1. What paperwork is necessary for Kindergarten registration?
2. Is it necessary to let school know when my child has a physical or updated immunizations?
3. What happens if my child becomes significantly ill or injured at school?
4. When should I keep my child home from school?
5. What if my child needs medication in school?
What paperwork is necessary for Kindergarten registration?
1. Birth certificate2. Proof of residency
3. Documentation of required immunizations
4. Documentation of a physical examination (Universal Health Record Form) that was performed within 12 months of the first day of school
5. Vision examination form (not required, but highly recommended that your child have a vision exam before starting kindergarten)
Is it necessary to provide documentation when my child has a physical or updated immunizations?
It is important to keep your school nurse informed of current health conditions and diagnoses. Immunizations and other health information are documented for your child and follow your child through high school.
What happens if my child becomes significantly ill or injured at school?
The school nurse will care for your child ill or injured and perform an assessment. If your child needs to go home you will be contacted to bring him or her home. When attempts to reach a parent/guardian are unsuccessful, an emergency contact person that you listed on the emergency card will be called. If your child has a serious illness or injury, "911" will be called and you will be notified immediately.
When should I keep my child home from school?
It can be hard to know if a child is just a little under the weather or if they really do need to stay home and miss school. Often it is merely a judgment call, knowing your own child as you do, that gives you the answer. Please keep the follow in mind:
-If a child has vomiting or diarrhea -- they should stay home for 24 hours.
-If a child has a fever -- 100 degrees or higher, they should stay home for 24 hours after the fever has subsided (without using medication to alter the body temperature). If their temperature is 99.4 or higher and they are not feeling well, it may be on the way up!
-If a child complains of sore throat with headache and/or vomiting, it is suspicious for strep throat. If they have been diagnosed with strep throat, they MUST stay home until they have taken an antibiotic for 24 hours.
-If a child has discharge or crusting from eyes, please consult their pediatrician. They should be treated and be discharge-free before returning to school.
-If a child has a heavy cold or illness that prevents them from being able to focus in the classroom or may disturb the rest of the class, a day at home might make all the difference. If you are a working parent, we understand that this can present difficulties. However, you may be preventing a more serious illness by giving your child time to recover from a less serious illness.
What if my child needs medication in school?
1. Over-the-counter and/or prescription medication may be given by the school nurse after the required authorization form is received. The medication form is available on this website or from the school nurse. Dosages are to be written on the form by the doctor. Physician signature, physician stamp and parent signature are required.
2. Medication should be taken at home when possible.
3. Medication must be delivered by an adult and handed to the school nurse.
4. Medication must be in the original container and prescription medication must have prescription label attached.5. Additional forms are required for asthma and allergies that require an EpiPen.