Our Health Services

HEALTH SERVICES & FIRST AID

A doctor and five school nurses are employed in the West DeptfordSchools. The school nurse checks the height, weight, blood pressure,vision and hearing of all elementary students every year. The fourthgrade students are examined for scoliosis (curvature of the spine).Parents are informed of any defects or deviations observed. If yourchild has a medical condition that will require exclusion from physicaleducation classes, a doctor’s note is required. A follow-up note isalso required when your child is ready to return to physical educationclasses.

The school attempts to provide an environment in which the childrenwill be safe from accidents. If an accident or sudden illness occurs,first aid will be administered and the child’s parent notified by theschool nurse, if necessary. If an injury or illness occurs at home,give the treatment at home. If there is need for treatment of anyinjury or illness to be continued at school, a doctor’s note is requireddescribing the type of treatment.
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