Nurse Dawn News
END of the Year Announcements
Medication Pick- Up
The end of the 2018-2019 school year is fast approaching and we need to plan now to have “ALL MEDICATION” picked up by 11:15 a.m. on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. NO MEDICATION (with the exception of asthma inhalers with current physician orders on file allowing students to carry them on person) will be given to transport home.
Parents or their designated adult will need to come to the school to sign out these medications. ALL MEDICATIONS not retrieved by 11:15 a.m. on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 will be destroyed in accordance with Alabama School Health Services Administrative Medication Policy. Please plan now!!! No exceptions will be made!!!
Upcoming 6th Grade Immunization Cards to Sparkman Middle School
Birthday School Food Policy
If you would like to bring a treat to each student in celebration of your child's birthday, you may bring each student in the class a treat bag with non-edible items (ex. pencils/pens, erasers, stickers, etc.) No candy or food product is allowed. This must be arranged with the child's classroom teacher prior to arrival.
IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME
Keeping Everyone Well
Certificate Of Immunizations ( Blue Cards)
Rising 5th Graders
The Alabama Department of Public Health requires all students who are eleven years old and older, and who will be entering sixth through eleventh grade, to provide documentation of having received a dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) vaccine. This documentation must be on a current Certificate of Immunization (COI-blue card) before the student is able to enroll for the 2018-19 school year.
If your child’s physician determines your child is to be medically exempt from this vaccine requirement, that exemption must be documented. Religious exemptions are available from the Public Health Officer at the Madison County Health Department, and must be documented on the Religious Exemption certificate issued by that department.
The Tdap vaccine is available from your child’s private physician, the Madison County Health Department and military immunization clinics. Information regarding this requirement and the vaccine is available from the Alabama Department of Public Health (www.adph.org), your private physician, or from your school nurse. If you have questions or would like a copy of the COI, notify your school nurse.