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September 8, 2014 - Recently, the news has been reporting about an increase in the number of children in the Midwest who are being hospitalized due to complications from a viral infection (Enterovirus D68). Click here to read the District's recent article on the subject or click here to visit the CDC's website.
Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for your child. Staff is available at every school to assist students with health needs and dispense medication as needed per doctor’s prescription and parent instructions. Your school can provide you with their health and medication procedures.
Oregon state law requires that students have received appropriate vaccinations for school entry. To view the State of Oregon’s complete list of Immunization and Dosage Requirements, click here.
Kindergartners and other students new to the District will not be allowed to start school without the required immunizations.
School administrators are required to exclude from school those students not having proof of at least one dose of each of the above-noted immunizations. The only exceptions are those children who have health problems that would prevent them from receiving the inoculations and those whose religious teachings oppose immunizations.
Immunization Exclusion Day - annual date designated by the State Health Department - when students without complete immunizations or exemptions are sent home and not allowed to return to school until the requirements are completed.
Beginning March 1, 2014, there is a new process parents must follow to claim a non-medical exemption and opt out of required immunizations for school. Senate Bill 132A requires that parents who would like to claim non-medical exemptions must submit a document showing either:
An informational flyer about the new regulations is provided here and a Q&A document is available here.
Immunizations may be obtained from your medical provider. Also, the Washington County Health & Human Services (HHS) Department operates several clinics that offer a variety of services, including immunizations. Please visit the Washington County HHS web site or contact them at (503) 846-4955 for more information about services and locations.
Below are some guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school. The recommendations are based on the guidelines provided by the Communicable Disease Program of the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services. They were developed to help prevent the spread of potentially contagious disease.
Home is the best place for a child who is ill. If your child is sick with a diagnosed communicable disease, please notify the school as soon as possible. This notification will greatly assist others who, due to medical reasons and/or treatments, have weakened immune systems and may require immediate and specialized care.