Injuries at School
If your student is injured during school activities you, as the guardian, are responsible for any medical bills.
The health and safety of our students is one of the district's foremost concerns. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. These accidents can result in medical bills that may be expensive. Many families are unaware that the Northshore School District does not carry insurance for student personal injury costs and therefore cannot assume responsibility for the costs. This includes students participating in athletics.
When a student is injured or ill at school, or during any school sponsored event:
- A staff member will provide immediate care to the student unless or until the staff member is relieved by a nurse, a doctor or emergency personnel.
- The parent/guardian will be contacted except in the case of very minor injuries that, in the judgement of the school nurse or staff person, do not pose a serious risk to the student (keep your contact information up to date).
- In the case of a medical emergency 911 will be called.
- Transport to nearest hospital may be necessary.
As a service, we are providing information regarding optional student accident and health insurance coverage administered by Myers-Stevens & Toohey, Inc.
Solutions were developed for several COVID-19 related issues that have impacted schools and families. These include:
- Coverage for injuries sustained during “remote” or “distance” learning while at home.
- Modified claims reporting and filing procedures needed while schools remain closed.
- Waiving cost sharing for covered COVID-19 testing.
- Coverage for telemedicine.
Coverage is available for:
- Accident & Sickness Plan
- Full-Time 24/7 Accident Plan
- Dental Accident Plan
- Interscholastic Tackle Football
- School-Time Accident Plan
These low cost plans are used by many school districts across Washington. Although they are not the only provider of this type of coverage, they have been recommended by our Washington Schools Risk Management Pool.
Contact Myers Stevens & Toohey
Filing a Claim
Report school related injuries to the school immediately. Complete the claim form found on the Myers-Stevens & Toohey website. The school will need to complete Part A of the form.