Martensville High School Medical Information for Students
Students may have a medical condition that the school needs to know about. These are pre-existing medical conditions can range in severity. Some medical conditions are not life-threatening, but they may cause discomfort or barriers for students. Examples of these less severe medical conditions may include frequent headaches or seasonal allergies. 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. Student safety is important for us to maintain at Martensville High School. Part of this includes keeping accurate medical information for each of our students.
School Documentation of Life-Threatening Conditions – Parent or Caregiver Action Required: 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.
Medical Conditions, Information and Allergies – Parent or Caregiver Action Required:
If a student does not have a life-threatening condition, they may still have a diagnosed medical condition. When students register at Prairie Spirit School Division schools, it is likely entered on the general registration form, however sometimes these medical conditions develop after a student registered. Examples may include frequent headaches, lactose intolerance, etc. This information is also important to us. At the school level, we will record it as either “medical information” or, if appropriate, “allergies”. If you believe that your son or daughter has medical condition such as this, please verify that information 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 the school.
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. No staff shall provide or administer non-prescription medication to any student unless a Request for Dispensation of Medication is approved.
Dispensing Medication to Students – Parent Action Required: 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 “Request for Dispensation of Medication” form, which is on page 5 of Administering Essential Medication and Procedures to Students. Please click the link to view it.
Student medical information will be reviewed on an annual basis. We ask that parents and guardians update the school if and when a student’s medical information changes.
Thank you for your assistance with this important student safety matter. If you have any questions, please contact the school.
Forms you may need to complete and submit to the school (if applicable):
Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan
Asthma Management Plan
Diabetes Support Plan
Other Life-Threatening Condition Form
Seizure Action Plan
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