The Health Office is open daily from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for problems related to health or health records and emergencies. Injured or ill students are admitted with a pass from their assigned teacher. If the nurse determines that a student’s condition warrants leaving school, it is necessary to contact a parent/guardian/designated adult. Such students will not be allowed to drive home without parent permission.
Emergency cards are collected in September and kept on file in the health office. It is extremely important to have updated home/work/cell numbers annually, and throughout the year as changes occur. Parents/guardians are urged to provide updated information regarding contacts in the event of an emergency.
Immunization requirements are mandated by state law. All students must provide written, documented evidence of having been immunized against diphtheria, hepatitis B, pertussis, tetanus, polio, measles and rubella. The only exceptions are a religious exemption or a medical contradiction, which must be submitted in writing.
Noncompliance with immunization requirements will result in exclusion from school.
Any request for immunization records must be submitted at least one week in advance of the date needed.
All students who require medication during school hours on a permanent or temporary basis must keep medicine locked in the health office to be administered by the nurse and have an “Administration of Medication in School Form” completed and signed by the parent/guardian on file in the health office. Those students with significant medical conditions (i.e. diabetes, severe allergies, asthma, heart condition etc.) must complete an individual “Health Plan Form” at the beginning of the school year and submit it to the Health Office. Any student who returns to school with a medical note following an illness/injury must report to the attendance office.