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MSS Health Requirements and Forms

Meskwaki Settlement School strives to care for and keep our students safe and healthy.

Below are the listed health requirements and forms that families are to submit to the school.

The school nurse will monitor and review these forms so that all Meskwaki Settlement School students will be in good health to learn to their ability.

Linda Kaplan, R.N.

                                                                               Meskwaki Settlement School nurse

Early Childhood (Immersion program):

  1. Health physical form from a doctor
  2. Immunization must be up to date and a copy given to the school
  3. Annual Health Update form filled out by parent/guardian
  4. AEA hearing screenings will be provided to Early Childhood students with signed and returned parent permission forms
  5. Iowa Lions/University of Iowa Vision screenings will be provided with signed and returned parent permission forms

Pre-Kindergarten:          

  1. Health physical form if child was not in Early Childhood at Meskwaki Settlement School
  2. Immunization record that is up to date if child was not in Early Childhood at Meskwaki Settlement School
  3. Annual Health Update form filled out by parent/guardian
  4. AEA hearing screenings will be provided to Pre-School students with signed and returned parent permission forms
  5. Iowa Lions/University of Iowa Vision screenings will be provided with signed and returned parent permission forms

Kindergarten:

  1. Health physical form filled out from a doctor or health care provider
  2. Immunization record that is up to date
  3. Dental Screening Certificate signed by a dentist, doctor, registered nurse or health care provider

(The school nurse may provide a Dental and Vision Screening and sign the certificate if you do not have a dentist or eye doctor)

  1. Vision screening certificate performed by doctor, registered nurse or eye doctor
  2. Lead screening test done by health clinic
  3. Annual Health Update form filled out by parent/guardian

3rd Graders:

                Vision certificate done by the doctor, nurse or eye doctor

7th Graders:

Must have had an updated Tetanus and Meningitis immunization to start school.

(This is a requirement was initiated in 2014 and 2017.)

9th graders:

Dental screening Certificate signed by a doctor, nurse, dentist or dental hygienist.

12th Graders:

All students starting 12th grade must have had another Meningitis immunization before

school starts. (This is a requirement was initiated in 2017)

Middle High and High School

Any student going out for sports must have a Sports Physical turned in to the School before they may participate in school sports.

Health Concerns

The nurse should be made aware of health concerns that may influence your child’s learning.

Examples of health concerns that the school needs to know about are: Asthma, ADHD, anaphylaxis allergies, bee/severe food allergies, diabetes and seizures.

Prescription Medications

Prescription Medication Information forms, giving written parental and doctor permission, must be turned into the school before the medication can be given.  The medication must come in the original pharmacy container with correct labeling on it.

The following information must be on the Prescription request form: date, student name, medication name, administration time, administration method, signature of prescriber, parent/guardian signature, and any unusual circumstances or actions the medication may cause.

Prescription medication that is to be given 3 times a day should be given at home at breakfast, after school and bedtime.

All medications for students must be turned into the nurse’s office. Only the school nurse and school staff that have successfully passed a medication for schools course may under the direction of the school nurse administer medication to students.

Students are not allowed to have medications in their possession except for students that are responsible with the use of their inhalers for asthma, Epi-Pens for allergy/anaphylaxis and with the nurse’s review.  A written and signed Prescription Medication form for inhalers and Epi-Pens must be kept in the nurse’s office.

Over the Counter Medications

Written parental permission is required for over-the-counter medications to be given at school.

Medications will be administered by the school nurse or staff members that have completed a medication course. Antibiotics prescribed three times a day should be given at home.

Food Allergies

If your child has a known food allergy, please make certain to notify the school nurse!

Special forms need to be completed and signed by your child’s health care provider for the

school to honor special diets or food requests.

ILLNESS AT SCHOOL

In the event that a child becomes ill at school, the parent/guardian will be called. If needed, the emergency contact person on the registration form will be used. Please make arrangements so that this can be handled effectively. Be sure that all your contact phone numbers are current with our school.

Once the child has been sent home from school or stayed home from school due to illness, the child may NOT return to school or school activities for that day or evening.

Children should be on prescribed antibiotic medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS TO STAY HOME WITH ILLNESS

 Please keep your child home if they have signs of a communicable disease such as:

  • An undiagnosed skin rash or open sore
  • Head lice should be treated and combed out daily for 2 weeks
  • Red or inflamed eyes with crusting and yellow mucous present
  • Fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit of more
  • Continuous coughing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Persistent headache, earache or other discomfort
  • Following any fever, vomiting or diarrhea a child should remain at home and free from symptoms for 24 hours. This not only protects and promotes health in your child, but also the children and Staff in his/her classroom.

 

 

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