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Parents are encouraged to have their children receive periodic physical examinations.

Students participating in athletics are required to provide a school district physical examination form signed by the student's doctor stating the student is physically fit to perform in athletics prior to the start of the sport.  Failure to provide proof of a physical examination makes the student ineligible.  Students who cannot afford the cost of the physical examination should contact the coach of their sport.

Administration of Medication

Students may need to take prescription or non-prescription medication during school hours.  Students may carry prescription medication only with the permission of the parents and Principal.  The school must know the medication a student is taking in the event the student has a reaction or illness.  Students must provide written instructions for administration of the medication as well as parental authorization to administer the medication.

Medication is held in the vault and distributed by the Principal [assigned staff].  Medication must be in the original container with the following information either on the container, in the instruction sheet or in the parental authorization: name of the student; name of the medication; directions for use including dosage, times and duration; name, phone number and address of the pharmacy (if applicable); date of the prescription (if applicable); name of the physician (if applicable); potential side effects; and emergency numbers for parents.

Student Illness or Injury at School

A student who becomes ill or is injured at school must notify his or her teacher or another employee as soon as possible.  Staff will then call the nurse or have them report to the administrative office. In the case of a serious illness or injury, the school shall attempt to notify the parents according to the information on the emergency form.  If the student is too ill to remain at school, the student will be released to the student's parents or, with parental permission, to another person directed by the parents.

While the school district is not responsible for treating medical emergencies, employees may administer emergency or minor first aid if possible.  The school contacts emergency medical personnel if necessary and attempts to notify the parents where the student has been transported for treatment.

Physical Injury

It is the responsibility of each student [parent] to provide the district with a current written Dr. excuse [with specified dates] exempting the child from PE or activity practice/participation. This includes a written release [to again participate] after an identified serious physical injury.

School Nurse

The office of the school nurse is located on first floor, below the junior high. She is present at the school on Tuesdays and on Wednesday mornings until noon.  Her role as school nurse is as follows: a liaison between home and school regarding health concerns (home visits, health histories, assesses long-term illnesses); provides information for community resources; provides promotional activities for health care; conducts health screenings (vision, dental, scoliosis, height and weight); provides emergency first aid; evaluates and assesses health needs (students, teachers and other school personnel); provides health counseling (chronic illnesses, nutrition, disease prevention, and positive lifestyles); implements and monitors students compliance with state immunization laws; special education team member (takes health assessments, interprets medical data); conducts health related classroom presentations; evaluates and monitors

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