Distributing Medications during the School Day
We would like to inform you of the policies that have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of children needing medications during the school day. Our school district requires that the following form must be on file in your child's health record before we begin to give any medicine at school, including over-the-counter medications:
- Signed medication order. The written medication order form should be taken to the child's licensed prescriber (your child's physician, nurse practitioner, etc.) for completion, signed by the parent, and returned to the school nurse. This order must be renewed as needed and at the beginning of each academic year.
Medications should be delivered to the school in a pharmacy or manufacturer-labeled container by you or a responsible adult whom you designate. Please ask your pharmacy to provide separate bottles for school and home. No more than a thirty-day supply of the medicine should be delivered to the school.
When your child needs a medication to be given during the school day, please act quickly to follow these policies so we may begin to give the medication as soon as possible. Thank you for your help.
We have established protocols to help keep each child with Allergies safe while here at SBS. Our success depends on having classroom and cafeteria protocols and receiving appropriate medical information from each affected family. We have established safe classroom protocols at all class levels and offer an allergy free table in the cafeteria. These spaces are cleaned to eliminate any food residues. If your child has a food allergy and you do not see a problem with your child eating at the regular lunch tables, you may download, sign, and return this form allowing your child to eat with other classmates.
All students partcipating in sports at St. Bernadette School must submit a copy of a physical exam done within the last 13 months to the St. Bernadette School Health Office. No student will be allowed to practice or play a sport until the Health Office has received this information and cleared him or her with the coaches to partcipate.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening Program
Massachusetts State law requires that all schools to conduct BMI screenings on those children in grades 1, 4 & 7 and to share those results with their parents. Once your child is screened, you will receive a letter with the results from the SBS Health Office. Below is additional information about the BMI Screening process and Nutritional information.