If a student thinks that she is pregnant while at St. Andrew’s, she should immediately talk to an adult in whom she has confidence. The School recommends that the adult chosen be one of the student’s parents or guardians, for we believe parents are in the best position to give their child support and advice under such circumstances.
However, a student may turn to a counselor or faculty member for counsel if she is not initially comfortable talking to a parent about the situation. The counselor or teacher will follow these steps:
- Support and advise the student.
- Inform the Head of School of the situation.
- Encourage and ultimately facilitate a call to one of the child’s parents or guardian.
The Head of School, counselor and/or teacher will preserve the confidentiality of the student throughout the process.
Members of the Health Services team may keep conversations about pregnancy confidential at the request of the student.
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