ANNUAL HEALTH UPDATES
Please remember to keep your child's school nurse updated about any medical issues or concerns. The MSAD 51 Health History Form is a great tool to provide these updates as needed.
Student Health History Form
All children attending a public or private school in Maine MUST have a minimum of the following immunizations:
- 4 DTaP
- 3 Polio
- 1 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
- 1 Varicella (chickenpox)
- 5 DTaP (4 DTaP if 4th is given on or after 4th birthday)
- 4 Polio (3 Polio if the 3rd is given on or after the 4th birthday)
- 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
- 2 Varicella (chickenpox)
- 1 Tdap
- 1 Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4)
- 2 MCV4, only one dose is required if the 1st dose is given on or after 16th birthday
Don’t forget your child’s flu shots! Make appointments with your provider as early as possible to get the most benefit from your yearly vaccine! For more information about seasonal flu and how to protect your child.
Flu Prevention Information
Watch the Do Your Part to Stop the Spread of Flu Video
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
In order for your child to receive any medication (YES, even acetaminophen and ibuprofen) at school, we need a signed permission slip to be updated yearly. We encourage all routine daily medication administration to take place at home. However, we recognize that in some cases, your child may need to take medication during the school day. If you need to set up a plan for your child to take any medication during the school day, please contact the nurse to discuss the policy. You will need to print, sign, and return this permission slip to the nurse yearly.
NOTE: MSAD #51 POLICY REQUIRES ALL MEDICATION TO BE IN THE ORIGINAL PRESCRIPTION OR OVER-THE-COUNTER CONTAINER AT SCHOOL, WITH SIGNED PARENT CONSENT FORM.
CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS
If your child has any medical problems, please them discuss with the nurse every year. If necessary, work with the nurse to develop a plan for your child’s care at school. Open communication and collaboration will help to ensure your child's safety! If your child has any medical problems, please them discuss with the nurse every year. If necessary, work with the nurse to develop a plan for your child’s care at school. Open communication and collaboration will help to ensure your child's safety! Please print and complete the appropriate form for your use. Please return your completed, signed form to your school nurse.
Visit this link to learn how to recognize and respond to a concussion, be alert for other serious brain injuries, and how to safely return to school and sports. Contact your school nurse to report ALL suspected concussions and talk about next steps!
Hearing and Vision Screening
Grade 5 (students are screened for hearing and vision in October)
Grade 7 (students are screened during physical education class)
Grade 9 (students are screened for distance vision)
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will only be contacted by the School Nurse if students do not meet Maine Department of Education standards.
Note per Maine Law: A student whose parent objects in writing to screening on religious grounds shall not be screened unless sight or hearing defect is reasonably apparent.