Following are a few simple regulations that are requested of students in order that we may help maintain safety and health for all students.
Clinic Services: The school nurse can assist students in seeking an optimal level of physical, mental and social well-being and can explore ways to eliminate barriers that hinder student learning. The school nurse is available to any student who may need assistance during school hours and can serve as a liaison between the student, home, school, and community. Students may utilize clinic services by first reporting to the classroom and receiving a hall pass to the clinic at the discretion of the teacher (guidelines for clinic use are available to all staff). Students may also schedule appointments with the nurse. In the case of emergency, students may report directly to the school clinic or the main office.
The WJCC School Division discourages the use of medication by students during the school day unless absolutely necessary. Any necessary medication that possibly can be taken before or after school should be so prescribed. The WJCC Public School Division’s medication policy requires that medication be administered by the school nurse (R.N.) during school hours provided the appropriate authorization by the physician and parent permission have been received by the school nurse and that it has been determined by the R.N. that it is necessary or advisable that the medication be administered during the school day (see medication form HS# 2-1 located in the back of this handbook; this document must be completed by parent and physician and turned into the school nurse). The R.N. will consult with the health care provider if appropriate. Trained school personnel will, when absolutely necessary, administer medication while participating in sports and on field trips as directed by the ORIGINAL container supplied by the pharmacy with the label intact. The WJCC Public Schools’ Medication Administration Protocol and Policy states students may not carry medication (PRESCRIPTION or OVER THE COUNTER). The only medications authorized for students to self-carry include inhalers, Epi-pens, insulin or glucagon and only with the signed permission from parent/guardian and physician authorization.
Prescription Medication: The medication must be brought to the clinic in the original prescription bottle. Tip: Have your pharmacist prepare an extra âbottleâ of your child’s medication to avoid the problem of forgetting it. Students may bring their medication themselves but it must be delivered to the clinic immediately upon school arrival. All medications will need to be picked up from the clinic prior to the last day of school.
Health Screening: All tenth graders and transfer students will receive vision and hearing screens. Transfer students receive an additional speech screen. If a problem is detected, students are re-screened, and letters are sent home to parents as needed.
Accidents and Insurance: Students are requested to report any accident or injury, no matter how minor, immediately to a staff member. In the case of severe accidents or acute illness, emergency care will be sought, and the parents will be notified. The Board of Education does not pay any medical or hospital bill incurred as a result of an accident to the student at school. The parent or guardian is responsible for the payment of any bills incurred as a result of accidents. Optional student accident insurance is made available to families; information regarding supplemental insurance plans may be obtained from the school office or at http://markel.sevencorners.com.
Medical Transportation: It is the responsibility of the parents to provide transportation and further care of the student if the student becomes ill or injured on school property.
Students may not be sent home without parental approval, and no student may drive when excused for medical reasons unless parental consent has been given.
Emergency Cards: Emergency cards must be filled out for each student and returned to the school for use in emergency situations. Emergency cards will be maintained in the Nurse’s Office. Parents need to inform the school nurse, Counseling Office, and Attendance Office of changes in their address, or home, cell, and work phone numbers, as well as any other important contact information.
Communicable Diseases: Students returning to school after recovering from a communicable disease must be readmitted through the school nurse’s office. Communicable diseases include but are not limited to: measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever, conjunctivitis (pink eye), meningitis, acute influenza (e.g. H1N1).