Health and Safety Policies

 

What's New:

May 26th Ramadan Begins

May 29th Memorial Day (No School)

May 30th 4th Quarter Ends

May 31st 8th Grade Graduation

June 1st at 8:00am KG Graduation (ES)

June 1st at 5:00pm Senior Graduation (ES)

June 2nd End of the Year Ceremony (MH)

 

Aya of the Week

O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, that ye may ward off (evil); (183) (Fast) a certain number of days; and (for) him who is sick among you, or on a journey, (the same) number of other days; and for those who can afford it there is a ransom: the feeding of a man in need - but whoso doeth good of his own accord, it is better for him: and that ye fast is better for you if ye did but know - (184) The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days. Allah desireth for you ease; He desireth not hardship for you; and (He desireth) that ye should complete the period, and that ye should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that peradventure ye may be thankful. (185) 

Cleanliness
A code of cleanliness is expected for all students. Hair must be properly combed or brushed. Students should bathe or shower every day. Nails should be trimmed. Clothing should be clean and free from noticeable stains. Shirts and blouses should be neatly pressed. Shoes should be cleaned regularly.
State Law Requirements
Wisconsin State Law requires that all children entering a Wisconsin elementary school be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella. These requirements can be waived only if a properly signed health or religious exemption is filed with the school. In order for a child to enter school, this form must be completed, signed, and on file prior to admission at the school the child will attend. Parents/guardians who are in non-compliance with this law will be contacted by the district attorney.
Communicable Disease
Children who have a communicable disease, (ringworm, pink eye, measles, mumps, chicken pox, strep throat) may not attend school until they have a written note from the doctor.
If a student contact lice, he or she will not be allowed to return to school until after he or she is treated. A child must bring to the school office the empty lice treatment package, to show that treatment was done. Encourage your child/ren not to share combs, brushes, hats, scarves etc.
The Milwaukee City Health Department recommends that each student have a “Child’s Health History” form on file. Parent/guardians are given these forms at the time of registration and they must be promptly returned.
Due to budgetary cutbacks, the City of Milwaukee Health Department has reduced the number of school nurse visits. The school nurse has limited contact with the schools; therefore one should not assume that the services of a nurse would be provided on a weekly basis. Medical irregularities should be presented to your family physician.
Schools will also provide preventive drug and alcohol programs. Support and referral procedures shall be available for students.
Illness during School Hours
If a child is sick in the morning, the school expects him/her to remain home for the day. Sometimes children come to school already ill and often the school is unable to reach the parents/guardians.
If a student becomes sick in school or suffers an injury, parents/guardians will be contacted. It is necessary to have all available emergency information on file in case no one can be contacted at home.
No student may leave the school building because of sickness without first reporting to the school office.
Medication Policy
In order for the child to take medication during the school day, the parent/guardian must sign the “Parents/Guardian Medication Consent Form.” (See Appendix)
School personnel may not administer medicine. If a child must take medication, they must be able to administer the dose themselves. All medications will be kept in the school office. It is essential that a note from the physician and parent/guardian accompany all medication. If a doctor’s statement and parent/guardian permission form do not accompany the medication, the student will not receive it. All medication that is given, will be logged every time medicine is administered.
Telephone Policy
Students are allowed the use of the school office phone for EMERGENCY purposes only. Permission for use should be obtained from the principal or authorized staff member. Otherwise, students will be charged .35 cents per call.