AT THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF GUATEMALA, STUDENTS ARE NOT ONLY OUR RESPONSIBILITY BUT OUR PURPOSE. KEEPING THEM SAFE IS OUR PRIORITY.
Health services are provided on-campus by a full-time physician. The physician provides immediate attention to students and personnel who are ill or have suffered accidents while at school. The medical office also oversees the maintenance of the database of students’ health.
Our school pediatrician and licensed school nurse provide care for our students and faculty. The following procedures must be taken into considerations by all parents:
- Parents are notified by the medical office electronically or by telephone when their child has become ill or has been seriously injured.
- The school physician may administer prescribed medication to students only with parents' written permission and a medical form signed by the prescribing physician.
- Parents will bring the medicine to school in its original container with the student's name written outside.
- Non-prescription medication must have a note from the parent, written to the school, and administration instructions.
- No medicine will be received in an envelope, foil, or mislabeled container.
As part of the enrollment and annual re-enrollment process, parents are requested to provide the school with updated specific information with signed release forms each school year, permitting staff to attend minor cuts or injuries.
**Special Notes: Parents are expected to provide medical attention immediately to children with infectious diseases including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, chickenpox, mononucleosis, and conjunctivitis. Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school or until they are healthy and do not present a health risk for the community.
The American School of Guatemala has an insurance policy through MAPFRE SEGUROS GUATEMALA, offering students throughout the school year, with coverage 24 hours a day, 365 day a year, outside and inside the facilities. Visit our Student Insurance page for more information.