Oregon law requires that children enrolled in pubic school be adequately immunized against diptheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and rubella. On registration day, kindergarten parents must bring their child's immunization records to school. School staff will then advise about needed immunizations. Most kindergarten students will need to receive a booster dose of diptheria/tetanus vaccine and polio vaccine to meet the requirements of the law. Those who have not had one dose of measles/mumps/rubella vaccine will need one. Immunizations are available through your regular family physician or the Benton County Health Department.
If your child has a religious exemption to any vaccine which was signed prior to March 1, 2014, new documentation for your child is required. If your child has since received these vaccines, please present the dates on a Certificate of Immunization form, available at your child's school. If your child has not received these vaccines, please do one of the following BEFORE February 17, 2016. If we do not have documentation prior to this date, your child will be excluded from school beginning that day until documentation is provided.
Late fall and winter is the time of year when we start seeing an increase in cases of head lice at school. If you discover that your child has head lice, please treat them before they return to school. According to current research and management policies from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, head lice are not considered a health hazard and they are not responsible for the spread of disease. Research also indicates that the normal classroom environment is not a high risk for the spread of lice.
If a student appears to have symptoms of having head lice, a private screening may be performed by the district nurse or trained staff member. If he/she is found with live head lice or nits, he/she will be discouraged from close, direct head-to-head contact with others, but may remain in school. The child's parent or guardian will be notified that prompt, effective treatment is necessary. The students will be allowed to return to school after being treated and there is no live lice found on inspection.
It is unlikely that notice would be sent home to all the students in the classroom where an active case of lice is found, unless multiple students are infested. In such a case, parents will be encouraged to check their children for head lice for the next two weeks and treat appropriately. School officials will never disclose the name(s) of the affected student(s).
Parent resources are available on the Center for Disease Control website.
A District Wellness Council was created in 2006 to implement the district’s wellness policy and to serve as a resource to schools as they implement their own wellness initiatives. Our schools have encourage healthy lifestyles through walking trails and running paths for on-site use during recess and lunch, regular Walk/Bike to School Day events, tasting tables to encourage children to try new, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and school gardens to teach students how to grow and enjoy fresh produce.
Trish Pokrzywa, R.N., 541-757-3854
The Corvallis School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources Director, email@example.com
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