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Senior Immunization Records
Parents can access their student’s immunization record through the Parent Portal on Infinite Campus. This record is available throughout the student’s time attending Parkway School District until graduation, May 17, 2012. This is a very important record and only copies of the original should be given to those requiring proof of vaccines. Many colleges require a record of the student’s immunizations for admission/enrollment and the vaccine record is often required for employment. If you need additional copies of your student’s vaccine record, contact Jessica White, (314) 415-5063.
When it is necessary for your child to take medicine at school it is the responsibility of the PARENT/FAMILY TO PROVIDE THE MEDICINE. No medicine will be provided by the school. In addition, the procedures listed below must be followed:
Over-the-Counter Medication may be handled in one of two ways. Students may carry the medicine with them to take as needed with a signed note from a parent giving the student permission to take the medicine. If the medicine is left the health room to be given by the nurse it must be accompanied by a written doctor's order and a "Parent Request for Administration of Medication at School" form. The doctor's order and parent form will be kept in the student's health file in the nurse's office. The medicine must be in the original container.
Prescription Medicine must be kept in the nurse's office at all times and dispensed by the nurse or health aide assistant. The medicine must be in the current labeled container from the pharmacy with dispensing directions. The "Parent Request for Administration of Medication at School" form must be on file in the nurse's office. If the prescription must be given at home as well as during school hours, ask your pharmacy to supply two labeled containers, one for home and one for school. Prescription refills must be sent in a new dated container. Controlled substance medications will be counted and verified by parent and nurse with proper documentation on file before the medicine will be dispensed to the student.
The Public School law of Missouri (Section 167.181 RSMo Supp.1996) states in part: " It is unlawful for any student to attend school unless he/she has been immunized as required under the rules and regulations of the department of heath". To remain in school, students must receive immunization as soon as the become due. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has stated new guidelines pertaining to immunizations. 1) A four- day grace period will be allowed in the spacing of immunizations. That is, vaccine doses administered up to four days before the minimum interval or age can be counted as valid. 2) Td booster may be given five years after last DTaP/DPT. 3) All students must present documentation of month, day, and year of each immunization. 4) Students must present immunization record to school, and all immunizations must be up-to-date before being permitted to attend classes. 5) To remain in school, students "in progress" must receive immunizations as soon as the become due. 6) Religious and Medical exemptions will be allowed
Should my student attend school with this illness?
As a parent, it is sometimes difficult to know when to send your student to school and when to keep them home. Parkway school nurses created a brochure entitled, “Attendance at School: Should my child be in school with this illness?” The information in this article is from that brochure.
FEVER: Every home should have a thermometer available to take your child ’s temperature. Fevers are generally a sign of an infection. Your student may attend school with a temperature of less than 100 degrees F. However, students should stay home for 24 hours after a fever over 100 degrees has returned to normal (without Tylenol or Advil).
PAIN: An earache should be evaluated by your student’s doctor, but staying home from school is not required. If your student has a toothache, contact your dentist. Your student should stay home if headaches are severe and do not respond to acetaminophen or ibuprofen. If headaches persist, contact your doctor.
RED EYES: When the white part of the eye appears red and produces a yellow or green crusty material, you should contact your doctor during office hours. Your child may have conjunctivitis (commonly called “pink eye”). Conjunctivitis is a common but troublesome condition which may be a contagious infection. Your student may need prescription eye medication. Your student may return to school after using the prescribed medication for 24 hours. Remember to wash your hands frequently!
COLD, SORE THROAT, COUGH: Children average six to eight colds per year. Your student may attend school if they do not have a fever. Call your doctor if cold symptoms and a cough are associated with a fever or if they do not improve. Remind everyone in the family to wash their hands frequently.
RASH: A rash is usually the sign of a viral illness. It may also be a reaction to a medication or chemical (plants, detergents). If your student has an unusual rash or it is associated with a fever, contact your doctor. Keep your student home from school until you have discussed the rash with your doctor. When you call the doctor, you need to know: 1. The location, color and texture of the rash; 2. When the rash began; 3. If your child has a fever; 4. If your child has been exposed to other children with a contagious illness.
STOMACHACHE, VOMITING, DIARRHEA: If your student has vomiting and/or diarrhea, he/she should be kept at home until symptoms have resolved for approximately 12 hours and he/she can keep down food and liquids. Consult your doctor if fever and/or stomach pains persist or if your student is not eating and drinking and appears dehydrated (dry mouth, no tears, and sunken eyes, urinates less than 4 times in 24 hours). Remember to wash your hands. When you call the doctor, you need to know: 1. When the illness began; 2. How often the vomiting or diarrhea is occurring; 3. If your child has lost any weight; 4. If your child also has a fever; 5. If your child is able to drink and retain liquids.
Students sometimes stay home from school for reasons other than illness. Unnecessary absences from school may have a negative effect on your student’s attitude, work habits and progress. Use your own good common sense and remember:
SICK students belong at home – WELL students belong at school.
This information is not intended as medical advice, but as simple guidelines to follow until you can contact your doctor or healthcare provider for advice. Always consult your doctor during office hours, or immediately, if any symptoms become severe