Because good health is essential for optimum growth and achievement, the major objectives of the school health program are to provide health services to students and to stimulate the development of those attitudes and practices which will enable each child to realize his or her fullest potential.
The Highland Park School Health Clinics are designed to treat chronic health conditions (with proper documentation), minor injuries and to act as a temporary “waiting room” for students who have become ill during the school day. Should a student become ill, only the persons designated as an Emergency contact in Skyward will be allowed to pick up the student. All telephone numbers must be updated immediately if changes occur during the school year.
The school health program is no substitute for the health care which parents should provide for their children. Rather than relieving parents’ responsibilities, this program is established to encourage individuals to utilize the services of a private physician, dentist, optometrist, and/or community health agencies.