Students Returning After Health Event *

  • *(Includes surgery, hospitalization (medical/behavioral), wheelchair, casts or orthopedic devices)

     

    Health Services strives to provide a safe environment, including risk reduction for students. Cases are handled on an individual basis depending on the type of injury, age and maturity of the student.

     

    • Parents are advised to contact the school Health Office in advance if their child has a condition that will affect mobility, the ability to navigate the school campus safely or require additional health office assistance.
    • The nurse is the primary contact for coordinating care with the principal, school personnel, student, and parents.
    • The Health Assistant at the elementary school will contact the Health Service Facilitator or nurse for all student health concerns.
    • Students unable to bear weight require written medical clearance. The clearance should include:
      • diagnosis
      • prognosis and restrictions
      • precautions and weight bearing status
    • Pre-planning student’s return to school with parents:
    • Ask when the student will be returning to school
    • The RN will request a written medical clearance from the physician
    • The RN will review limitations and/or restrictions such as following:
      • Weight bearing
      • P.E. participation
      • Elevation of extremity
      • Maximum weight to be carried by student regarding books or backpack
      • Recess time
      • Endurance limitations
    • Certain conditions may require an RN to evaluate the student before re-entry to school.
      • Environmental obstacles (steps, ramps, hallways, etc.)
      • Assistance at the cafeteria
      • Assistance with books/book bag
      • Access to classrooms and other areas on campus
      • Safety checks for wheelchairs (brakes, seatbelt, footrest, elevating leg rests, anti-tippers)
      • Assistance with bathroom needs
      • Mode of transportation to and from school
    • Students with crutches/wheelchair are not permitted on regular buses or to sit along sidelines.
      • Plan Alternative Activities
    • Student may be accompanied by 1 or 2 friends for assistance and play.
    • Students are not permitted to transport other students in their wheelchair while on campus.
    • Adult supervision is required Field trip considerations Fire drill plans


    Revised 6/2/16