Parents, below are some things I need from you to help ensure your student(s) remain healthy and safe at school.
Forms – Everyone hates filling them out but I have to have the following: Emergency medical form with current working phone numbers of emergency contacts. Please update phone numbers if they change. Also use the bottom section to alert us of allergies, medical conditions, or medicines being taken by your child.
If your child has asthma, diabetes, seizures or allergies to food, insects, latex, or anything else that is potentially life threatening, you must complete & return the forms you were sent regarding these conditions. If your child requires an Epi Pen or inhaler you MUST supply these. These medicines could save your child’s life in an emergency and need to be available to him/her at school. Emergency medications may be carried by the student, kept in the clinic, or transported on a daily basis in a book bag or purse.
Any student who does not keep their medication in the clinic is responsible for bringing it to school EVERY DAY.
All prescription medications require a signed doctor’s order
Tylenol/Ibuprofen- all students in grades 6-12 will be given a new form at the beginning of the each school year. Even if you have filled one out in the past, please complete the new one and return it by the due date. All old forms will be discarded on the date the new forms are due. If your child does not have a new form on file they will not be given Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
All students entering 7th grade are required to have documentation of a Tdap and meningitis vaccination. Pertussis is on the rise and this new requirement was enacted in 2010.The Meningitis is a new requirement beginning in 2016. Please send documentation to school.
Beginning in 2016 all Seniors are required to have either a Meningitis booster shot , or their initial meningitis vaccine. There are age specifications which determine how many Meningitis vaccines your student is required to have. Please check with your doctor.
Please notify the school if your child has a confirmed case of a communicable disease. This helps us keep track of if there is a large number of cases in a class or grade level. I try to notify parents if we are aware of, for example, strep throat so you can monitor your
child for signs and symptoms.
If you have questions, concerns, or need to discuss an issue regarding your child please call me during school hours. If the issue is non urgent, you can email me at sharron [dot] harperlabrae [dot] school.
- Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep your child healthy and safe at school