Excuse Form (PDF)
after 10 regular medically excused absence events)
Emergency Care Card
Physical and Dental Examinations
School Health Record
High Elevator Key Info
an injured or ill student is sent to the school nurse, care will be
provided according to written protocols authorized by the school
physician. It is important to keep the school nurse informed if your
child develops an allergy or some other health condition that may
require special medical attention. Inform the school nurse of any
updated immunizations or changes to prescribed medications for your
School nurses are able to
administer a limited number of generic Tylenol, ibuprofen and antacids
under the standing orders our district has with our identified school
physician. However, a physician's order and parental
permission will be required for all prescription and any other
over-the-counter medications that are needed during school hours.
Local physicians have been notified of this policy and should have
received authorization forms. If your physician does not have the
authorization form, please have them contact your child's school nurse.
The following permission
forms are available to download in PDF format, which requires Acrobat
Reader. To download a free version of Acrobat Reader, click
Parent permission form for
Physician authorization form for
Parents are required to
complete and return a signed Emergency Care Card at the beginning of
each school year. You can be of great assistance by keeping the school
up-to-date on all pertinent information pertaining to your child; for
example, phone numbers, addresses, allergies, and medications.
and Dental Examinations
Physical examinations are
required for students entering the public school for the first time and
for sixth and eleventh grade students. Dental examinations are required
for students entering the public school for the first time and for
third and seventh grade students.
Families are encouraged to
have their own family doctors and dentists perform these examinations.
The school does arrange for school examinations for children who do not
have their own doctor or dentist. Students not returning a PRIVATE
PHYSICIAN / DENTAL EXAMINATION REPORT by October will automatically be
scheduled for an examination by the school district’s physician
and dentist. Written permission is required from a parent or guardian
prior to the school physical and dental examination.
Physician's Report of Physical Examination Form (PDF)
Hearing, Height, Weight, and Scoliosis Screenings
The school nurses
administer an annual vision test in all grades. Hearing screenings are
also given in Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11. All students are weighed
and their height measured annually. Body mass index will
be calculated for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Scoliosis screening is performed on all 6th and 7th grade students who
have not had this examination completed by a physician within the last
A complete Health Record is kept up to date for students.
Special information concerning the student’s physical / emotional
condition should be shared with the school nurse in the best interest
of the child. All records are confidential and are only used for
professional reasons as they pertain to the individual student on a
need to know basis.
The Indiana Area School District recognized the need for
medication to be provided to students when prescribed by a licensed
physician. To avoid any possible
misinterpretations of this need, please follow the detailed provisions
that are listed in the Attendance, Behavioral Guidelines and
Discipline Policy booklet.
The Indiana Area School District does not carry medical
insurance on students, but does provide parents with an opportunity to
purchase a Primary Excess group accident insurance plan.
This plan provides coverage for travel to and from
school as well as coverage for accidents while participating in
intramural sports and physical education classes. Accidental
dental coverage and twenty-four hour coverage are also available
options. Specific details concerning the
coverage and cost are sent home with students at the beginning of each
Junior High Elevator Policy
Elevator keys are loaned to students when a physical condition makes
negotiating the stairs a true hardship. Two forms must be
completed in order for a student to have access to an elevator key. They
can be downloaded here and returned to the school.
Key Agreement (PDF)
Evacuation Transportation Request (PDF)