September 2014 Welcome Back!
The RI Legislative governing body has recently made changes to the health regulations that govern RI School Health Programs. One major change involves the administration of any medication in the school; regulation RIGL 20.2.1 . Past regulations have allowed districts to administer over the counter medications with the parent's permission. This will no longer be the case. All medications prescribed or over the counter (Tylenol, Benadryl, Ibuprofen, Tums and cough drops), will require a written doctor's orders and your permission.
RIDH have enacted their immunization regulations to become effective August 1, 2015 rather than original date August 1, 2014.
Students entering PK: added series are Rotavirus, Hepatitis A and influenza.
Students entering K: Polio series has changed. All children will need documentation of a dose of polio given after 4 years of age (even if 4 doses were given before 2 years of age)
Students entering Gr. 6: Need a 2 nd Varicella booster.
Students entering Gr. 7: Need 1 dose of HPV series, Tdap and MCV.
Just a friendly reminder, for those who have not submitted their physicals and immunizations, I will be contacting you. Students interested in sports, will not be able to participate without this vital health information.
As always, I can be reached at either school via phone or email. Welcome Back.