STUDENT HEALTH

Student Medical Conditions and Accommodations

Student safety is important for us to maintain at Martensville High School. Students may require an accommodation for a medical condition while they are at school. These are pre-existing medical conditions can range in severity. Some medical conditions have the potential to result in an acute life-threatening incident. Examples of potentially life-threatening conditions include asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes, or seizures.

Potentially Life-Threatening Conditions: Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes, Seizures, Etc.
If your child has been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening condition, such as asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes, seizures, or another type of condition, we ask that the applicable documentation (PDF below) is completed by a physician at the next medical appointment for the student.
Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan
Asthma Management Plan
Diabetes Support Plan
Other Life-Threatening Condition Form
Seizure Action Plan

Other Medical Conditions and Allergies
If your child has a medical condition or allergy, we ask that parents verify this in PowerSchool under the “demographics” tab. Note that this tab is not user-friendly on smart devices and you likely need a desktop computer to do so. If you have any issues with verifying or accessing your child’s demographics or medical conditions in PowerSchool, please contact us.

Pre-existing Conditions and COVID-19 School Safety Precautions (effective September 2020)
Students may have a pre-existing condition which includes symptoms that are similar to the symptoms associated with COVID-19. If this is the case, students may want to contact their physician to confirm that the student does not have COVID-19, but they may experience typical symptoms of another medical condition. Common examples may include seasonal allergies, migraine headaches, asthma, lactose intolerance, arthritis, etc.  If you would like more information about this, please contact us.

If a student does not have a pre-existing condition and is displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19, they should contact HealthLine 811.

Taking Medication at School
Students with medical conditions are encouraged to self-administer medication, if appropriate. Students are reminded to keep their medication in a consistent and safe location, such as their locker or backpack. Please speak with your child about responsible storage and use of their personal prescription medications.

Dispensing Medication to Students
In any event where a student requires any medication to be given to them by school employee, the school requires you to complete additional documentation before it can be dispensed. This would include prescription medication (such as an epi-pen or insulin) and over-the-counter medication such as (ibuprofen or Benadryl). Parents and guardians are to complete the form below
REQUEST FOR DISPENSATION OF MEDICATION FORM

Annual Review
Student medical information is to be reviewed on an annual basis by families. We will send communication to remind parents of this. We ask that parents and guardians update the school if and when a student’s medical information changes.

More information from Prairie Spirit School Division can be found in AP-413: Administering Essential Medication and Procedures To Students