active games or activities at brunch or lunch. For the safety of the student and others, a student on crutches or wearing a cast may not participate in competitive or active brunch and lunch activities.
Student Handbook 2016-2017
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