Kingston School District Health Services Handbook
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Any new student entering Coleman High School will need a physical exam. This may be done by your medical provider (Family physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner) or by the school medical provider. The physical may not be done more than 12 months prior to the commencement of school. If your child had a sports physical over the summer at Kingston High School, then another physical is not required.
All students entering 10th grade are required to have a physical done. If done by your family doctor please have the school medical exam report completed. All physicals need to be done within 12 months of the beginning of the school year.
Students will be screened by the school nurse every year for height, weight, vision and scoliosis in 9th. If a sport physical was done then this will have already been completed.
Sport physicals need to be done on any student participating in a high school sport. SPORTS PHYSICALS may be done by the school doctor or the student’s family doctor - please see the school nurse to obtain sports physical forms. (must be completed and returned to KHS between July 1st and August 15th.)
SPORTS PHYSICALS ARE DONE AT THE KINGSTON HIGH SCHOOL DURING THE SUMMER.
To make an appointment after June 1st call ( 845 )-943-3742.
The student must complete an Athletic Competition Health Screening form signed by a parent. If an emergency medication is required a school medication form must be completed by a medical doctor and parent. Information and school forms will be provided to the students at the end of the school year for the summer physicals.
Sports physicals done, qualify a student to participate in any sport for that school year. Interval health history forms are required to be completed for each sport a student participates ( verifies that the students’ physical condition has not changed since the physical was done). At any time a student is injured and requires medical attention for the injury a note will be needed from the doctor to return to the sport.
Students may obtain an application for working papers at the nurses’ office.
RELEASE OF INFORMATION:
This form is required if you wish to share medical information with faculty members regarding a students’ medical condition ,medications etc.
Students are not permitted to take medication during school hours unless state requirements are met. These requirements have been made to safe-guard your child. In order to give medication in school the nurse must have on record:
1. A written order from the physician, indicating the drug, the amount or dosage to be given and the time and frequency it is to be administered.
2. A written consent from the parent giving the school personnel permission to give the student the medication prescribed.
· Please note at the high school level emergency medications (inhalers ,Epipens , Glucagon) are self-administered and self-carried by the
· This must be documented by the physician on the school medication form which may be obtained at the nurses’ office.
· A student who has required a medication in the past ( inhaler,epipen,etc ) and no longer requires the medication in school must have a physicians order stating no longer required.