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SCHOOL HEALTH & SAFETY

 

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION/IMMUNIZATIONS

The State of New Hampshire requires that all students have proof of immunization on file. All immunization dates must include the day, month, and year of administration. A Physical Examination completed within one year of entering Grade 1 is required. Transfer students will need a Physical Examination if one is not in their records. 



MEDICATION POLICY


Students are not allowed to bring medicine to school. This includes cough medicine, cough drops, herbal supplements, prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

- Only medication prescribed by a physician will be administered. Physician’s written authorization along with parental/guardian permission must be kept on file in the school.

- All medication must be brought to the school nurse by a parent or legal guardian. Students may not carry medication to school.

- All medicine containers must be properly labeled with the student’s name, physician’s name, and instructions for the administration of the medicine (in original Rx bottle). A second bottle for school use may be obtained from the pharmacy.

- New Hampshire state law allows students to carry inhalers and epi-pens while at school. If your child has either medication prescribed, and you wish for him/her to carry the medical equipment while at school, please contact the school nurse for the necessary forms and information. In order for this change in procedure to occur, a parent/guardian and physician must sign the appropriate documentation.

- No medicine may be dispensed unless all of the above procedures have been followed.

- In the absence of the school nurse, the principal or assignee will assist the student with medication.

- Parents must make arrangements to pick up student’s medications on the last day of school. Any medication that is not picked up by parents will be disposed of by the school nurse and administration at the close of the last day of school.


ILLNESS

When children show signs of illness, such as sore throat, fever, or rashes, it is advisable to keep them home.  This policy serves as a protection for all students.

 Fresh air is beneficial to growing children, however, they will not be outside for long periods during inclement or extremely cold weather.  Generally speaking, if a child is too ill to partake in a recess of physical activity, he/she is too ill to attend school.  An exception to this would require a doctor’s note to excuse these activities.

 All communicable disease afflicting your child should be reported to the school nurse.  Any student with a communicable disease requiring antibiotic treatment must remain out of school for twenty-four hours after starting therapy.

 

 

EMERGENCY CARDS

At the beginning of each school year you will receive two emergency cards that are to be completed for each child.  Please  read these cards carefully and fill out both sides before you return them to school.  The information contained on these cards is critical to your child’s safety and well-being.  SHOULD CHANGES OCCUR DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, PLEASE UPDATE THE INFORMATION WITH THE OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  We sometimes have great difficulty reaching parents in emergency situations due  to insufficient or inaccurate information on these cards.

 

EMERGENCY DRILLS

Throughout the school year, students will participate in both fire and emergency evacuation drills. We will also perform“lock-down” drills. Participation in these drills is mandatory and is regarded as a valuable tool in maintaining school safety. Please review the emergency fire and evacuation procedures with your child. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 

SAFE SCHOOL ZONE

 It is the School District’s policy that all school buildings, premises, bus stops, bus routes and associated areas shall be safe environments for students, free of danger posed by the presence of weapons or conduct which threatens harm by means of weapons or objects used as weapons.  It is the School District’s policy that the provisions of RSA 193:D:2, the “Safe School Zone Act,” will be carried out in all respects. 

 

 

 

 

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