Q: If my child is entering a grade for which a Physical Evaluation is required, how recent an exam is acceptable?
A: The Physical Evaluation form has two parts, the Health History and the Physical Examination. A parent/guardian should complete the Health History part for their healthcare provider to review before the healthcare provider completes the Physical Examination part. The Physical Examination part must be based on a physical exam that occurred on or after July 1, 2016.
Q: My child is entering a grade for which a Physical Evaluation is required, and my child intends to play a sport. Does my child have to get another physical?
A: The completed Physical Evaluation form includes a section for your healthcare provider to indicate sports clearance. The single completed Physical Evaluation form will be used for both school and sports clearance purposes. The form should be submitted to your child’s school health room.
Q: What is the procedure if my child is on medication that needs to be taken at school?
A: Parents/guardians will determine if their child can safely and responsibly self-administer medications. However, all controlled substances must be administered by a KS nurse or designee. For a prescription and over the counter medications to be administered by a KS nurse or designee, please compete a Request for Administration of Medication (RAM) form for each medical to be administered.