If Your Child is Injured Outside of the School Day, What Should You Do?
If you child is injured outside of the school day, such that they require some sort of orthopedic appliance and/or are seen by a physician, please let me know ASAP. You can email me directly @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call me directly @ 508-543-1684. My fax number is 508-543-1695. If you are contacting me outside of schools hours, please email me first. You can then follow up with a telephone call the next day. I will likely see an email before I hear a phone message. If you have questions that need answering sooner rather than later, emailing me is best, because I often check email outside of school hours, whereas I will only hear voice messages once I arrive to school at 8:30 a.m.
If you apply an ace wrap or a splint on your own, your child will not be allowed to participate in wellness, and their activity level at recess may be curtailed. Their absence will be unexcused; however, if you see a physician and they want them to abstain from wellness/recess, and/or if they apply some sort of appliance (e.g. cast, ace wrap, sling, splint, crutches, wheelchair, etc.), you must ask them to write a medical note excusing them from wellness and/or recess. The note should include a time table for when they can return to wellness/recess. If the doctor says “remain out of wellness until re-evaluated” that is fine. At the next re-evaluation/MD appointment, you will need to get another note outlining when they can return to wellness (e.g. Please excuse from gym for one week or excuse from gym through “x” date). Once a physician’s note is received, all of your child’s absences from wellness from that point forward will be medically excused.
It is important that you contact the me ASAP. That way, plans can often be put into place prior to your child's arrival the next day (e.g. escort available upon arrival to get them on/off the elevator, etc.).