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Health Office Guidelines To Promote A Healthy Environment For All Students and Staff

  • If your child becomes ill or is injured during the school day, the Health Office will notify the parent(s)/ guardian(s) so arrangements can be made for your child to be taken home. Emergency information cards must be kept current. Home, parent(s)/guardian(s) work, and day care phone numbers are required. A note or phone call to the Health Office about a change in work or home phone numbers is important.
  • Please keep your child at home if an elevated temperature is present. Temperatures should be normal for 72 hours (without Tylenol) before he/she returns to school (during coronavirus, contact Nurse for recent updates). Children with a temperature of 100 or above cannot stay in school, and parents will be notified to pick them up.
  • Please notify the Health Office if your child develops a communicable disease (strep throat, chicken pox, head lice, impetigo, scarlet fever, pink eye, etc.). Note: If you take your child in for a throat culture, DO NOT send them back to school until the results come back negative, or they have been on a antibiotic for 24 hours.
  • If your child has vomited or had diarrhea, please keep him/her home until 24 hours after the last episode.
  • Please send a note from the doctor if your child has any activity limitations or will need to remain out of physical education or indoors at recess for more than 2 days.
  • Children should be dressed appropriately for the season and specific weather, as Elementary students go outside most days for recess.
 
Mandatory Immunization
 
Wyoming School Immunization Requirements
Kindergarten - Grade 12
Effective 2011-2012 School Year (Updated 07111)
Minimum Immunization Requirements:
Parents/guardians must provide proof of immunization or provide documentation of medical or religious exemption from
mandatory immunizations.
 
Vaccination for Kindergarten - Grade 6 Grade 7-12
Diphtherialtetanus/acellular pertussis (DtaP) or Diphtherialtetanus/pertussis (DTP) (1) or Diphtherialtetanus (DT) 5 doses Complete Series (ie Td if > age 7)
Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib) 1-4 doses (2) n/a
Hepatitis B (hep B) 3 doses 2-3 doses (3)
Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) 2 doses 2 doses
Polio (IPV) 3-4 doses (4) 3-4 doses
Tetanus/diphtherialcellular pertussis (Tdap) 5 n/a 1 dose (6)
Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses (or documented history of disease (7) 2 doses (or documented history of disease) (7)

Footnotes:
  1. If a fourth (4th) dose ofDTaP vaccine was administered on or after a child's fourth (4th) birthday, and at least six (6) months has passed since the third (3rd) dose, a fifth (5th) dose is not required.
  2. The number of primary doses ofHib vaccine is determined by vaccine product and age the series begins. If a child has not received the completed series ofHib vaccine and is younger than 60 months (5 years) of age, the child should receive one (I) dose ofthe Hib vaccine. Hib vaccine is not required for children older than 59 months of age.
  3. Students who are in the 11th or 12th grade during the 2010-2011 school year will be required to have at least 2 doses of
    hepatitis B vaccine, according to the previous Rules and Regulations for School Immunizations.
  4. Children who receive three (3) doses ofIPV before the fourth (4th) birthday should receive a fourth (4th) dose before or at
    school entry. The fourth (4th) dose is not needed ifthe third (3rd) dose is given on or after the fourth (4th) birthday. If all four (4) doses are given after six (6) weeks ofage and are all separated by at least four (4) weeks, a fifth (5th) dose is not needed, even if the fourth (4th) dose was administered before four (4) years of age.
  5. Children eleven (II) years of age and older should receive the Tdap vaccine. Children with a medical contraindication to the pertussis (whooping cough) antigen should receive Td instead ofthe Tdap vaccine. Tdap vaccine may be administered to a child regardless of the interval since the last tetanus- or diphtheria-toxoid containing vaccine.
  6. If a child in grades seven (7) through 12 received a Td booster after their seventh birthday but before age II, he/she will be exempt until 10 years have elapsed since that dose was given. During the 2011-2012 school year, any student in grades eight (8) through 12 is considered exempt with the immunization requirements for TDaP. If the 7th-12th grader does not have a history of receiving any diptheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccinations, he/she will need 3 doses per the
    catch up schedule using Td (Tdap can be substituted for one of the three doses).
  7. If a child has had chickenpox, the parent, guardian, school nurse, or physician must provide a written statement for the student's permanent school record.