The health and social services department coordinates and provides health and social services to promote a healthy school community and maximize educational outcomes.
When we begin hybrid learning all students need proof of immunizations or a completed certificate of exemption for immunizations, on file, the first day of in-person learning. If you need to update this information, please upload the documentation through PARENT VUE or connect with your school office. If your student plans to attend in person, the following forms must be on file at your student’s school:
- Medically verified CIS form OR
- Certificate of Exemption
Students who need medications or treatments during school, are required to have a signed medication authorization form and necessary supplies from a licensed healthcare provider before we can administer medications/treatments. A student may not attend in-person school without the ordered medication and completed medication authorization form for required medications or treatments.
If you need a medication authorization form for a student with severe asthma or anaphylaxis please complete this Severe asthma or anaphylaxis form.
Tdap immunization update 20-21
For the 2020-2021 school year all students attending grades 7 through 12 must have had one dose of Tdap vaccine:
- For students in 7th grade, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 10 to be accepted for school entry.
- For students in 8th to 12th grades, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 7 to be accepted for school entry.
MMR Vaccine Exemption Law Change 2019
As of July 28, 2019, a new state law (House Bill 1638) removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine required for school and child care attendance.
Children without a medical or religious exemption, current MMR vaccines or proof of immunity will need two doses of MMR vaccine to be allowed to start school.
Because MMR vaccine doses must be administered at least a month apart, your child may be entered into school if they have paperwork showing at least one dose of MMR vaccine by the beginning of the school year. This will place your child under conditional status for up to 30 days, at which point you will need to provide records showing your child received the second dose of vaccine.
Students can suffer academically if they miss 10% of the school year-- that's just one day every two weeks.
Complete your Health History Form for your student via ParentVue.