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The state has required new vaccines for this school year. This is for students in preschool, kindergarten, and grades 6-12. If your child has not received vaccines this spring, they probably still need them. Please call your school nurse if you are unsure. You can get vaccines free at the Noble County Health Dept (260.636.2978) or contact your own doctor.
All children are required by state law to have completed immunizations to attend public school. If your child is due for an immunization, please do so as soon as possible. Once your child receives the immunization, please send in documentation from your healthcare provider for his/her health record. This will prevent them from being excluded from attending school. It is recommended by the corporation that all kindergarten students have a physical and dental examination.
NOTE: Students should have 1 dose of Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine, unless child has had chicken pox. (Your school nurse must have written proof, giving month and year of disease. Parent note acceptable.) Please call your school's nurse if you have questions.
Minimum Immunization Requirements for 2010-2011 School Year - The Indiana State Department of Health is revising school immunization requirements to take effect before the 2010-2011 school year. Additional vaccines are listed below.
- Two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine for pre-school and Kindergarten students
- One meningococcal vaccine (MCV4 – meningitis) is required for all students entering 6th- 12th grades.
- One Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster is required after 10 years of age for all students entering 6th – 12th grades.
- Two varicella shots are required for grades 6-12. If your child has had the chicken pox, the varicella shots are not needed. 6th, 7th and 8th graders should have received a letter regarding these immunizations, and 5th graders will receive the letter this spring.
- Parents when your student gets vaccination shots please bring in or send in proof of those shots to your school nurse.
Requerimientos Mínimos de las Vacunas del Año Escolar 2010-2011 – El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Indiana está revisando los requerimientos para las vacunas escolares que tomarán efecto antes del año escolar 2010-2011. Las vacunas adicionales son:
- Dos dosis de vacuna varicela (chickenpox) para pre-escolares y estudiantes de Kinder
- Una vacuna de meningococo (MCV4 – meningitis) es requerida para todos los estudiantes que vayan a entrar a los grados 6- 12.
- 1 dosis de la vacuna tétano-difteria-tosferina (Tdap) adicional-“booster” requerida después de los 10 años de edad para todos los estudiantes que entren a los grados 6 – 12.
- Se recomiendan dos vacunas de varicela para los grados de 6-12. Si su hijo (a) ha ya tenido la varicela-“ chicken pox”, las vacunas de la varicela no son necesarias. Una declaración por escrito firmada por parte del padre de familia/tutor indicando el mes y el año de la enfermedad, es suficiente. Los grados 6, 7 y 8 deben haber recibido una carta referente a estas vacunas, y los alumnos del 5to grado recibirán la carta esta primavera.
- Padres de familia cuando su hijo (a) reciba sus vacunas favor de traer o enviar a la enfermera de la escuela, la prueba de estas vacunas
It is important that parents, or someone else, can be reached if an emergency should arise. Please make sure all emergency phone numbers are accurate. If there are any changes, please send them to the school immediately.
If you are going to be away for the day and are unable to be contacted, it would be helpful to send in a note with a contact person and their number should the need arise.
Medicine at School
In the event your child may need to take medication while in school, please follow this procedure:
- Submit a note from the doctor and from the parent giving the nurse permission to administer the medication. Include the name of drug, dosage amount, time it is to be given and any special instructions.
- You may send the medication with your child to school on the bus or personally bring it in.
- The medication must be in its orginal container from the pharmacy. Pills in plastic bags will not be accepted.
If you have questions or concerns with the above topics please feel free to contact the school your child attends and ask to speak with the school nurse on duty.
Informative Health Sites - The sites listed below are provided for informational purposes only. The Internet should enhance, not replace, the partnership between parents and their own physicians.