What is necessary for completed Kindergarten registration?
1. Birth certificate.2. Copy of completed immunizations.3. A comprehensive physical completed within 12 months prior to the first day of the school year.4. Recommended vision evaluation.5. Proof of residency.Back to Top
Is it necessary to let school know when my child has a physical or updated immunizations?
It is always important to keep the health information updated on your child.The health appraisal form where all documentation takes place, follows each student until High School graduation. When entering college it is important to have all immunizations and health information current. Yes, it would be a good idea to keep the school informed of all health updates.Back to Top
What happens if my child becomes ill or injured at school?
Your child will be taken care of and an assessment will be made. The School Nurse will use the emergency information collected the first day of school to contact parents/guardians/other caregivers, if the child is ill or slightly injured. If your child has a serious injury, we will call "911" and will contact parents immediately.Back to Top
When should I keep my child home from school?
I know from expeience that it is, at times, hard to know if a child is REALLY sick or if they really need to stay home and miss school. Many times it is merely a judgement call, something from inside, knowing your own child as you do, that gives you the answer. (Sometimes we all make mistakes at that also!) A few rules of thumb may be helpful in offering you some guidance:- If a child has vomiting or diarrhea -- they should stay home.- If a child has a fever -- 100 degrees or higher, they should stay home for 24 hours after the fever has subsided. Please be aware that if their temperature is 99.4 or higher, the fever may be on the way up!- If a child complains of sore throat in combination with headache and /or vomiting, it is suspicious for strep throat. If they have strep throat, they MUST stay home until they have taken antibiotics for 24 hours.- If a child has discharge or crusting from eyes, please consult a pediatrician. They should be treated and be discharge-free before returning to school.- If a child has a heavy cold or any illness that prevents them from being able to focus in the classroom or might disturb the rest of the class, a day at home might make all the difference. If you are a working parent, I know that this can present difficulties, however, you might be preventing a more serious illness by giving your child time to recover from a less serious illness.Back to Top
What if my child needs medication in school?
Medication Guidelines are in place in order to insure the safety of all children.Please call the health office for those guidelines.Medication will only be administered in school under circumstances that follow the criteria below:1.The Parent/Guardian must provide a written request for the administration of the prescribed medication at school.Their is a "Authorization to Administer Medication Form" available on the web site, under Forms.2. Written orders are to be provided to the school from the private physican before the medication can be administered.3. The medication should be brought to school in the original container, by the parent Back to Top