In order to keep Stetson Hills healthy during the sick season, please do not come to school if you are sick. If in doubt, please stay home. If you have a temperature of 100 or greater, please stay home. Make sure to cover your cough properly: inside your shirt, a kleenex or the crook of your arm/shoulder. Flu shots are available at your local drug store or at your doctor's office. It is best to get a flu shot anytime between October and March.Is it a cold, flu, or pertussis? http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/influenza/coldflupertussis.htmImportant immunization information if your child is going into 6th grade for the 2016-17 school year.IMPORTANT MEMO FOR INCOMING 6TH GRADERS!!!!The Arizona Department of Health Services requires two immunizations for school attendance which will affect your children for the 2016-2017 school year.
Students 11 years of age and older and entering 6th grade will be required to have Tdap and MCV4 to attend school. It is strongly recommended that you get these immunizations when your child turns 11 years old.
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, attenuated pertussis) will be required for students as they turn 11 years old and older if 5 years have passed since the last tetanus/diphtheria vaccine dose (DTP, DTap, or Td). Previously, a booster was given 10 years after the initial series completed, but an increase in pertussis (whooping cough) cases over the past years puts children at risk for this life-threatening disease.
MCV4 (meningococcal vaccine) will be required for students, who are either 11 years old or older entering 6th grade August, 2016. Meningococcal meningitis can be highly contagious in teen and young adults and may result in severe disability or death.
Students entering 6th grade must provide the school/Health Office with documentation of these immunizations PRIOR to beginning the school year in August, 2016. Your child may be exempted from school until these shots are obtained and documentation is provided to the school.
If your child turns 11 after the start of school, please make every effort to get the vaccinations completed and documentation brought to the school within 2 weeks of the birthday.
Exemptions to immunization requirements for religious, personal, or medical reasons are available. Please contact the School Nurse for information and forms.Reminder About Medications:PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING IN ALL MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING COUGH DROPS TO THE NURSE. AT THAT TIME, THE PARENT(S) WILL BE ASKED TO COMPLETE AND SIGN MEDICATION FORM(S). MEDICINE MUST BE IN THE ORIGINAL BOTTLE AS PRESCRIBED BY A PHYSICIAN OR IN THE ORIGINAL OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINE BOTTLE. MEDICATION THAT IS EXPIRED CANNOT BE USED. ALL MEDICATION MUST BE DISTRIBUTED BY THE NURSE, UNLESS ADDRESSED IN A MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PLAN. PLEASE CALL NURSE MICHELLE OR NURSE NICOLE AT (623) 445-5310 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS REGARDING YOUR CHILD'S MEDICATIONS.