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Breakfast/Lunch Information

Breakfast and Lunch:

 

RGSD Wellness Policy – It is the policy of the Riverview Gardens School District that all foods and beverages made available on campus during the school day are consistent with the Healthier Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 nutrition guidelines.  The District will create procedures that address all foods available to students throughout the school day in the following areas: 

·         National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program meals

·         A la carte offerings in the food service program

·         Vending machines and school stores

·         Classroom parties, celebrations, fundraisers, rewards and school events

·         Snacks served in after-school programs

 

Breakfast is free for all students and includes milk and juice.  Children may choose to eat breakfast at school.  Breakfast is available from 7:40 a.m.-8:00 a.m. M, T, TH, & F.  Breakfast is available from 8:40 a.m.-9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.  If your child arrives late to school make sure he/she has already eaten a good breakfast. 

 

Lunch is also free for all students.  Every student attending a school in the Riverview Gardens School District may receive a school lunch every day at no cost.  A student may bring a lunch from home if he/she chooses to do so.  Healthy eating habits are strongly encouraged.  Lunches of only candy and chips should not be brought to school.  Soda should not be sent to school either, unless a student is going on a field trip where lunches are being eaten away from school.  Lunch times will vary by school and grade. 

 

Health and Medication:

 

The school nurse will:

 

  • Control and prevent the spread of communicable disease among children.
  • Conduct follow-up programs related to physical examinations and diseases.
  • Give first aid to children injured at school.
  • Make recommendations concerning the sanitation and hygienic conditions of the school.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians concerning individual student issues.
  • Ensure that immunization is up-to-date.

 

Immunization - The following requirements must be met prior to your child’s first day of school.

Required immunizations include:

DTaP – 4+ doses

IPV – 3 doses (the first of these doses MUST have been received at age 4 or older.  No more than 4 doses of IPV are required for school attendance.

Rubella (Mumps) – 2 doses (One dose on or after first birthday; the second dose is required at least 28 days after the first dose.)

Hepatitis B vaccine – 3 doses

Varicella – 2 doses for Kindergarten and First grade, 1 dose for grade Second-Sixth grade.

DT booster – required every 10 years

 

You must furnish the school with the month, day, and year on which these immunizations have been received, per Missouri Law 167.181If you have any questions regarding your child’s immunization status or for more detailed information, please contact the school nurse. Immunizations for county students may be obtained free of charge, ask the nurse for locations.

 

Accident/Illness at School -Our goal is to ensure that students are safe at all times, however, we realize that accidents may occur during the school day. Parents/guardians will be informed in the case of injuries or illness, which requires treatment or attention.  

 

Student Insurance - School insurance is available to all students at a reasonable rate.  The school district does not carry insurance that will pay the medical bills of students injured at school or traveling to and from school.  Parents may purchase low cost student accident insurance that provides coverage either during school or 24 hours a day during the school year.  Please make special note of the application that has been made available.

 

Contagious Diseases - In the event of a contagious disease, the office should be notified immediately.  The school urges you to keep your child home until his/her temperature has been normal for at least 24 hours, without the use of a fever reducer. Children with a temperature of 100º or higher will be sent home.

 

Medication Policy - It is the policy of the School District that only the trained school staff or the school nurse will administer the giving of medicine to students.  Prescription medicine will be handled only within the following circumstances:

  • All medicines are to be given under the specific authorization of the student’s physician.
  • If a prescription medicine is to be given to a student in school, the parent/guardian must furnish the medicine in its original container with label indicating the directions for its use.  This must be accompanied by a note from the physician.
  • Non-prescription medicine is not given at school. This includes aspirin, cough drops, etc.  These medicines may be given only by a parent/guardian.
  • Teachers are not permitted to give medicine to students.
  • Medication must be brought immediately to the office and not kept by the students or teacher.
  • Parents are invited to come to the school to dispense medication, if desired.

 

Other than following directions as given by the physician, the School assumes no responsibility connected with the administering of medicines to students.

 

Allergy Policy and Procedures - The purpose of this policy is to create an organized system for preventing and responding to allergic reactions. This policy is not a guarantee of an allergen-free environment; instead, it is designed to increase awareness, provide education and training, reduce the chance of exposure and outline responses to allergic reactions. The best form of prevention for life-threatening allergies is avoidance of the allergen.

Research shows that allergies can negatively impact student achievement by affecting concentration, auditory processing and attendance. Further, healthy students are better learners. In addition to posing health risks, allergies can be potentially deadly for some individuals.

 

This policy applies to district facilities to which students have access and includes transportation provided by the district. The Board instructs the superintendent or designee to develop procedures to implement this policy.

 


Allergy Identification:

 

Each school will attempt to identify students with life-threatening allergies, including food allergies. An allergic reaction is an immune system response to a substance that itself is not harmful but that the body interprets as being harmful. Allergic reactions can range from mild to severe, even life threatening. At enrollment, the person enrolling the student will be asked to provide information on any allergies the student may have.

 

Allergy Prevention:

 

Students with allergies that rise to the level of a disability as defined by law will be accommodated in accordance with district policies and procedures pertaining to the identification and accommodation of students with disabilities. An individualized health plan (IHP), including an Emergency Action Plan (EAP), may be developed for students with allergies that do not rise to the level of a disability.

 

Celebrations/Parties - The teacher has primary responsibility for room parties. Three parties per year may be held in each classroom.  In most rooms, fall, winter and Valentine’s Day have been the appropriate days.