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Stop the Bleed

The program, called ‘Stop the Bleed,’ teaches straightforward techniques to cut off the flow of blood from a serious wound. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public can learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, which is why providing this immediate care is so crucial. The Health Team is currently in the process of training all BHSC Health Staff and plans to work with teachers, administrators, and coaches as well, providing information and a hands-on opportunity to master this life saving technique. Thanks to grant money and a partnership with the Clark County Health Department, BHSC received some Stop the Bleed kits, which will be distributed throughout the district.

Medication Policy

We wanted to remind every of our medicine policy. NO student may bring in medicine of any kind. Also the medicine MUST be in the original container. If a student needs to have medicine during the day, then the parent must bring it to the office and fill out the appropriate paper work. We have had a couple issues with this already.

Please be aware of the policy regarding medicine at school. If you have any questions please contact your child’s school building health staff.

Stay Home Guidelines

COVID POSITIVE results must be reported to the health office immediately. Please notify your school’s health office for flu or strep positives.

The following are general guidelines to follow to determine if you should keep your child home from school. This is NOT all inclusive, but provides some general rules.


  • Has a temperature of 100.0 or above, although any fever if accompanied by symptoms.
  • Has a fever the evening before school, he/she should be fever free for 24 hours off of any fever reducing medication before returning to school.

Is vomiting, he/she should be episode free for 24 hours before returning to school

  • Has diarrhea during the night, keep him/her home until free of symptoms.
  • Has streptococcal throat infection (positive culture/strep throat) by doctor, he/she should be on an antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school and without fever.
  • Has wound drainage or open sores, the areas must be covered by a bandage to attend school.

Has had chicken pox, exclude from school for one week after eruptions first appear or until vesicles become dry.

  • Has red glassy eye(s) with purulent drainage, pink-eye must be treated for 24 hours and no drainage before returning to school
  • Has head lice with live bugs, must stay home.
Health Advisory Committee

The Board of School Trustees of Borden-Henryville School Corporation support the health and well-being of the school corporation’s students and staff by promoting nutrition and physical activity at all grade levels.

In accordance with federal law, it is the policy of the Board to provide students access to healthy foods and beverages; provide opportunities for developmentally appropriate physical activity; and require that all meals served by the school corporation meet or exceed federal nutritional guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

A Coordinated School Health Advisory Council has been formed and will maintain to oversee these activities.

In the Health Advisory Committee Forms you will find the detailed Health Advisory Policy, a reference list of USDA approved smart snack options, as well as some nonfood options to reward our students.