RE: Immunization Compliance
NYS Public Health Law 2164 provides for a 14 day grace period after school begins in order to comply with the new Immunization requirements for the 2015-2016 school year. Therefore, effective October, 2015 any students with outstanding immunizations will not be permitted to attend school.
NO exceptions will be made.
Compliance can be provided on an immunization certificate signed by your health care provider or, alternatively a letter from a physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant stating the EXACT date upon which the immunization(s) will be given.
* Please understand that a note from a parent does not meet the requirements.
*** Health Alert ***
As the New York State Department of Health has issued an advisory related to Enterovirus EV-D68, we are providing you with the following information, resources and guidance to prevent and identify the symptoms related to the virus. It is essential that we continue to work together to maintain the health and safety of our children. Should you have any further questions or concerns regarding symptoms specific to your particular child, please do not hesitate to contact your health care provider.
FOOD ALLERGIES - There are many students in our school with life threatening food allergies. The most common are peanuts/nuts/shellfish & seafood. It is important that your child be as safe as possible during the school day. Please be mindful of these allergies when sending in birthday snacks. Also, foods cannot be shared. Please reinforce this with your child/children. If your child does have a food allergy, please notify the health office and teacher as soon as possible. Kindly send in a “special snack” bag for the teacher to keep in the classroom so that the teacher can offer a safe snack to your child in the event of a birthday celebration.
IMMUNIZATIONS - NO CHILD will be able to begin school without proof of immunizations. Parents will be given ample notice when booster immunizations are required. If a child is missing an immunization, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to make sure the child receives it. The child may be prohibited from school if not obtained by the required date. If there are circumstances where the student cannot receive the immunization, it must be discussed with the nurse and principal.
MEDICATION POLICY - No medication can be self administered or brought into school by the students. Proper forms must be filled out by the M.D. & parent then forwarded to the health office along with the medication in it's ORIGINAL bottle/box, labeled by a pharmacist with the child's name, dosage and frequency of dosage. An adult must bring any medications to the health office.
At the end of school year - all medications must be picked up or they will be discarded.
PHYSICALS- All new entrants and students in K, 2, 4, and 7 must have a physical either by a private physician or school physician. Physicals are due no more than 30 days after the start of school. A school physician will visit St Rose in November to perform physicals.
*If you have an appointment for a physical at a later date due to insurance or scheduling problems, please contact the nurse with the date. Reminders will be sent regarding missing physicals and school physical visits.