Introducing JPS Medical Department
The school medical department is located in the main school corridor on the left side just before the entrance to the main hall.
The following notes are a brief summary of the school's health matters which you may find helpful:
- Accidents and Emergencies: Should your child require emergency treatment, every effort will be made to contact you. It is important that any change of contact details is communicated to this department immediately. In the case of a serious emergency, an ambulance will be called and your child will be taken to the nearest hospital.
- Medical Forms: When your child starts at Jumeirah Primary School you will be given medical forms to fill in, please return these promptly with all medical information provided. It is of utmost importance that the school is made aware of any medical conditions your child has and any medication they are receiving. This may affect how they are treated in case of an emergency.
- Consent for Paracetamol and Medicines at School: To administer any medication at school we require that signed consent on completed health form is given, the school nurses can then administer Paracetamol and other simple medicines if required.
STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CARRY MEDICINES WITH THEM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
If your child has a specific medication to be administered, we require you to sign an administration of medication consent form in the school clinic and bring a copy of the prescription from your doctor, this includes inhalers.
Please ensure that we have an EpiPen for your child if they have a life threatening allergy.
- Illness: To concentrate and learn effectively at school, children should be in good health. It is therefore important that if your child is not well, they should rest at home and recuperate fully before returning to school.
In order to reduce the spread of illnesses in school, the following regulations apply:
- Please DO NOT send your child to school if they have:
- A Fever (not to return to school for 24 hrs after the last Fever episode)
- Vomiting (not to return to school for 24 hrs after the last Vomiting episode)
- Diarrhea (not to return to school for 24hrs after the last Diarrhea episode)
- A Heavy Nasal Discharge
- A Productive Cough
- Red, watery and Painful Eyes
- If your child has an infected sore or wound it must be covered by a well sealed dressing or plaster.
- If your child has a skin rash, please send them to the clinic for clearance before sending them to class.
- If your child has been absent from school for more than 2 days due to a contagious illness, please send them to the clinic for clearance before sending them to class.
- If your child is assessed by the School Medical Team and thought to be a possible source of infection to other students and staff, you will be contacted to take them out of school immediately.
These measures are set in place to reduce the incidence of cross infection of other students and staff. The medical team will not hesitate to send a student home if they are unwell or considered to be infectious.
- Please DO NOT send your child to school if they have:
- School Medicals: The department of health requires students to have a medical examination in years FS1, YR 1, YR 4, and all new students to the school. This is carried out by our school doctor and is a basic, non invasive procedure. If any areas of concern are found you will receive a medical report. You have the choice to exclude your child from the school medical, however you will then need to take them to your own doctor for the medical and give us a copy of the report.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS SCHOOL HEALTH REQUIREMENT.
- Free vision screening will be carried out on YEAR 1, YEAR 4 and new students to JPS at the beginning of the academic year by Al Jaber Optical.
- Free dental screening will be carried out by Dr. Nicolas & ASP.
- Immunizations: Every effort should be made to have your child’s vaccinations up to date prior to starting at JPS. The Department of Health requires that you submit a copy of your child’s immunization record to the school nurse. Vaccinations can be done at Jumeirah Primary School with parental consent for children aged 6 years and above.
- Sun Care: Skin cancer is a serious concern, especially in Dubai where the sun shines almost all the time. It is compulsory for students to wear a hat outside and we enforce a ‘no hat no play policy’. We encourage you to apply sunscreen to your child before school, especially on P.E. days and for school outings.
Heat exhaustion is also a potential problem and steps can be taken to prevent it. Students are encouraged to drink water regularly at school, and drinking water is available at numerous points around school. Please provide a refillable water bottle and reinforce the benefits of drinking water at home.
- Snack Boxes: To maximise your child’s concentration and good behavior at school, and in conjunction with Dubai Health Authorities drive to educate children on healthy choices, we ask you to provide them with nutritious healthy food in their snack boxes. We at Jumeirah Primary School ask parents not to send chocolates, crisps and cakes to school.
A NO NUT OR NUT BASED PRODUCTS BAN IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.
Please make sure that your child eats a healthy breakfast before coming to school, research indicates that children who eat a good breakfast perform better at school.
- Use of Toilet Policy: All children should be toilet trained in order to start school in September. If your child has frequent accidents at school, JPS reserves the right to request your Childs withdrawal from the school until they are fully toilet trained.
DUE TO THE FACT THAT THERE ARE STUDENTS WITH NUT ALLERGIES, NUTS OR FOOD CONTAINING NUT PROTIEN ARE FORBIDDEN.
A peanut allergy can result in a potentially fatal anaphylactic reaction. The parents of these children trust you ensure that no nuts are sent to school.
IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO COME INTO THE CLINIC AND DISCUSS THESE WITH US.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Nurse Cindy and Nurse Niña