Health Records and On Campus Medical Care
Upon admission to GSIS, every student must present an up-to-date (less than 6 months old) certificate of health. The statement should be completed according to the Student Health Form prepared by the GSIS nurse and administration. This form requires two (2) Laboratory tests (Blood and Urinalysis), a chest X-ray or PPD skin test to Tuberculosis, and a General Examination signed by a doctor. The student must also be current in the prescribed immunizations and show evidence of having received them. A truthful and accurate statement as to medical and emotional/mental health is also required in the Student Health Form.
An Emergency Medical Release Form must also be signed by a parent/guardian in the "Student Health Form." GSIS has no medical insurance for students. All medical expenses are the responsibility of the parents.
ALL STUDENTS will be required to have a full physical examination by a physician and PPD skin test or chest X-ray to check for tuberculosis EVERY OTHER YEAR. The school does have a nurse on staff and when a student is feeling sick, he or she should check with the nurse before leaving school. In the event of emergencies, the student will be taken as soon as possible to a hospital. Parents will be contacted as soon as possible. Students shall not keep or take medicine at school without the knowledge of the school nurse or office. If a student must come to school with medicine, then at the start of the school day such medicine shall be placed in the nurse's office instructions as to how it is to be taken. Students should not be sent to school if they have a fever or are feeling sick. Sending sick students to school exposes other students and teachers to illness. If a student is sent to school with a fever they will be sent home. Please be considerate of others.
A student who becomes ill during the school day should request permission from the teacher to go to the nurse's office. The nurse will determine whether or not the student should remain in school or go home. No student will be released from school without proper parental permission.
Nurse Eunkyung Kil is the full-time nurse employed at GSIS. If you have any questions about the GSIS health services, please email at KilE@gsis.sc.kr her or call (031) 695-2829.
Students taking medication at school need to comply with the regulation adopted by the school board.
- Contact the school nurse.
- Medication must be in the original pharmacy dispensed bottle/package or in original bottle if medication is an over-the-counter drug.
- Proper labeling and directions for administration must be on the original bottle/package brought to school.
- Send only enough pills, etc., as required for school. Do not send full bottles of any medication.
- A Medication Administration form needs to be completed by a parent/ guardian, and then filed with the school nurse. Changes in dosage require written notification from the physician.
- Medications to be given for just a few days require a parent/guardian note, along with the exact amount of medication to be given, in the original container.
- Please do not send medication in baggies, envelopes or other pill bottles.
- If over-the-counter medications must be used, they are to be in the original bottle with clear instructions.
- In view of Reyes Syndrome, please do not send aspirin unless specifically ordered by your doctor.
The school nurse has no medications to dispense, except Tums, and over the counter pain relievers. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen medications.
Injuries or Illnesses
In case of an injury or illness, we will administer simple first aid only. Students will be cared for by a staff member or school nurse and parents/guardians will be notified if the injury or illness necessitates. If parents/ guardians cannot be reached, the person listed as the emergency name will be notified. In rare cases when no one can be reached, the family doctor may be called and the student taken to his/her doctor, to the emergency room of a hospital, or an emergency clinic. In any case, it is extremely important that the school has the name of another person to call in case of illness or injury and parents/guardians cannot be located. It is also important to have your current home and business telephone numbers on file in the school office.
Each day many parents are faced with a decision: should they keep their sick child at home or send them to school? Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision an obvious one. Please consider these guidelines:
- Colds: Consider keeping your child at home if he/she is experiencing discomfort from cold symptoms, such as nasal congestion and cough. A continuous green discharge from the nose may be a sign of infection. Consider having the child seen by your health care provider.
- Conjunctivitis (pink-eye): When contagious conjunctivitis is suspected or diagnosed, school nurse can send students home during school hours.
- Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and /or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
- Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100°. The child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).
- Rashes: Common infectious diseases with rashes are most contagious in the early stages. A child with a suspicious rash should return to school only after a health care provider has made a diagnosis and authorized the child's return to school.
A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child an opportunity to rest and recover.
It is important that we have up-to-date phone numbers for each parent/guardian and the phone number of two other people who can act for you, as well as the name and phone number of your doctor and dentist. Any changes in the emergency information as listed on your child's enrollment form should be sent to the school office immediately after being changed.
Gyeonggi Suwon International School does not provide medical insurance to pay for expenses when students are injured at school. This is the responsibility of the parents/guardians. GSIS carries only legal liability insurance.