Students with health care needs have individual care plans that are created by the school nurse with the assistance of the parents and their physician. These forms incorporate medication instructions so please fill out all forms in their entirety for the day-to-day care your child should receive while at school.
Within the care plans are action steps for the staff to follow. Action steps are reviewed with staff to make sure they are trained to be able to follow these steps i.e. inhaler administration, Epi pen administration, special diets, etc.
Long-term health condition (Asthma, Allergies, Diabetes, etc) care plans will be in place for the entire school year and updated at least annually or as often as the condition or treatment changes.
*(Please note that any student with a life-threatening allergy requiring medication will not be allowed to come to school without both a care plan and the medication required to carry out that plan)
Short-term health condition (Broken bones, sprains) are reviewed at a designated time as noted by the physician at diagnosis. These care plans may be discontinued as the student improves, or continued and revised as student needs change. Accommodations might include: elevator use, sitting in the front of the class, gym excuses and pain medication administration.