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Health Room Procedures

  1. All students must present a pass from the teacher for admission to the Health Room. (except in cases of emergency)
  2. Students may not leave the building because of illness without authorization from the parents (or alternate person on emergency card), and the nurse or principal. Students will sign out in the Associate Principals’ office.
  3. Health Room personnel are responsible ONLY for illness or injury occurring during school or on the way to and from school.
  4. The following guidelines must be followed for medication to be administered during school hours:
    1. Send medication to the Health Room. (Several days’ medication may be sent at one time).
    2. Medication must be in the original medication bottle.
    3. Include a "Request to Administer Medication During School Hours" form, which includes the child’s name, name of medication, date and time of administration, dosage, name of doctor and parent signature. Click here to access this form.
    4. All medication will be kept in the Health Room, including prescription, non-prescription, homeopathic, etc.
    5. Over the counter medications not listed on emergency sheet will require a doctor's prescription.
    6. Students needing to use cough drops may be asked to carry a note of permission from the parent/guardian or nurse.

    5. Please email the school nurse, if your child has chronic health problems, needs to receive medication during the school day or has had recent changes in health status.

    All parents/guardians are required to complete, sign and return an emergency sheet for each child, listing the places where parents/guardians may be contacted during the school day, a responsible neighbor or relative, their family physician and dentist and any medical problems that might affect their child. The parent(s)/guardian(s) signature gives the school permission to treat their child.

  1. Health Services at the High School will include:
    • Physical Examinations - pre-sports participation and grade 11
    • Height and Weight measurements - grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Vision Screening - grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Hearing Tests - grade 11
    • Maintenance of Health Records
  2. Parents/guardians are asked to contact the nurse with changes in work, doctors, and emergency numbers throughout the year. Please contact the nurse with updates on immunizations and health matters in order to keep health records up to date.

Illness or Injury

Students who during the school day become ill or who are injured, but not seriously, are to report first to the subject teacher and request permission to go to the health room. They must report from the teacher to the health room. After treatment, the student gets a pass from the nurse to return to class or go home. If sent home, the student must sign-out in the attendance office.

Medicine

All medication should be sent to the school nurse - not the classroom teacher.

Accident or Injury Reporting/Insurance

Teachers are to report all accidents on the proper form immediately. The insured student must request from the high school office a claim form. This form should be submitted to the doctor or hospital involved. The form should be requested within one week of the accident.

Section 516 of the School Code makes it illegal for the School Board to accept the responsibility in case of an accident sustained by students or patrons on school property and in cases of injuries received by students during various school activities and athletic contests. The Board may not legally assume responsibility for the payment of bills incurred as a result of treatment of accidents or injuries sustained on school property by patrons or students.

As a convenience to student and family, the Board has sanctioned a group insurance policy which can be purchased by the student. This policy has a very broad coverage and each student should avail himself of this opportunity to protect himself in case of an injury.


Helpful Information for Parents

 
 
Governor Mifflin Middle School MR. JOHN ALTHOUSE, principal
 
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