If a student becomes ill in school, the student should report to the nurse. If the nurse is not available, students should report to the Main Office. Teachers should report all injuries or accidents at once to the Health Office. Students sustaining injuries should also report for treatment. Parent or emergency numbers are always contacted before releasing an ill or injured student from the Health Office. Each student must have on file in the Health Office and Main Office a completed Emergency Contact Card. Any student leaving the building because of illness without the nurse's certification or official permission from the administration will have the absence recorded as unexcused. If medications are prescribed during school hours, the student must report to the Health Office. Medication ruling must be followed.
Emergency Contact Cards:
In order that we conform to the wishes of parents, emergency cards must be filled out for each student and returned to the school for use in emergency situations. The Emergency Contact Card can be found under the Resources and Forms tab.
Accidents and Insurance:
The school is responsible only for immediate first aid. The Board of Education does not pay any medical or hospital bill incurred as a result of an accident to the pupil at school. The parent or guardian is responsible for the payment of such bills. We urge you to avail yourself of the protection afforded through school insurance. You will be given information regarding various insurance plans during the first week of school. In the case of an accident, no matter how minor, the student should report that accident to the teacher immediately. In the case of severe accident or acute illness, emergency care will be given by the school nurse and the parents will be notified.
Additional student insurance is available at a nominal cost and is optional. When a student insured under the plan is injured, he will be given a claim form from the nurse's office. This form must be completed by the parents and presented to the doctor or hospital. The school merely acts as a medium in supplying the insurance and assumes no liability, either for the injury or the subsequent negotiations with the company. The Ramsey Board of Education does not insure against the loss of or damage to personal property, including musical instruments, athletic equipment, etc. If you desire to obtain insurance coverage, one option is to add a rider to your homeowner's insurance policy.
It is the responsibility of the parents to provide transportation and further care of the student if the student becomes ill or injured on school property. No student may be sent home without parental approval.
Permission to Take Prescription Drugs:
A student who is taking medication under a physician's direction during school hours is to present a note from the physician and show the prescription label affixed to the container. No medication may be taken by a student within a school or on school grounds except in the presence of a school nurse upon written request by the parent. It is the responsibility of a teacher or staff member who sees a student taking medication to report it to the nurse. Parents will be notified of failure by the student to abide by the above rules. The Medication Dispensing form can be found on the website under the Resources and Forms tab.