Emergency Contact Information
In case of a medical emergency, if parents cannot be reached immediately, the information available on the student’s online health record ensures the school will provide medical care according to the parents’ instructions. Please make sure that the adults that you have named on your student’s online health record as emergency contacts are informed of their roles and responsibilities.
Please update the student’s online health record with changes in phone number(s), addresses or emergency contacts. Parents are responsible for keeping their own emergency information updated online at magnushealth.com. Enrollment at Wise confers upon the school the obligation to proceed with emergency care if the parent(s) cannot be immediately contacted. The school bears no liability for the decisions made in the event that parents cannot be reached.
If there is death or illness in the family, parental separation or divorce, or a parents’ extended absence from home, a member of our administrative team should be notified. This will give the school personnel the opportunity to provide assistance and support for a student who may need it. Confidentiality will be maintained.
To protect both students and staff, parents are requested not to send children who are ill to school. The child should be observed at home and taken to a doctor, if necessary, to prevent extended illness or absence from school. If, in the judgement of the school nurse, the child is too ill to complete the school day, parents should make arrangements for their child to be picked up from school.
When an adult or child member of the school community has a communicable disease including, but not limited to, conjunctivitis, impetigo, scabies, tuberculosis, hepatitis, pinworm, German measles, mumps and chickenpox, it must be reported to the school nurse at once. When such an event occurs, the school will make every effort to contact families of the individuals who have been exposed. While protecting the privacy of the patient is important to everyone, protecting the health of the entire school community must receive the highest priority.
- If you discover a case of head lice, it is very important that you call the school nurse at 310-889-2215 and then consult your local pharmacist. The most effective solution for lice is to wash the hair with an over-the-counter shampoo or lotion such as NIX or RID, carefully following the directions on the package. Then, use a fine tooth comb to remove lice and nits from the scalp down the entire hair shaft. Wash all clothing, bedding, and brushes in hot water. The lice shampoo must be repeated in 7-10 days as a follow-up.
- Students should refrain from sharing hats, brushes, or other personal items. As a parent, you can help contain lice by regularly checking your child’s hair. Look for nits, the eggs that attach to the hair shaft, which are white or light gray in color and oval shaped. Nits must be meticulously removed daily for three weeks, even after the treatment.
- When a student is identified as having lice, the nurse contacts the parent directly. If a student has live bugs in their hair, they will be sent home. If they have nits, they will remain in class and a note will go home to all parents in the grade level. We ask that a child be free of lice before returning them to school, to avoid spreading them to other students.
All students new to the school must have on file a completed record of immunization compliance including DPT or DT(4), polio(3), measles (10 day), mumps and rubella. If your child receives additional immunizations during the year, please update the online health record and inform the school nurse. A student may not attend classes without complete and updated health records on file.
All prescribed medications must be left in the nurse’s office along with the following information:
- Instructions regarding dosage
- Times and frequency of administration
- Name and telephone number of physician prescribing the medicine
- A note authorizing the school nurse to administer the medication to the student
Children may not carry medications with them during the school day. They may not bring medications to class.