A. HEALTH CARE PROCEDURE
In case of illness or serious injury, parent(s)/guardian(s) will be contacted by using the telephone numbers recorded on the student’s Registration Form. If a parent/guardian cannot be reached, we will contact the people listed as an emergency contact. Children will be released only to those individuals listed on that form unless other arrangements are made by the parent(s)/guardian(s).
In an emergency situation where parent(s)/guardian(s) cannot be reached, the child’s doctor will be consulted when possible. If the emergency is life threatening, the child will be transported to the nearest hospital and parent(s)/guardian(s) notified as soon as we can make contact.
Our staff members will administer simple first aid for minor injuries, e.g. bruises, bumps, cuts, and scrapes. Our staff has been trained CPR and First-Aid, Epi-Pen, AED, Choking, and Stop The Bleed. Any accidents or applications of First-Aid will be reported on an Accident Report. Parents will be asked to sign the report and then will immediately be given a copy of the report.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are encouraged to arrange distribution of medications so that their child can take the required dosage during regular school hours. EPI-PENs and inhalers must be sent to our Before and After-School Care Supervisor, regardless of whether the same medication has been submitted to a school nurse. We do not have access to the school health office after regular school hours. Children subject to anaphylactic reactions due to bee stings or other allergies must bring EPI-PENs to be kept with us at school, with special instructions by the attending physician for its administration. Only in an emergency situation will our trained staff be permitted to use the EPI-PEN on previously DIAGNOSED children.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of children with allergies must submit a complete list of substances, including food, which trigger allergic reactions, and a written description of the type of reaction usually experienced. The list will be shared with appropriate staff members to help limit exposure.
If a child is absent from school, or sent home early due to illness, then similar to procedure for after school sport activities, the child will not be able to attend the After-School Program later on that same day.
In the case of fire or other emergencies, children will be evacuated from school buildings in accordance with the fire drill plans posted in each room.
Sharon Public Schools is an ALICE district. In the event of a violent critical incident, we will follow ALICE protocol. A copy of the School Department Emergency Response Plan can be found on the Sharon Public Schools website.