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Immunization

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IMMUNIZATION

New students will not be enrolled unless a written immunization record provided by a physician or the health department is presented at the time of enrollment and immunizations are up-to-date.  There are new requirements for Hepatitis B and Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccines (MMR) immunization for new enrollees entering Pre-school and Kindergarten.

Students who require additional vaccine doses or who lack a written record are no longer allowed a grace period. All students new to the District or transfer students within the District must show that they have received all currently required immunizations in order to be enrolled.

The immunization status of all students will be reviewed periodically. Those students who do not meet the State guidelines must be excluded from school until the requirements are met.  Students who have been exposed to a communicable disease for which they have not been immunized may be excluded from school at the discretion of the health department.

 

 

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

A comprehensive physical examination and health assessment consistent with Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) guidelines is required for all first grade students within 18 months prior to entry or up to 3 months after admission to the first grade. A CHDP or equivalent examination may be done by a private physician, by a health department clinic, or, in some instances, by the District CHDP staff.  A blood test to determine lead level is part of this examination. If help is needed in meeting the requirement for a CHDP examination, please contact your school nurse.

Physical examinations are required for Special Education programs which may be done by licensed school physicians. If parents/guardians do not wish to have their child examined at school, they must file an annual written statement to that effect with the administrators.

 

 

VISION AND HEARING

Screening of vision and hearing will be done on first admission to school, and thereafter in accordance with State mandates. Parents/guardians will be notified of any conditions requiring further attention.