Remember, the best defense against illness is thorough and frequent hand washing with soap and warm water! Always cover a cough or sneeze into your inner elbow area to stop the spread of germs! Stay home if your are ill! Do not return until you are 24 hours free of a fever without the use of over the counter fever reducers. Stay home until you are 24 hours free of vomiting or diarrhea. Stay home until you have taken your antibiotic for at least 24 hours.
REQUIRED KINDERGARTEN IMMUNIZATIONS
New regulations starting Sept. 2011: kindergarten students are required to have had 2 VAR (chicken pox) immunizations by the first day of school, in addition to those listed below.
Students must present evidence of immunizations as required in the Mass. General laws, Ch 76, Sec. 1; specifically prohibits admitting a student to school without a certificate showing that the child has been successfully immunized against Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Polio, Hepatitis B, Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenza type B, and Varicella, unless religious or medical exemptions apply. Children who are not fully immunized against these vaccine preventable illnesses are not allowed to attend school. A physical with a lead screening date, and vision/hearing screening result is also required upon entering Kindergarten. The forms are due before the first day of school. These immunizations are also required of any new student at any grade level transferring into our school system.
Health Forms Available for Printing
Confidential Student Health and Emergency Information: this form is due the first week of school. It is held in the school nurse office. The information contained on this form includes: emergency phone numbers, permission for medication administration, and student allergies and conditions.
There are 3 forms: Parents must sign two, the medication administration form and the parent permission form and return it immediately. The doctor must fill out and sign the physician permission form and return it within 10 days. For returning students, these forms are sent home at the end of the school year to be completed over the summer, then returned the first day of school. For any new student, the forms may be picked up, sent home, or printed from this site. If your child has medication at school, please send in 2 wallet sized or smaller pictures of your child for identification purposes.
ASTHMA ACTION PLAN
The pediatrician may have these forms available to them, or may print them from this site. These forms are very helpful to guide us in the treatment of your child’s asthma.
If you need this document translated, please call your child’s school principal.
Si necesita este documento traducido, por favor comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo.
Se você precisa este documento traduzido, entre em contato com a escola do seu filho.
Si vous avez besoin de traduire ce document, s’il vous plaît contacter l’école de votre enfant.