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Summer vacation is almost over! It’s time to be thinking about getting ready for school in August. Those students that are needing shots over the summer need to remember to bring a record of them to the school office before school starts. Wilson County Health Department will provide an immunization clinic during enrollment for any student still needing shots.
Kindergarten and preschool parents need to make sure your child is ready to start school. A copy of a physical, an official birth certificate from the state, social security number, and completed immunizations must be turned into the school office so your child may start school. I would encourage you not to wait until the last minute, as you may not be able to complete everything before school starts.
Any student who will have special medical needs at school needs to have a doctor’s order for special health care services on file in the nurse’s office. This includes special diets, snacks, or procedures done at school. This form can be picked up at the school office. It will need to be filled out and signed by their doctor and returned to the school.
Medication should be given at school only when the time between doses requires it to be given at school or if it is a medication that has a “when necessary” order. If at all possible, doses should be given at home. If it is necessary to give a medication at school, the following guidelines MUST be met:
1. The school must have a written authorization to give the medication from a doctor, dentist, nurse practitioner, PA, or optometrist. The authorization must contain:
2. A parent request form (available at the school) must be on file at the school for prescription medications or over the counter medications.
3. All prescription medication must be in the original container that has the name of the student, name of medication, and directions for administration
4. Over the counter medication must be in the original container with standard dosing information.
5. All medication will be kept in the school nurse’s office. Students that need to carry an inhaler or epi pen (for allergic reactions) must have a “permission for self administration” form on file in the school nurse’s office.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the Wilson County Health Department at 421 N. 7th (378-4455). REMEMBER THAT ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION MUST BE TURNED INTO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE YOUR CHILD WILL BE ALLOWED TO START SCHOOL.
Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Principal: Brent Mumford
20704 US 75 HWY
Buffalo, KS 66717
Toll Free – 877-596-8249
Principal/Superintendent: Dr. Don Grover
833 River Street, P. O. Box 128
Altoona, KS 66710
Toll Free – 877-596-8556