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IMPORTANT: Health Records

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope you are enjoying the summer break!

We would like to remind you that all new students as well as returning students entering the School Entry Level (SEL), Grade 5 and Grade 9 are required to have a new Health Inventory Form and an updated proof of immunization to be on file in the nurse’s office. In case of a changed health status of a student an updated Health Inventory Form is also required.

All students in SEL and Grade 1 are required to have at least two doses of Varicella Vaccine (unless they have had an active outbreak), and all students entering 7th and 8th grade have must have received a single dose of Tdap and a single dose of Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination within the last ten years. The Health Forms for the School Entry Level through grade 12, along with the current vaccine requirements can be found on the school website under ADMISSIONS > Forms in the “Health Forms” tab .

For preschoolers, the appropriate Heath Forms and vaccine requirements by “current age” can also be found on our website ADMISSIONS > Forms in the “Health Forms” tab.

Please turn in all required health forms and proof of current vaccinations to the nurse’s office or send them directly to mpitman@dswash.org on or before August 17, 2017.  If your child has had the required immunizations in another country, the Health Department will accept a copy of the immunization book as proof of vaccinations.

The Health Department inspects all student records every school year.  If your child is not compliant with immunization requirements, the inspectors can take measures to have your child exempt from attending school in Montgomery County. 

Any health issues such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, etc.  requiring your child to receive medication at school must have the mandatory Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication form for each medication completed and signed by a health care provider.  This form and the student’s labeled medication must be delivered to the Nurse’s Office on the first day of school. If your child suffers from severe allergies or asthma requiring emergency action, an Anaphylaxis/Severe Allergy/Food Allergy Health Care Planmust be filled out by the health care provider for any child having these conditions and brought to the Nurse’s Office.

These forms can be found on our website under ADMISSIONS > Forms in the “Health Forms” tab.

Please remember that students are not permitted to carry or self-administer any type of medication/ supplement during school hours or activity unless the parents or guardians has submitted the Self-Carry / Self-Administration of Emergency Medication Authorization/Approval and signed off by the School Nurse.

The School Nurse is not permitted to administer over-the-counter medication to students unless an Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication has been completed by the health care provider and parents, and has been submitted to the School Nurse along with the labeled medication.  If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at mpitman@dswash.org or 301.767.3814. 

Sincerely,

 

Martina Pitman, BSN-RN

Schulkrankenschwester

School Nurse 

301.767.3814

mpitman@dswash.org

 

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