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Important Immunization and Health Information — please read letter below. 

Incoming 7th Graders Parent Letter

Incoming 12th Graders Parent Letter

Immunizations

Immunization Requirements for 2017-2018: The school nurse/assistant must be provided with a record/document of the student receiving the required immunization and date(s) within the first 14 days of the school year. According to Section 3313.671, on the 15th day after the start of school, school it will be necessary to exclude all students from school who do not meet the above requirements. Please refer to the updated immunization chart for the 2017-2018 school year to see which immunizations are required for the student (based on grade level).

Immunization Exemption/Waiver: If the student is to be opted out of receiving any/all immunizations due to personal reasons, spiritual/religious beliefs, and/or medical reason/contraindications, the student must turn in the immunization exemption/waiver form within the first 14 days of the school year. According to Section 3313.671, on the 15th day after school entrance it will be necessary to exclude all students from school who do not meet the above requirements. A doctor’s signature is required for any vaccine exemptions due to medical reasons/contraindications. An immunization exemption/waiver form must be turned in each school year.

Medication Administration

Consistent with our district and building policy, all over-the-counter and prescription medications will need to be stored and administered with the accompanied school clinic personnel.  This includes but not limited to: Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, seasonal allergy medication, sleeping aids, Pepto Bismol, Tums, cough drops, vitamins, supplements, nasal sprays, eye/ear drops, birth control, prescription soap/wash, prescription ointments, etc. The proper paperwork must also be completed and returned to the school nurse/aid to allow the student to be administered medication at school. School personnel will NOT administer any medication to a student unless they have received a form properly completed and signed by the prescriber and the parent/guardian. In order to protect the safety of the school personnel and the student, there will be no exceptions to this policy.

Complete this form for all prescription and over-the-counter medications that you want a school nurse/aid to administer to your child during school hours.
If the student is to self-carry/self-administer any prescription and/or over-the-counter medications, this form must be completed and signed by the doctor and parent/guardian. School personnel is NOT responsible for carrying and administering the medication. The student is responsible of carrying and administering the appropriate dose of the medication at the appropriate time/frequency for the appropriate reason. The student must not share the medication with any other students. If caught doing so, the appropriate discipline measures will be taken.
Controlled drugs, such as SCHEDULE #2 DRUGS (Ritalin, Adderall, etc.) may NOT be self-carried and self-administered by students. A “Prescriber And Parent/Guardian Request” form must be completed and signed by the doctor and parent/guardian for school personnel to administer the medication to the student.

Not sure which form you need? Take a look at this medication diagram.

Asthma

If the student has asthma or has recently been diagnosed with asthma, an asthma action plan must be completed and signed by the doctor and parent/guardian. Forms and inhaler must be turned into the school nurse/aid.

  • Fill out pages 1 and 2 if an inhaler will be provided to the school nurse/aid and the student will NOT be carrying an inhaler.
  • Fill out pages 1-3 if the student will be self-carrying/self-administering an inhaler. A back-up dose of the inhaler is required in the school clinic if the student is to self-carry/self-administer an inhaler.

Severe Allergies

If the student has severe/life threatening allergies or has recently been diagnosed with severe/life threatening allergies, an allergy action plan must be completed and signed by the doctor and parent/guardian. Forms and medications must be turned into the school nurse/aid.

  • Fill out pages 1 and 2 only if an epi-pen and/or benadryl will be provided to the school nurse/aid and the student will NOT be carrying an epi-pen. Benadryl must be provided to the clinic if applicable.
  • Fill out pages 1-3 if the student will be self-carrying/self-administering an epi-pen. A back-up dose of the epi-pen is required in the school clinic if the student is to self-carry/self-administer an epi-pen. Benadryl must also be provided to the clinic if applicable.

Seizures

If the student is being treated for a seizure disorder, a seizure action plan must be completed and signed by the doctor and parent/guardian. Forms and medications (if applicable) must be turned into the school nurse/aid. Emergency medication for seizures (diastat) should be provided to the school clinic, if applicable.

Diabetes

If the student is being treated for diabetes, a diabetes action plan must be completed and signed by the doctor and parent/guardian. Forms and medications (insulin, glucagon) must be turned into the school nurse/aid if student is not permitted to carrying medications. If a student is to have back up juice/snacks, in case of a hypoglycemic event, please provide that to the school nurse/aid.

504 Plan

Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Ohio House Bill 264, student’s with diabetes are eligible for a 504 Plan through the Fairview Park City School District to ensure safe participation in our schools programs – both academic and extracurricular. A Section 504 Plan enables the Fairview Park City School District to offer health accommodations and other support to assist your child while at school and during school related activities. This plan also can be used to make sure that the student, the parents/guardians, and school personnel understand each of their responsibilities to ensure your child’s safety. A 504 Plan is an option for parents and their child, not mandatory. We encourage you to contact the school counselor, at your earliest convenience, if you are interested in pursuing the 504 process so we can begin the discussion of how a 504 plan can address your child’s health care needs.  Please know, that we will continue implement the Diabetes Action Plan, to provide for your student’s diabetes care needs at school, should you choose not to explore the 504 plan.

Should I keep my child at home?

Keep your child home if any of the following should occur:

  • Diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  • Severe cough
  • Severe cold
  • Undetermined rash
  • Temperature of 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
  • Red, watery, burning, itching eyes
  • Vomiting within the past 24 hours
  • Lice in hair
  • Strep is suspected, but results of a throat culture have not been received.
  • Positive throat culture for strep throat.  Student may return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has begun.
  • Any symptoms of acute illness such as persistent cough or runny nose with body aches.

The above symptoms/conditions may mean the start of a communicable disease or nuisance condition that could affect many of the other children in your child’s classroom. Also, your child may be too sick to learn in school that day. In fairness to all children, keep your child home until you can determine what else may be developing.

Your child should look and feel like him/herself for 24 hours before returning to school.  Why?

  • To protect your child from exposure to more infection before he/she is able to build resistance
  • To protect other children and school staff from communicable diseases that your child may transmit.

Remember: Hand washing is the most effective means of preventing the spread of communicable diseases. When washing hands, friction and lather hands for 30 seconds under hot or lukewarm water (this is the minimum time needed to eliminate bacteria).  This includes rubbing them for 10-15 seconds.

District Nurse/Middle and High School Nurse
Sonum Patel, RN
spatel@fairview.k12.oh.us
(440) 356-3500 ext. 4109
Fax: (440)356-3529

 

Gilles-Sweet Elementary School Nurse
Erica Wiegand, LPN
ewiegand@fairview.k12.oh.us
Number: 440.356.3525 ext. 2109
Fax:  440.356.3701

 

Early Education Center Medical Assistant
Justine Sutich
jsutich@fairview.k12.oh.us
Number: 440.356.3515 ext. 2107
Fax: 440.356.3544

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