Gooding Jt. School District 231
Student Health/Physical Screenings/Examinations During Public Health Emergency
Healthy Hand Hygiene Behavior
All students will engage in hand hygiene at times including, but not limited to, the following
- Arrival at the facility and after breaks;
- Before and after preparing, eating, or handling food and drinks;
- Before and after administering medication or undergoing a health screening;
- After coming in contact with bodily fluid;
- After recess;
- After handling garbage; and
- After use of the
Hand hygiene includes, but is not limited to, washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If hands are not visibly dirty, alcohol-based sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol can be used if soap and water are not readily available.
The Board may arrange each year for health services to be provided to all students. Such services may include, but are not be limited to:
- The development of procedures at each building for the isolation and temporary care of students who become ill during the school day;
- The consulting services of a qualified specialist for staff, students, and parents;
- Vision and hearing screening;
- Scoliosis screening; and
- Immunization as provided by the Department of Health and Human
Parents/guardians will receive a written notice of any screening result which indicates a condition that might interfere or tend to interfere with a student’s progress.
In general, the District will not conduct physical examinations of a student without parental consent to do so or by court order, unless the health or safety of the student or others is in question. Further, parents will be notified of the specific or approximate dates during the school year when any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening administered by the District is conducted which is:
- Required as a condition of attendance;
- Administered by the school and scheduled by the school in advance; and
- Not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student or other
Parents or eligible students will be given the opportunity to opt out of the above-described non- emergency, invasive physical examination or screening.
As used in this policy, the term “invasive physical examination” means any medical examination involving the exposure of private body parts or any act during such examination that includes incision, insertion, or injection into the body, but this does not include a hearing, vision, or scoliosis screening.
Students who wish to participate in certain extracurricular activities may be required to submit to a physical examination to verify their ability to participate in the activity. Students participating in activities governed by the Idaho High School Activities Association will be required to follow the rules of that organization, as well as other applicable District policies, rules, and regulations.
All parents will be notified of the requirements of the District’s policy on physical examinations and screening of students, at least annually at the beginning of the school year and within a reasonable period of time after any substantive change in the policy.
Legal References: 20 U.S.C. § 1232h(b) Protection of Pupil Rights – Limits on Survey,
Analysis, or Evaluations
IDAPA 08.02.03.160 Safe Environment and Discipline
Policy History: Adopted on: 9-8-2020 Revised on: Reviewed on: