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State law requires that all students under age 18 years, TK through grade 12, be immunized against certain diseases unless they are exempt for medical reasons. At the time of registration, the school is required to have proof that your child has received all currently due immunizations.

Check with your pediatrician, family physician or medical clinic to make sure your child is fully immunized. Your child may be excluded from attending school if these requirements are not met. Click this link to see a table which explains what immunizations are due at what age – Required Immunizations – English or Required Immunizations – Spanish

Ready for 7th Grade?

All students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called “Tdap”) for school in the fall. Your student will not be able to receive their class schedule without documented proof of Tdap booster. In order to meet the 7th grade requirement, the Tdap booster needs to be have given after they have turned 7 years old.

Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be severe and last for months. The immunity received from early childhood immunization for Pertussis disease wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible again to Pertussis. Immunization with Tdap can protect students, schools and communities against Pertussis. Click here for current 7th grade immunization requirements.

Click Here for Changes to California immunization requirements effective July 1, 2019

New Immunization Regulations – Effective July 1, 2019

 The upcoming changes include, but are not limited to:

  • Requiring (rather than 1) doses of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine at:
    • Kindergarten entry
    • 7th grade advancement
    • K-12 admission or transfer
  •  ​​Requiring 2 MMR doses and 3 Hepatitis B vaccine doses at admission or transfer more uniformly throughout K-12 (age restrictions are removed) 
  • Medical exemptions for new admissions may be signed only by a California licensed MD/DO
  • Each temporary medical exemption may be issued for no more than 12 months

Mandated Hearing and Vision Screenings

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California law (EC 49452, EC 49455, 17 CCR 2951) and district policy (AR 5141.3) require all students in Kindergarten, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 1th grades (hearing only) as well as students upon first enrollment in a California public school shall receive vision and hearing screenings performed by the School Nurse or other authorized person during the school year. If there is an abnormal finding, parents will be notified by letter. Please contact the School Nurse if you have any concerns regarding your child and the screening process. 

Kindergarten Oral Health Exam Requirement

California law (EC 49452.8) requires children entering kindergarten or first grade, whichever is the child’s first year in public school, have an oral health exam and present a certificate signed by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional by May 31 of that school year. Oral health assessments that occurred within 12 months prior to school entry meet this requirement. If the child does not receive this exam, the parent must file a waiver stating the reason the certificate was not obtained.

First Grade Health Examination Requirement

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California law (HS 124040, 124045, 124085) and district regulation (AR 5141.3) require that parents of each child enrolling in first grade provide verification signed by a physician, that the child received a physical examination between 18 months before to 90 days after first grade entry. If a child does not receive this exam, the parent must provide the district with a waiver stating reasons the child did not receive a physical, or the child may be sent home if the parent fails to provide this verification. 

Examinations may be available at no cost through the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program.

You can download the CHDP exam form here: Report of Health Examination FormIt is also available through the local CHDP program, schools, and provider offices.

FAQs about First Grade Health Examination Requirements and Procedures for provider and school personnel are found in the  CDPH School Handbook

Head Lice Information

Head lice is a nuisance. Prevention is key! Teach your student to avoid head to head contact, including not sharing combs, brushes, hats, scarves, head bands, helmets, and pillows. And as the saying goes, “Once a week, take a peek!” This simply means once a week, parents, take a look at your student’s scalp, especially behind the ears and at the nape of the neck, for evidence of lice or nits.

Medication Administration at School

What is the importance of proper medication administration?

  • There are a growing number of children who are chronically ill and require medications to remain stable, healthy and fully functioning.
  • Without effective medication administration, children dependent on medications may fail to achieve academic success or live healthy lives.

What does the law require of schools regarding medication administration?

California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Education Code 49423

  • Allows designated school personnel to administer medication to students as allowed by law
  • Prior to administration the school must obtain:
  • An order from a proper healthcare provider stating medication, route, dose, and frequency for an individual
  • A written statement from parent or guardian consenting for assistance regarding medication administration as stated by healthcare provider
  • Medication provided to the school in the original, labeled container

What should NOT be done when administering medications?

  • Do NOT administer unlabeled medications or medications with incomplete instructions
  • Do NOT borrow medications from another individual
  • Do NOT give expired or discolored medications
  • Do NOT return unused medications back into their container if already removed
  • Do NOT administer medication if all five rights have not been checked first.

What Universal Precautions should be taken in order to administer medications?

  • Wash hands before and after giving medications

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Michelle Romine, RN, BSN, PHN, Credentialed School Nurse,  District School Nurse Administrator

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