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Field Trips Procedures & Forms

Field trips during the regular school day and Overnight within the State of Massachusetts

If your child takes medications at school those medications will be sent with a nurse or designated responsible adult as noted on the school medication administration form.

If your child has a special health care issue the school nurse will determine if field trip staff can be instructed in the care of your child. The school nurse will be responsible for that training. If the school nurse determines that your child requires the care of a registered nurse, coverage will be provided. 

Overnight Out of State Field Trips

Registered nurses are licensed by the Board of Registration in Nursing in the state in which they practice. There is no national registration for registered nurses. For this reason the Norwood school nurses cannot delegate your child's nursing care or medication to field trip staff when students travel overnight outside of Massachusetts. 

If your child has a special health care issue you should speak with the field trip staff about the care your child might require on the trip, or the possibility that you might accompany your child on the trip.

If your child will require medication on their trip please read and complete the out of state field trip medication administration form and return it to the staff person in charge of the field trip.

Out of the Country Field Trips

Again, registered nurses are licensed by the Board of Registration in Nursing in the state in which they practice. There is no international registration for registered nurses. For this reason the Norwood school nurses cannot delegate your child's nursing care or medication to field trip staff when students travel overnight outside of the United States. 

It it is the policy of the Norwood Public Schools that if your child is mature enough to travel out of the United States on a field trip they are capable of being responsible for their own health care needs and medications. This policy also conforms to the United States Department of State and TSA regulations for taking medical equipment and/or medications out of or into the United States.

If your child has a special health care issue or will require medications while overseas please read and complete the out of country medication administration form and return it to the staff person in charge of the trip.

Questions

Any questions or concerns should be discussed with your child's school nurse.