POLICIES


ACCIDENT AND INJURY INSURANCE

We are pleased to announce that the District will continue Student Accident Insurance this school year.  This coverage is for all
school-sponsored, employee-supervised activities, including interscholastic athletics and field trips.  This is secondary coverage that
provides backup benefits for medical, dental, and hospital services.  The policy pays after the claim has been processed by the
student’s private insurance company, where applicable.  Parents are reimbursed directly or assignment of benefits is accepted.

In addition, the school district has a liability/lifetime catastrophic medical insurance program for students.

It is also important to note students who drive with other students during the school day either to or from school are not covered
under any school policy. We specifically recommend that students not ride with others at any time during the school day. With
regard to travel to and from school, we believe parents need to make this decision on a personal basis.


ALL MEDICATION IN SCHOOL TO BE DISTRIBUTED BY THE NURSE'S OFFICE

In order to provide the best learning environment possible for all students, some medications may need to be administered during
the school day.  The school nurses are responsible for the administration of medications.  Note: unless there is a self-carry
order in place, no student is allowed to carry any medication (prescribed or over-the-counter) on school property.  NYS
law has implemented certain procedures that must be followed before any medication can be given in the school setting.  This
includes all prescribed and over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol and Advil. 
A written order from the prescribing physician is required.  The order must state the student’s name, medication name,
dosage, time/frequency to be dispensed, possible side effects, and duration of the prescription.
A written statement from the parent/guardian requesting the administration of the medication in school as ordered by the
physician.
The medication must be delivered to school in the original, properly labeled container.  This is true for both prescription and
over-the-counter medications.
The medication is to be delivered to one of the school nurses by a responsible adult.  Medication may not be sent
to school with the student.
A Request for Administration of Medication form is available from the LACS Health Office and also on the
LACS website.  Please ask your physician to complete and return this form to the LACS Health Office when you
bring your child’s medication.  Your signature is also required on this form.

If you have any questions, please call the health office at (315) 376-9007.


EMERGENCY ADVISORY - EARLY DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

With the unpredictable nature of the weather in our area, it is important for parents and guardians to understand
how early dismissals are handled. In addition to the customary blustery weather of a Tug Hill winter we'll need to be
prepared for an early dismissal in the event of an extended major power outage, weather catastrophe or any other
type of national/local emergency that would require sending students home early. Please note, emergency closings
are only ordered after weighing all circumstances with student safety the most important concern. Should any
circumstances prevent an early dismissal, students will remain in school until they can leave safely. In usual
circumstances, emergency closing announcements will be issued by the local radio and TV stations approximately
1 to 1 ½ hours before the designated early dismissal time. On rare occasions an early dismissal might be called
immediately in the event of an incident requiring an all campus evacuation. A major gas leak, fire or other type of
unsafe situation would prompt an early dismissal and evacuation from specific parts or all of the school campus.
As a very large campus we generally have sufficient space to move students to a different area of the grounds to
ensure their safety. Any emergency requiring off-campus evacuation would be done under the direction of the
superintendent and district's administrative team in conjunction with the police and Lewis County Emergency
Planning Office. School personnel are prepared to help our children respond to any type of event requiring early
dismissal. Immediate radio and TV announcements would clearly indicate how/when this type of early closing
would occur.

STUDENT PICK UP OPTIONS ON AN EARLY DISMISSAL DAY

Parents are requested to sign their children out of the respective school office if you'd like to remove them from school
prior to the bus departure time.
Walkers will be released at the early dismissal time unless parents request that other arrangements be made.
Working parents are asked to plan ahead and provide for any alternative arrangements prompted by an early dismissal.
Please have on file with written permission the name(s) of relatives or family friends who have authority to pick up or house
your child.
Any emergency off campus dismissal will provide organized and structured dismissal in a safe atmosphere. Staff members
will stand by to assist students and parents in this eventuality.


EMERGENCY CLOSING BROADCAST INFORMATION

Notice of emergency closings will be broadcast by the media as early as possible. Please wait for such
announcements. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. The following media are contacted when there is a
delayed opening, early dismissal or emergency school closing.

T.V. -  WWNY TV Watertown; WWTI TV Watertown; WSTM Syracuse; YNN - 10
Radio - WBRV/WLLG



CIVIL RIGHTS NOTICE AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER INFORMATION

The Lowville Academy and Central School District hereby advises students, parents, employees, and the general
public that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, creed or
religion, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression) and sex, or
disability in any of its programs or activities.

Inquiries regarding this notice may be directed to:
District Civil Right Compliance Officers
Scott D. Exford, sdexford@lowvilleacademy.org and
Mary E. Compo, mcompo@lowvilleacademy.org
7668 N. State Street, Lowville, New York 13367, 376-9000.

For more information related to our district Civil Rights policy, please refer to the link below:
Related Files
Enter to Learn... Go Forth To Serve
Lowville Academy
and Central School