What happens at Chandler School if I break a bone and have a cast?
The doctor that put your cast on will tell you what is safe for you to do when you are at school. It's important that the doctor gives you a note to take to the school nurse so you can participate in safe activities. Depending on where and how involved your break is, you may or may not be able to ride the bus, go to recess or participate in Physical Education.
- Can I ride the bus if I have crutches? For safely reasons, children at Chandler may not ride the bus with crutches.
- Can I go to physical education with a cast or crutches? If you have crutches or a cast on your leg, or on your arm above your elbow, you may go to the gym but watch from the side. If your cast is below your elbow, your doctor may say it is safe to participate.
- Can I go to recess with a cast or crutches? If you have crutches or a cast on your leg, or on your arm above your elbow, you must stay indoors for recess. If your cast is below your elbow, your doctor may say it is safe to participate in some activities that do not need your hand to grip. For example, you may go out to recess, but can not play on the swings or monkey bars.
- If I can't go to recess, what do I do? During your recess time, you must stay indoors in the nurse's office. The Health Office has books and puzzles, crayons and markers to draw, or you can bring a quiet activity from home.
- What happens when I get the cast off? You cannot be cleared to go back out to recess or resume physical education activities without a note from the doctor clearing you to resume these activities.
If you have any further questions please communicate with the nurse!