All medical records are due by August 1st to assure entry to school in the fall.
Your child may not begin the school year unless the medical records are up to date.
If your child is new to Dayspring:
At any grade level, he/she must submit a copy of:
- A current physical exam, immunization records, and a birth certificate.
- A current record of a lead test date for Preschool and Kindergarten students.
If your child is participating in a Dayspring Contact Sports Program, you must submit an Assumption of Risk Form and a Sport’s Candidate Form with a copy of a Physical Exam from the current year and a statement from his/her Physician that your child may participate in contact sports.
If your child is entering 7th grade, he/she will need a Tdap (adult tetanus/pertussis booster) prior to entry. (Jackie O’Brien, who is the public health nurse in Attleboro, is available to administer this free of charge if it is unavailable from your Dr. If you need her services, call her at 508-223-2222).
Please remember children may NEVER carry any medications of any type into the school building.
They must always be delivered to the office by a parent and appropriate permission forms must be filled out by a parent and in most cases a physician as well. Both an OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATION PROTOCOL Form and a MEDICATION/EMERGENCY CARE Form must be completed and submitted by August 1st (in registration packet). New forms must be filled out every year. Forms are included with this letter. Additional copies are available in the school office or from the nurse, as needed. If you anticipate that your child will need an over-the-counter medication during the school year on a regular basis, you will need to provide the medication (in its original container) and permission using allowed medications and forms. Please see me for information regarding this. Medications are only administered according to the above guidelines unless an emergency arises. (A headache is NOT an emergency)
If your child has a medication that will need to be administered during the school day or an emergency medication such as an epi-pen or inhaler, please have the necessary forms filled out by your physician over the summer and personally bring the medication to the nurse at the start of the school year. Be sure to check all expiration dates on medications prior to bringing them.
All medications must be picked up the last week of school. They will be held for one week after school ends. They will be disposed of if not picked up.
Thank you for your immediate attention and prompt response to these matters
Karen J. Milton R.N.B.S.N.