Bayside Middle School Health Information
The Health Assistant provides basic first aid for injuries and illness which happen during the day. The Health Assistant will consult with the supervising School Nurse when questions or problems occur which are not routine events. The health office is NOT a clinic, and therefore, is not a substitute for the child’s own physician or health care provider.
If your child has a specific health problem, school personnel must be informed. The teacher, the principal, and the Health Room Assistant need to be told of the steps that are to be followed in case of emergencies (i.e. bee stings).
Should your child become ill at school, every effort will be made to contact his/her parents. Please make arrangements with a relative or neighbor who can be contacted in case you cannot be reached. Please tell your child of this arrangement and notify the school office.
In the event of an injury which may require a doctor’s attention, every effort will be made to contact you. In case of extreme emergency, the school will notify the physician listed on the child’s files and follow the instructions accordingly.
Please be sure that the school has a current emergency number.
Children must not carry medication to school. The district discourages the taking of medication by children while at school. If required by a physician’s written instructions, students will be allowed to take medication. Parents are to bring the medication to the school health office. The Approval to Administer Medication Form must be filled out by the parent or guardian and accompany all medication. The information requested includes:
- Student’s name
- Number of days to be given
- Amount and time medication is to be administered
- Permission for the school personnel to give the medication with signature of parent or guardian.
Over-the-counter medications are not permitted. School personnel may, under no circumstances, provide aspirin or Tylenol to students. It will be the student’s responsibility to report to the health office for his/her medication.
Parents are requested to call the Health Office (247-4225) to report their child’s absences by 8:30 a.m. If the school does not receive a telephone call by 8:30 a.m., every effort will be made to contact the parent to confirm the absence. This procedure is necessary to verify the child's safe arrival at school. Absence reporting lines are available 24 hours a day.
Parents whose child will accompany them on a family trip shall notify the teacher/principal in writing 5 days prior to the child's absence.