St. Martin’s school has a school nurse on the premises from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm daily to take care of illness and injuries, generally requiring Band-Aids, ice packs and hugs.
St. Martin’s is a tree nut and peanut free school environment. In order to avoid life-threatening allergic reactions, our school prohibits foods that contain tree nuts and peanuts of any kind listed in the ingredients. This includes (but is not limited to) peanut butter, hazelnut spreads, granola bars with nuts, and other whole nuts such as almonds.
All lunches, snacks, and bake sale items must adhere to this policy. If a food is processed in a facility or on an equipment that may contain nuts, but nuts are not listed in the ingredients, the food is allowed.
The Maryland Health Department requires that children have all immunizations current in order to attend school. These forms which include immunizations and a physical form must be completed and returned to the school prior to the first day of school. They may not start school until these forms are completed and turned into the school office.
Seventh grade students also require updated immunizations prior to starting school for that year.
When your child is sick, please keep him/her home from school. This not only benefits your child but other children and staff at school.
Children must be fever free for 24 hours without taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen before returning to school.
When to keep your child home:
Temperature higher than 100
Pale or flushed face
Cough, thick discharge from nose
Red or pink eyes or discharge from eyes
Loss of appetite, decreased energy
If your child is at school and complains of being sick or does not look well, we will contact you. It is important that you provide the school with current, up-to-date phone numbers in case it is necessary to contact you. Once you are called, please pick up your child promptly.
If your child needs to take medication at school daily or as needed, please complete and sign the student medication form and have it signed by your physician.
There are separate forms for Medication Authorization, Inhaler Authorization and an Allergy Action Plan. Be sure to fill out the appropriate form. Parents must provide the medication.
Children MAY NOT carry or self-administer any medications including cough drops or throat lozenges per Maryland State Law. All medications including prescription and over the counter medications need a form signed by the physician in order for us to administer it.