• Any student with an injury requiring crutches in school must have a physician note to use the crutches in school, to ride the bus, and to excuse from gym classand sports activities. This insures that the student has been properly instructed in the safe use of crutches and minimizes any further risk of injury to the student. When the student can return to gym and sports, the physician must write another note stating the date the student may resume sports and gym. Since the elevator cannot be used during any evacuation of the building for drills or emergencies, the nurse will instruct the student regarding the use of crutches and how the student should proceed to exit the building.