Happy Children

Marsha Adamo, School Nurse    

 “Healthy children are successful learners.”

 

Click on the link for a guide to know when sick is too sick for school:

 Guideline Link

 

Flu Clinic 2018

The clinic at our school will be held on October 17th

Influenza, also known as the flu, is a serious illness that affects people of all ages.  One of the best ways to prevent the flu is through vaccinations.  We are pleased to again join with the Maryland Partnership for Prevention (MPP) to offer flu vaccinations at our school.

This year, you may give permission for your child to be vaccinated using (1) an online form at www.vaccineconsent.com or (2) the hard copy form that was sent home (see below).

We urge you to protect your family from the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get a flu shot. Please visit www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm for more information about the flu vaccine.

Parent Letter: Flu Clinic Parent Letter

Forms: Consent Form (English) / Consent Form (Spanish)

 

Immunizations

A parent/guardian must provide documentation that their child meets the vaccine requirements of Maryland Immunization Law. No student will be admitted to school unless these requirements are met. Please review the Immunization Requirements for the school year beginning in the Fall of 2018.

Students with incomplete immunizations must have an appointment date for needed immunizations no later than 20 calendar days from the date of entrance.

 

New Immunization Requirements for Fall of 2018

Students Entering Preschool: Immunization Requirements (English) ; Immunization Requirements (Spanish)

Students Entering Kindergarten - 4th grade:  Immunization Requirements (English) ; Immunization Requirements (Spanish)

Students Entering 5th - 6th Grade: Immunization Requirements

 

School Physicals

All children entering a Maryland Public School for the first time, must have a physical examination by a physician or certified nurse practitioner. The physical must be completed, either nine months prior to or six months after, entering the school system. In addition, parents are responsible for informing the school of their child's educationally relevant health history, including, but not limited to, such health concerns as chronic illness, allergy and physical disability. A form will be provided at the time of registration to be completed for the school nurse.

Form: School Physical Form

 

Lead Testing Certificate

Parents or Guardians must complete a Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Blood Lead Testing Certificate for children entering: Head Start, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten or 1st Grade.

Form: DHMH Form 4620

 

Medication Administration

Specific guidelines are in place for those students who require medication during school hours. These guidelines are found in the school handbook (page 27). Parents must obtain a written order from the attending physician using the appropriate form (PS 109- Appendix 3) for both prescription and over-the-counter medications. Parents/guardians are to transport all medications to school; no medications are to be carried by students. This includes cough drops and ointments.

Medication Guidelines: Prescription Medications (PS 401)

Medication GuidelinesOver-The-Counter Medications (PS 400)

Form: Medication Orders (PS 109)

Form: Over-The-Counter Medications Authorization Form (PS 109a)

Form: Asthma Medication Administration Authorization Form (PS443)

 

Chronic Health Conditions

Please alert your child's teacher and the school nurse, of any health conditions that may impact your child's learning, daily activities, or safety at school. Written documentation of such conditions is encouraged. We will work as a team to create the best learning environment for your child.

 

Attendance/Sick Days

While attendance is important, please keep your child home if he/she is ill with a fever of 100.0 or higher, has persistent vomiting, diarrhea, etc. A child needs to stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours, without using fever-reducing medication. This will give your child time to recuperate, and help prevent the spread of germs to others.  

Please inform us of any extended absence due to surgery or illness so an alternative teaching program can be offered. 

Don't forget to send a note with your child when he/she returns to school explaining the absence.