BHMSD Health Information

Recent Updates

Clinic Guidelines
  • If a student becomes ill or injured at school, he/she must report the illness/injury to a teacher, the school nurse, or the office. If a brief stay in the clinic does not help, the parent/guardian will be contacted to arrange student pick up. No student is to leave school due to illness/injury without first securing permission through the nurse.
  • Your student must be fever free (<100.0F), without medication, for 72 hours before returning to school unless a doctor’s note has been provided with different parameters for a fever.
  • Accurate emergency contact information is essential for your student’s health/safety. Please update PowerSchool with any changes as they occur. Parent/guardian contacts will always be attempted first, but emergency contacts will be used as needed.
  • ALL students will participate in P.E. and recess as scheduled unless a doctor’s order is on file listing restrictions.

Medication Policy

  • The Children and Hoosier Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP) is a secure web-based application that is administered by the Indiana State Department of Health. CHIRP is designed to permanently store a person’s immunization records in an electronic format. This consent allows your student’s school nurse to both review vaccination records for your student and to record all newly administered vaccinations.

Health Screenings
  • Periodic vision and hearing screenings are conducted throughout each student's school career. As mandated by Indiana Code, screenings are conducted as follows

    Vision: Grades K or 1, 3, 5, and 8
    Hearing: Grades 1, 4, 7, and 10

    New Kindergarten and 1st grade students new to the school system are required by State law to have a minimum of an MCT vision exam by an optometrist before entering school.

Immunization Requirements

Kindergarten Health Forms 

Sick Children: Send to School or Keep Home?

Special Medical Considerations
  • A doctor's order or care plan is required for any student with a known medical condition (i.e. heart condition, seizure disorder, asthma, allergic reactions, diabetes or other illness requiring doctor's care, including recent surgery, etc.). A written doctor's order explaining activity restrictions will be kept on file for the school year. This must be updated yearly. A copy will also be given to the counselor to ensure that class schedules may be adjusted accordingly.

Food Allergies
  • If your student has severe food allergies and requires substitutions for meals at school, a physician’s note must be submitted to your school nurse at the beginning of the year or as soon as an allergy is identified. Make sure to also submit an Allergic Reaction Care Plan to the school nurse since the child may need emergency medication and treatment.

Care Plans Available Through BHMSD