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Student Handbook » Getting Help at School

Getting Help at School

Getting Help at School

Seeking Help

If a student has a problem or feels uncomfortable for any reason, he/she should first speak to a teacher. If this does not resolve the problem, the student should speak to a counselor. If further discussion of the problem is needed, the student should seek assistance from an administrator or office personnel.

Nurses Office & Medications

Our school nurse is in our building part-time. Davis Middle School and Evanston Middle School share a school nurse. Ms. Wester, RN is at Davis Middle School on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s, and Friday mornings. Ms. Wester will be at Evanston Middle School on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday afternoons. In an emergency, Ms. Wester can be called to come from one building to go to another. Students may ask their teacher for a pass to see the nurse for health-related reasons. We must know about a student’s identified health problems before we can be of any help at school. Parents should make sure they have noted these problems and/or medications in the appropriate section of the Student Health Inventory Card provided at registration. Also, parents should notify us of any changes that occur during the school year. Health problems are kept confidential.

All prescription, or over-the-counter medications must be kept locked in the nurse’s medicine cabinet. They must be in the ORIGINAL or pharmacy-labeled container (pharmacists will provide a second labeled container upon request) with the correct student name, drug name, dosage, and administration instructions, accompanied by a medical permission form, available in the office, signed by the parent.

STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CARRY ANY TYPE OF MEDICATION OR TOKEEP MEDICATIONS IN THEIR LOCKERS. ONE EXCEPTION ONLY: IF A STUDENT IS TO CARRY AN INHALER FOR ASTHMA OR OTHER BREATHING PROBLEMS, HE/SHE MAY DO SO BUT ONLY WITH A NOTE FROM THE PRESCRIBING PHYSICIAN TO BE KEPT ON FILE IN THE NURSE’S OFFICE. IF A STUDENT NEEDS AN INHALER FOR OCCASIONAL USE, IT MUST BE KEPT WITH THE NURSE. THERE MUST ALSO BE A SIGNED PERMISSION FORM FOR THIS ON FILE.

WE DO NOT PROVIDE TYLENOL, ASPIRIN, OR ANY OTHER PAIN MEDICATION, INCLUDING COUGH DROPS. If a parent desires his/her student to take these medications, the medications must be brought to the nurse’s office in an original container marked with the student’s name. The medication will be kept locked in the medicine cabinet and given to the student as needed. We must have a signed permission form on file for this medication as well.

UINTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 HEALTH POLICY STATES THAT A STUDENT WHO HAS A 100 DEGREE TEMPERATURE OR HIGHER IS NOT ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL, AND MUST BE TAKEN HOME. Those students are considered contagious and should not be in contact with others. Also, if there is any question of possible conjunctivitis (pink eye) or unexplained rash, the student will have to leave and is not allowed to return until examined by a physician. Infectious conjunctivitis is highly contagious and will not go away without proper medication.

Any medication left in the nurse’s office at the end of the school year will be discarded as required by the Uinta County School District #1 Medication Policy.

***The nurse’s office does not supply feminine hygiene products and there are no dispensing machines in the school. Please send your student prepared with any supplies that they might need.

Counseling

Counselors are available to assist students. In addition to meeting with students individually, counselors meet with groups of students, conduct classroom and other small group activities, and consult with teachers and parents. Counselors can assist students in making educational plans, and understanding themselves and others. If a student wishes to see a counselor, he/she should check in with their teacher first, and then bring a pass to the counselor’s office. Parents may call 789-8096 to make an appointment if they would like to meet with a counselor.

School Resource Officer (SRO)

At Davis Middle School, the role of our School Resource Officer (SRO) is crucial. The purpose of the SRO is to help provide the school with a safer learning environment. The SRO works to accomplish this by:

  1. helping to establish positive working relationships in a cooperative effort to prevent juvenile delinquency and assist in positive student growth and development.
  2. helping to maintain a safe and secure environment on campus, which will be conducive to learning.
  3. identifying and preventing and/or intervening when necessary in school crime misbehavior, and/or attendance issues.
  4. providing vigorous criminal law enforcement against school crime, and
  5. helping to apply all school rules and policies.

The School Resource Officer will work with all school staff, parents, community members and county agencies to accomplish these goals.

Conducting a Search

A school official may conduct a search of a student’s person, locker, belongings or other materials in their possession, if the official has a reason/suspicion that a crime has been or is in the process of being committed, or reasonable cause to believe that the search is necessary to maintain a safe school environment or enforce school rules and policy.

Emergencies

If a crisis situation develops, students will ONLY be released to people listed on the emergency contact information. Identification may be required.

Homework Request/Make-up Work

A parent may call the office (789-8096) by 9:00 a.m. to request homework for a student who is absent. Assignments can be picked up the same day between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. AFTER an absence; it is the student’s responsibility to request make-up work from their teachers. Students are allowed two days to make-up work for every one-day absent. (Coaches should remind students of this.) It is suggested that if a student knows they are going to be absent, that student should gather homework ahead of time from teachers, prior to being absent.

Study Tables

Our school offers one hour after school for homework help (Study Tables). This is available Monday thru Thursday from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Students may utilize this time to receive assistance with their schoolwork. If your student is struggling, they may also use this time to help improve their understanding. Students who are failing one or more classes may be required to attend Study Tables. Students attending are provided a snack. Transportation will be provided for students who normally ride a bus. In order to ride the bus, a signed pass must be provided to the bus driver each day. (This means you have to attend study tables the entire time each day in order to receive a bus pass. Students who are not working productively during study tables, will be asked to leave – and will not be able to ride the bus.)

Buses

Students are required to behave on the bus as they are expected to behave in school. Bus drivers will clearly inform students of their expectations. Bus drivers maintain a log of student misbehavior and inform parents when there is a problem. Because of the serious safety considerations, the transportation manager will deal with students who choose to misbehave.

The following consequences may result from misbehavior on the bus:

  1. Conference with student and parent notification.
  2. Student may be removed from the bus for one to three weeks.
  3. Student may be removed from the bus for a quarter, a semester, or an entire year.

*According to Wyoming State Law, students who wish to ride home with a friend on a bus other than their own must have a note that has been signed by a parent or guardian.