Importance of the Emergency Card
If your child has a specific health condition, please notify the school each year when you complete the Emergency Information Card. In addition, please notify the school health office in person or writing should your child's health status change. It is important for your child's well being and safety at school to have current information that might impact their learning environment while at school
Please complete the entire Emergency Card to the best of your ability and provide at least two emergency contacts.
Health information may be shared with any school staff that might be in contact with your child on a regular basis; for example, teachers, bus drivers, playground supervisors, office staff, counselors, or other staff as deemed necessary.
It may be helpful to communicate with your student’s health care provider to coordinate services for school. An AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OR DISCLOSURE OF HEALTH INFORMATION TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS form (el formulario en español) will allow this communication.
Our school nurse will assist you to plan for your student’s safety during the school day.
It is important that we have physician and parents’ authorization signatures for diabetes management for ALL students with diabetes before each new school year begins.
If your student is able to do self-care, the physician may indicate that on the form. We recognize that some students are knowledgeable and competent with managing their diabetes and that others need assistance. We are able to provide support in any way needed.
- Have your student’s physician complete the PARENT CONSENT AND PHYSICIAN AUTHORIZATION and return it before classes begin.
- Be sure to send in any necessary medication, equipment, and snacks to the school Health Office prior to the start of the school year and as needed throughout the year.
- It is important to have a supply of emergency glucose sources and snacks for hypoglycemia leading to loss of consciousness or during a natural disaster.