• Health Services Office of Health Services

     
    Here are some commonly asked questions regarding your child's health and well-being in school. Please do not hesitate in contacting your child's school nurse with any questions or concerns.
     
  • Will I be called if my child becomes ill in school or is injured?

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    The school nurse will assess the situation and call you if she feels it is necessary. Many times a short rest and some tender loving care work wonders for minor complaints. If you wish to be notified of all incidents, please let the school nurse know at the beginning of the year.

    The school nurse, in the process of treating your child or another child’s cut, may notice blood- stained clothes. Since all staff have been instructed in universal precautions to prevent blood transmitted diseases, she will assess the situation and, if she thinks it is necessary, may ask you to bring in a change of clothes.

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  • What if you can’t reach me and my child is ill or injured?

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    The school nurse will call the back-up person you listed on the Family Information Form.

    It is very important to fill out a new FAMILY  INFORMATION FORM each year!

    • Outdated phone numbers and incomplete information may result in your child facing a painful or frightening situation without you!!
    • The information is vital in all situations – medical and other – when it is necessary for the school to reach you or your back-up person.
    • In your absence, your child will not be allowed to leave school in case of illness or other situations with someone else unless you have specified that person on the card.

      The school will give you NEW Family Information Form at the beginning of each school year.

      We cannot emphasize enough how important it is for you to complete and return this form each year!!!
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  • What happens when an illness or accident appears serious and immediate intervention is required?

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    The nurse will first make sure the immediate needs of your child are met, will notify you and your physician immediately and, if necessary, will call an ambulance.

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  • Which hospital does the school district use for emergencies?

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    Your choice of hospitals within White Plains -- as indicated on the Family Information Form -- will be honored except in cases where paramedic personnel choose otherwise.

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  • Does the school district’s insurance cover care for medical situations that arise as a result of an

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    If your child is involved in an accident during school or school-related activities and requires medical intervention, the district’s insurance provides coverage. Insurance forms are available from the school nurse. If you have insurance, the district’s insurance is activated only after your insurance carrier has made the maximum payment.

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  • Will the school let me know about medical/health situations in my child’s classroom or in the entire

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    When there are confirmed cases of a contagious disease in school, the principal and school nurse will notify the parents. Parents will receive printed information regarding the disease and advice as to whether additional intervention is suggested.

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