I am looking forward to a safe and healthy new 2014- 2015 school year with your child!
All medications to be given at school must be brought to the clinic by a parent or adult. Students are not permitted to carry medication on them with notes from parents.
Medications can not be transported to or from school on the bus.
All medication must be in their original container. Most pharmacies on request will provide a second bottle for doses required during the school day.
One of the most effective ways to stay healthy and prevent illness is to wash your hands. A 20 second scrub, with warm water and soap will help wash those germs away. Encourage your child to wash their hands before eating, after using the restroom and whenever necessary. Encourage them to keep their hands away from their face, out of their eyes, nose and mouth.
I hope your students have a safe and healthy school year!
When your child has turned 11 years old, they will be able to receive the following vaccines:
Tdap-one dose is required instead of the 10-year booster. If your child has had a tetanus-containing
vaccine in the past five years, the Tdap will not be required until after 5 years has passed.
Varicella - (chicken pox) -Two doses are required. If your child has had the chicken pox disease the
vaccination is not required.
Meningococcal (MCV4)- One dose is required to protect from meningococcal meningitis.
(These vaccines are required before admission to 7th grade)
6th grade Spinal Screening for Scoliosis
All 6th grades students will be screened for scoliosis, which is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine and can become more noticeable during the adolescent growth spurt.
Students will be screened modestly, privately and individually during their scheduled PE class.
Screening dates are: To be scheduled in 2015.
Information letters will be sent home with the 6th grade students prior to their screening.
Vision & Hearing Screening
All 5th grade students will have vision and hearing screening performed. 6th grade students will have vision and hearing screening as needed. Please have your child wear their glasses or contacts daily if they are prescribed.
Illness at School
Illness at school will be assessed in the school clinic. A child who demonstrates the following may be sent home from school: fever 100 or greater, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, severe stomachache, headache or earache, child who is too ill to function in the classroom.
Please remember to communicate all new work, cell, home phone numbers, change of address, change of emergency pick up information to the front office.