Immunizations & Health Screenings

Immunizations Certificate of Immunization

  • Diphtheria/Pertussis/Tetanus (DPT/TD) - 5 Doses
    A booster of Tdap is required for 7th grade
  • Polio Vaccine - 4 Doses
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) - 2 Doses before entrance to Kindergarten
  • Hepatitis B - 3 Doses
    For entrance to Kindergarten
    For entrance into 7th grade - All students K-11
  • Varicella - 1 or 2 doses, depending on age, 2 doses are now required for entrance into Kindergarten and grade 7
  • Tuberculin Test as required by Board of Health Criteria
  • Lead Screening is required for entrance into Kindergarten

A private physician's examination, which includes immunization information, is required for all students upon entrance into K, 4, 7, 10 and all transfer students and any student who is participating in a school sponsored sport at the middle or high school level.

Mandatory Health Screening Programs

  1. Physical Examination: Due at the beginning of the school year for grades K, 4, 7 and 10. All students must have a current Physical Examination on file (within the last 365 days) before participating in any sport.
  2. Lead screening: The Department of Public Health regulations require that all children entering kindergarten present documented evidence of lead screening.
  3. Vision: Done annually in the fall in grades K-5, 7 and 9.
  4. Hearing: Done annually in the fall in grades K-3, 7 and 9.
  5. Postural Screening: Done annually in the spring in grades 5-9.
  6. Height, Weight and BMI Calculations: Done annually in grades 1 ,4, 7 and 10.

Medication Policy

Only a physician is legally authorized to prescribe medication, this includes over the counter medication. If at all possible medication should be given at home before or after school hours. A student who needs to take any medication during school hours must have a signed permission slip from parent/guardian and the physician. Medication (in a pharmacy labeled bottle) is kept locked in the clinic and taken under the supervision of the nurse. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be given at the discretion of the school nurse, if the parent/guardian has signed the permission form.

CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TRANSPORT ANY MEDICATION, INCLUDING OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINES. The only exception: students at NHS and the middle schools are allowed to carry their own epi-pen and/or inhaler (with written permission from their physician on file in the clinic.)

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