If your child has severe reactions to bee or insect stings, foods, or other allergies, please notify the classroom teacher and school Health Clinic Assistant so that we may place the information in a health file and coordinate a medical plan if needed.
At the beginning of the school year, a card is sent home with each student to list phone numbers and persons to contact in case of an emergency. This emergency card is very important, so please return it as soon as possible. Emergency cards should be kept up-to-date. If you move or change your phone number during the year, we ask that you inform us immediately. We must be able to reach you or an emergency contact if your child is sick or injured.
ILLNESS or INJURY
In case of illness or injury, a student will be cared for by our clinic aide. School personnel will render first aid treatment only. If emergency medical treatment is necessary, the parents will be contacted and if needed, 911 will be called. An emergency telephone number for parents and the name and telephone number of the student's family doctor must be on file at the school. It is also extremely important to give the school the name of a friend or relative that could be contacted in the event we cannot reach the parent. (This information is contained on the emergency card.)
When a child becomes ill at school, the parent/guardian or designated emergency contact will be notified and requested to make arrangements for the child to go home. It is very important that the information on the Emergency Card be current and updated as changes occur.
A child who shows symptoms of illness (fever over 99.9, sever cough, etc.) or a communicable disease SHOULD NOT be sent to school. A child must be fever free and/or vomit free for 24 hours prior to his/her return to school.
Student accident insurance is available. Application forms are distributed to all students at the beginning of the school year. Each student has a choice of 24-hour coverage or basic coverage. LCPS does not carry medical or accident insurance to cover students injured at school.
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
If a student needs to take medication while at school, the parent must supply the following information on the required medical form:
1. Type of medicine
3. Times to be given
4. Possible side effects
5. Parent/Guardian signature.
Medication must be in the original container labeled with the student’s name. All medicine, prescription or over-the-counter, will be kept in the clinic during school hours. This includes aspirin, cough drops, etc.
Any child who is receiving medication on a regular, daily basis that is prescribed by a doctor must have a completed Medication Form prior to the administration of the medicine. Parents must transport all medication in the original container. Students may not transport medication in their backpack.
PHYSICAL EDUCATIONPhysical education is an important part of the educational experience. The development and maintenance of a healthy body is essential for physical well being and good mental health. We also believe that attitude development is an important part of education. We attempt to create an atmosphere for the development of leadership, sportsmanship, and congeniality through our physical education program. P.E. classes with the Physical Education teacher are provided three times a week for all students in grades 1-5. If your child needs to be excused from P.E. for a health reason, you will need to write a note to the P.E. teacher. If there are circumstances where the child needs an extended excuse from P.E. or restriction from certain activities, the school may request a note from a physician. Any child excused from P.E. class must also sit out of physical activity during recess time. Children must wear tennis shoes with solid, rubber soles for all physical education classes.