STUDENT DATA CARDS
It is very important that we have current information at all times regarding home and work telephone numbers, place of employment, babysitter's phone number, etc. in order to contact a responsible person in case of an emergency. If information changes during the year, please notify the school immediately. It is important to remember that we will not release a child to anyone other than those persons officially designated by you on the data card. Car pool parents should be listed on each other's cards. Students will be released only to persons eighteen and older.
A Health Clerk is available for three hours a day to administer first aid. The district nurse is on call for emergencies.
Considerable care is taken to ensure that Moffett School is a safe place for students and staff. When an accident occurs, it must be reported immediately to the supervising adult in charge. School personnel may administer first aid. In case of serious injury, paramedics may be called and the parent will be contacted. Student accident insurance is available at a nominal cost. Insurance forms are available in the school office.
If a student is injured at school, school personnel administer first aid. If the injury warrants care beyond immediate first aid, the parent is called. Ill or injured children are to be taken home by parents or by persons designated on the student's data card. Ill or injured students are not permitted to go home alone.
MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
For safety reasons, students are not allowed to have any medication in their possession at any time on the school bus or on the school premises. This includes Asprin/Tylenol, cough drops, sore throat lozenges, etc. According to California Education Code "definite procedures must be followed with regard to taking medication at school." A signed permission form must be on file in the office before school personnel may administer medication to a child. The medication must be stored in the school office only and must be brought in a container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy (student's name, medication, and dosage). No medication is permitted in the classroom or on the school bus. All medication must be administered in the office by office personnel. Epi-pens and asthma inhalers may be carried with the child when proper forms are completed.
Notes from parents requesting exemption from Physical Education following an illness or an accident will be honored for a short period of time. Requests for exemption from Physical Education for longer than one week require a physician's documentation of need.
If your child shows symptoms of illness during the day, please keep him home the following day. Students who remain home at the onset of an illness recuperate faster and miss fewer days of school. Please notify the school immediately when a communicable disease is suspected or diagnosed. This is an important step in the control of a disease. Children recovering from communicable diseases such as mumps, measles, chicken pox, head lice, etc. must be readmitted to school through the office.
CRUTCHES AND CASTS
In the interest of student safety, a child who requires a cast or crutches will spend recess in the Library. A friend may accompany them.