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Emergency Contact Information

Illness

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Medication

Immunizations Shots and Health Records Needed

Life Threatening Health Condition

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Head lice

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EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION  

Please notify the school office when you change: Phone numbers (home, work or mobile); Pager numbers; or home address. Also, notify the school office if there are changes of names and/or phone numbers for the persons you authorized to be contacted if you cannot be reached. It is important that the school be able to contact you if your child is sick or injured.  

ILLNESS  

If your child is ill, please keep him/her home for rest and tender loving care. A child must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has vomited, he/she should not return to school until they have been able to keep food down. If your child’s doctor prescribes an antibiotic, it must be taken for 24 hours before your child returns to school. Please call the school nurse if you have any questions about your child returning to school after an illness, surgery or injury and to discuss any special health needs your child may have during the school day.  

INSURANCE  

The school does not provide health insurance for students. You may, however, purchase insurance at minimal cost through a private company. Your child will be bringing home information on a school insurance that may be of interest to you. However, this is the only insurance service that the school will provide.  

MEDICATIONS   Children who require any medications during the day must have:  

All medication must be provided to the school nurse in the original container with the prescription label for that child.. Antibiotics or other medications that are prescribed two or three times daily do not need to be given at school unless your child attends a before or after school program. If so, consult with the school nurse.

IMMUNIZATIONS  Shots and Health Records Needed  

Washington state law requires a completed and signed Certificate of Immunization Status form on file at school by the first day of your child’s attendance. Please note the immunizations required for school registration. If you have any questions please call the school nurse.   

Kindergarten through 12th grade students:  

  • Hepatitis B (series of three doses)

  • (DTP) Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (at least 4 doses with the last dose after age 4)

  • Polio (at least 3 doses with the last dose after age 4)

  • (MMR) Measles, Mumps and Rubella (two doses)

  • 6th through 8th grade - One dose of Tdap if it has been over 5 years since the last tetanus vaccine.

  • Varicella - Kindergarten and first: two doses required - Grades 2-3 and 6: one dose required

Preschool:  

  • Hepatitis B

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTP)

  • Polio

  • Hemophilus Influenza b (HIB) series

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine

  • aricella (chickenpox)

  • PCV (pneumococcal)

Life Threatening Health Condition  

The law defines life-threatening condition as "a health condition that will put the child in danger of death during the school day if a medication or treatment order and a nursing plan are not in place". Children with life-threatening conditions such as severe bee sting or food allergies, severe asthma, unstable diabetes, severe seizures, etc., are now required to have a medication or treatment order and nursing plan in place before they start school. The medication or treatment order must be from the child's licensed health care provider.

If a medication or treatment order is not provided, the chief administrator of the school is required to exclude the child until such order has been provided. This requirement applies to students with a life-threatening condition who are new to the district, and students who are already attending the school. Our exclusion procedures are in accordance with the rules (WACs) of the State Board of Education.

If your child has a life-threatening health condition that may require medical services to be performed at school, it is vital for you to immediately notify your principal or school nurse. A time will be arranged for you to meet with the principal and the school nurse prior to attending school. 

Health Screenings  

  • Vision and hearing Students are checked for distance vision and normal hearing tones in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7. Students may be checked at any time as requested by a teacher or parent with concerns.

  • Scoliosis screening A visual exam of the back for curvature of the spine is required in grades 5, 7, and 9.

  • Colorblind testing

Students are screened in kindergarten. 

Head lice  

Students are sometimes screened at school for lice and nits. Please notify the school if your child has head lice. The Longview School District has a nit free policy. -finding and treating head lice

Vaccines