Injuries at School
The health and safety of our students is one of the district's foremost concerns. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. These accidents can result in medical bills that may be expensive. Many families are unaware that the Northshore School District does not carry insurance for student personal injury costs and therefore cannot assume responsibility for the costs. This includes students participating in athletics.
If your student is injured during school activities you, as the guardian, are responsible for any medical bills.
When a student is injured or ill at school, or during any school sponsored event:
- A staff member will provide immediate care to the student unless or until the staff member is relieved by a nurse, a doctor or emergency personnel.
- The parent/guardian will be contacted except in the case of very minor injuries that, in the judgement of the school nurse or staff person, do not pose a serious risk to the student (keep your contact information up to date).
- In the case of a medical emergency 911 will be called.
- Transport to nearest hospital may be necessary.