The school will supply basic first aid for students with minor injuries and illnesses. For any injuries or illnesses which are potentially serious, a parent/guardian will be contacted (or an emergency contact if a parent/guardian cannot be located). If necessary, a staff member may administer basic first aid. If deemed necessary, Emergency Services for hospital transport will be called.
Student accident insurance is provided for all students. This program reimburses limited medical costs incurred due to an accidental bodily injury sustained by a student while engaging in school activities. Injuries must be reported to the office within 24 hours. An accident report will be completed.
All claims for medical and dental expenses must be filed by the parent/guardian. Claim forms are available in the school office.
In the event that a student contracts a communicable disease, the school must be notified immediately. A written release from the doctor is necessary before a student may return to school.
It is important for students to wash hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer often and especially after bathroom use, using tissues and after coughing or sneezing into hands. Cover coughs and sneezes.
St. John Vianney School is required by law to adhere to the Santa Clara County Health Department directives. Therefore, it is imperative that parents/guardians keep their students properly immunized. In the event of an outbreak of a communicable disease within the school, any student not immunized against the disease will be excluded from school. This exclusion from school will result in loss of valuable instructional time. No incoming students will be admitted to school without proof of proper immunizations. No Kindergartener will be admitted without proof of a physical examination. Exemptions for religious or medical reasons are permissible, but the claims must be in writing and filed in the school office. (CA State Law Health and Safety 3380)
School personnel ordinarily will not administer any medication to students. This remains a parent/guardian responsibility. (Administrative Handbook, Department of Education 5155.2) If special needs arise, a parent/guardian must bring the medication to the school office and fill out a release form so that the staff may dispense the medication. NO medication, including over-the-counter items such as Tylenol, cough drops, inhalers, etc. should be kept in a student’s possession. All left over medication must be picked up in the school office on the last day of school.
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