BTHS District 201
Health & Safety
Illness & Injury
What does a student do if they cannot participate in PE for more than three days?
What if a student has an injury or illness that requires exemption from PE for an extended period of time?
If a student cannot attend PE for an extended period of time, he or she should bring a physician’s note to Health Services to initiate the process. A meeting between the student, the counselor and the nurse will then take place to determine the best option for the student.
If a student is injured and cannot use the stairs, what accommodations are available?
The student should bring the physician’s note to Health Services. The student will be issued a “Leave Early Pass”, which will allow the student to leave class three to five minutes early.
If a student becomes ill or injured during the school day, what should they do?
The student should obtain a room to room pass from their teacher prior to coming to Health Services. The student should come to Health Services and sign in at the window. The student will be assessed. If the student is too ill to stay in school, a parent or emergency contact will be notified.
What is the school’s medication policy?
If a student requires any prescription or nonprescription medication, including Tylenol and ibuprofen, during the school day, a Medication Authorization Form must be completed by both the attending physician and the parent or guardian. These forms must be completed annually.
Prescription medication brought to school must be in a current pharmacy labeled container. Non-prescription or over-the-counter medication must be in the manufacturer’s original package and labeled with the student’s name.
What is the policy for resting in Health Services
How may I obtain a copy of my student’s health record? Or, as a former student, how may I obtain a copy of my health record?
Does my student need a meningococcal conjugate vaccination (MCV)?
Are incoming 9th graders required to have a dental examination?
All children in ninth grade must present proof of having been examined by a licensed dentist before May 15 of the current school year in accordance with rules adopted by the IDPH. If a child in the ninth grade fails to present proof by May 15, the school may hold the child’s report card until the child presents proof: (1) of a completed dental examination, or (2) that a dental examination will take place within 60 days after May 15.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that parent(s)/guardian(s) are notified of this dental examination requirement at least 60 days before May 15 of each school year.