School Board Policy Manual
Nevis Public Schools
Independent School District 308
School Board Policy 537
537 STUDENT HEALTH
A. The elementary physical education teacher measures the height and weight of students in grades K-6 twice each year.
B. Students in grades PreK-12 have a vision screening yearly. Hearing screening is conducted for students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 8, 11, and 12 during the year.
C. The school has speech service for PreK-12 students who have speech problems.
D. A health and fitness evaluation is done by the physical education department.
E. Nevis School has a full time nurse on duty during school hours.
F. A scoliosis check is done yearly for students in grades 5, 7, 9.
G. Illness Policy
Any child who becomes ill while at school will be brought to the nurse’s office. Parents will be notified and the child will stay with the school nurse until the parents pick up their child. For the health and safety of all children, parents are requested to come within 45 minutes to pick up a child who has become ill. This is an important time to have assistance by a back up person if you are unable to leave work immediately.
A child must be excluded from the program under the following conditions:
1. A reportable illness or condition that the commissioner of health determines to be contagious.
2. Chicken Pox until the lesions are crusted over.
3. Has vomited one or more times within the last 24 hours.
4. Has one or more loose stools within the last 24 hours.
5. Has contagious conjunctivitis or pus draining from the eye.
6. Has a bacterial infection such as strep throat.
7. Has unexplainable lethargy.
8. Has lice, ringworm, or scabies.
9. Has a temperature of 100 degrees (oral) or higher in the last 12 hours.
10. Has an undiagnosed rash.
11. Has profuse nasal discharge.
12. Is unable to participate in the program activities with reasonable comfort.
13. Requires more care than the staff can provide while compromising the health and safety of other children.
All accidents, no matter how minor, must be reported to the teacher in charge or to the principal. If a student becomes ill, the student should report to the nurse, call home at the nurse's recommendation, get a “permit to leave the building” pass, and have his/her parents come and get him/her. The school is not responsible for student accident insurance.