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Returning to school after an injury

Student Returning to School with an Injury

If your child has suffered a significant injury or illness, or is suspected to have suffered a significant injury or illness, during school or at home, he/she will not be permitted to return to school and/or activities (recess, PE, and/or competitive sports) until the school has received verification that the student was evaluated by a licensed healthcare provider.  The written clearance and release from the licensed health care provider with precautions, recommendations, restrictions, and duration can be in the form of:

 Examples of injuries or illness that will need a written clearance and release verification document are:

Students injured outside of school:

Students who come to school with a cast, crutches, sling, and/or wheelchair without documentation from a healthcare provider may be held in the school health office until written verification documentation is obtained from the healthcare provider. If this is not accomplished in a timely manner, the student may be sent home until the school receives the documentation.

Students who come to school in a splint/brace or elastic sports bandage(s) without documentation from a healthcare provider could be held from recess, physical education class, and/or extracurricular athletics until clarification can be obtained from the parent, guardian, and/or healthcare provider.

Readmission to School After Injury

  1. Note from the Licensed Healthcare Provider, or

  2. Readmission to School of Student with Temporary Precautions/Recommendations/Restrictions.  The only licensed health care providers that can provide the signed verification documentation are as follows:

  • Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)

  • Physician Assistant (PA)

  • Bone fracture/broken

  • Severe joint sprain, requiring a splint or cast

  • Muscle strain

  • Surgery

  • Seizure

  • Heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke

  • Head injury/Concussion