Students should be sent to school every morning healthy, rested, suitably dressed, adequately nourished, and ready to learn.
- The administration of medication to pupils shall be done only in exceptional circumstance wherein the child's health may be jeopardized without it and only when such administration has been requested and approved by the student's parents and physician.
- Pupils requiring medication prescribed by a physician during school hours are to bring the container to the school office where it will be kept in a safe place and medicine will be given to the child as indicated on the container. School personnel are only to keep the medication and in no way are to be responsible to see that it is taken.
- A completed and signed Pupil Medication to be Administered At School form must be on file at the school site.
- Over-the-counter drugs can only be administered with the above form on file also signed by a physician.
- Under no circumstances are school personnel to provide aspirin or any other patent medicine or nostrum to students.
- Students are not to be in possession of any type of patent medicine or nostrum (including aspirin and other over-the-counter pain relievers without the written consent of school administration).
Seventh grade girls and eighth grade boys are screened each year for scoliosis. Students who exhibit possible symptoms will be re-screened at school by an orthopedic physician. Parents of students who have confirmed symptoms will be immediately notified.
All eighth grade students. RSP students, and referrals are screened for hearing problems in the spring of each year. Parents of those students who exhibit possible problems are notified by the district nurse.