Medical Needs at School
Parents / guardians, teachers, and staff should instruct students to visit the school office for medical issues only if they are sick or injured. The school office is a high-risk area that should only be
used if medical assistance is necessary. If the health concern is not urgent, teachers and staff will attempt to resolve the matter with first aid interventions before sending a student to the school office. Illness and injuries that would be handled in the school office may include:
- If your child requires medication(s) at school
- Severe head injuries, severe cuts, or suspected broken bones
- Other urgent medical care
- In case of medical emergency, 911 and parents will be called
If you know your child has mental health concerns that present as physical symptoms (e.g.,headache, stomachache, nausea), please inform their teacher and work with your child to recognize their symptoms and practice self-soothing techniques, as possible. If you or your children are feeling worried or anxious, they can sometimes present with physical symptoms MVSD COVID-19 Health and Safety Guide for Students & Families (e.g., headache, abdominal pain). Help your child learn how to deal with that anxiety in a healthy way. Our school counselors are also available for consultation in this area. Students with known underlying health conditions may be at increased risk of severe illness related to COVID-19 infection. These health conditions may include Diabetes (Type I and II), immune system deficiencies, and chronic respiratory conditions. If your child has a chronic health condition, please consult with your child’s healthcare provider to determine if/when it is safe to attend school in person and notify the District Nurse, Nancy Nakae, RN firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to this, please make sure to note any medical conditions on your student’s emergency card.