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IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR:
 
·  1 dose of Tdap vaccine for entry into 7th & 8th grade
·  1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine for entry into 7th & 8th  grade
 
If you are a parent/guardian of a student currently in 6th grade and have not done so already, please request an up-to-date shot record from your child's doctor as soon as possible and provide it to the school nurse.  If necessary, make an appointment to obtain the required vaccination(s).  As stated in the attached letter, students who DO NOT have proof of the required vaccinations on the school health record may be excluded from school at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.  
 
Contact Nurse Boyce at any time with questions or concerns.
 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Office #: 301-863-9585 x48106
Fax #: 301-863-9586.
 
A Message from the St. Mary’s County Health Department about Enterovirus D68-8/12/14: Enterovirus D68
 
Medical Forms
Medical forms (Physicals, Medication Orders, Emergency Action Plans, Lead Forms, Updated Shot Records, etc) can be submitted to the Wellness Center at any time.  Feel free to call, stop by, or email me for additional information. As a friendly reminder, please do not send any medications to school with your child. All medications should be brought in by an adult. 
 
Wellness Center Donations
The following donations are always welcome for use in the Wellness Center:
 
- Disinfecting Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer (70% alcohol)
- Paper Towels
- Ziploc Baggies (Sandwich and Gallon sizes)
- Tissues
- New Underwear (Sizes 4-16 Boys and Girls)
- Post-it Notes (all sizes)
- Gently Used Uniforms
 
CPCS Dress Code
Please review our dress code policy here.
 
Food in the Classroom
Please follow the school's policy regarding food in the classroom. Our CPCS Handbook states “CPCS requests that parents do not send in food items for birthdays or other individual holidays without permission. Teachers will decide how to appropriately recognize birthdays within their respective classrooms and then inform their parents.”  In addition, please remind your child not to share foods with their classmates at any time during the school day. 
 
Sick Day Guidelines
While school attendance is vital to your child’s education, a sick child belongs at home.  Please review the Sick Day Guidelines below to assist you in making that decision. As with any illness, follow up with your doctor as needed.  
                     
Please consider keeping your child home if he or she:
 
  • Has a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher within the past 24 hours
  • Has been vomiting within the past 24 hours
  • Has any signs or symptoms of an acute illness
 
Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as:
 
  • Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite
  • Productive coughing, sneezing
  • Headache, body aches, earache
  • Sore throat
A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Contact your doctor as your child may need a special test to determine if it is strep throat.
 
If your child does stay home, please make sure to use the "Report a Student Absent” link on our school website or send in a note upon his or her return.  Please refer to the SMCPS Student Handbook for further information regarding the Student Attendance policy.
As always my door is open.  Please feel free to contact me at any time at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-863-9585 x 4.
I am always happy to help.  Stay well!