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Keeping our students healthy and ready to learn!
Covid- 19 Resources
 
Student/Staff daily screening tool
Please call your child's school's main office to report absences and inform them if your child has symptoms of Covid-19.  All students who are absent due to two or more of the less common symptoms or one or more of the most common symptoms will be required to provide clearance documentation from their health care provider PRIOR to returning to school. 
 
BinaxNow Rapid Antigen Testing
MSAD #51 has opted into a State of Maine program that will allow us to use Abbott BinaxNOW Ag(antigen) Tests to test staff and students who develop symptoms of Covid-19 at school at no cost to families. This test provides results in 15 minutes. The BinaxNOW permission form will be valid for one year, stay in your child’s health file, and only be used if testing is needed.   School nurses will share your child’s results with you and your child’s primary care physician. We will only use this test for students/staff who have signed consent on file with the school nurse and who develop some of the following signs and symptoms of Covid-19 during the school day:
fever or chills, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, or diarrhea.
 
Pooled Testing Information
There is a two step process to sign up for pooled testing:
Step 1: Complete the registration with the pooled testing vendor, Concentric by Ginko:
  • Pooled testing sign up for students under the age of 18 click here 
  • Pooled testing sign up for student and staff over the age of 18 click here 
  • When prompted, enter this school specific access code:
    • Mabel I. Wilson Elementary:   MABELIWILSON
    • Greely Middle School Grades 4-5:   GREELYMIDDLESCHOOL45
    • Greely Middle School Grades 6-8: GREELYMIDDLESCHOOL68
    • Greely High School:   GREELYHIGHSCHOOL
Step 2:  Print, complete and return the BinaxNow consent form to your school nurse. Students can turn in the form directly to your school nurse via fax, email or turning in a hard copy.
Student BinaxNOW Consent Form *If you have already submitted a BinaxNow consent form to your school nurse to allow testing due to symptoms you do not need to submit it again as part of the pooled testing process.  
 
When will my student begin pooled testing? 
The next open enrollment for pooled testing will be early Spring 2022.

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

IMMUNIZATIONS
 
Maine School Immunization Requirements 
All children attending a public or private school in Maine MUST have a minimum of the following immunizations: 
 
Required for Pre-K entry:
  • 4 DTaP
  • 3 Polio
  • 1 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • 1 Varicella (chickenpox) 
Required for Kindergarten entry:
  • 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)
  • 1 Varicella (chickenpox)
Required for 7th grade entry:
  • 1 Tdap
  • 1 Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) 
Required for 12th grade entry:
  • 2 MCV4, only one dose is required if the 1st dose is given on or after 16th birthday

FLU VACCINE

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

To learn more about the importance of getting your child a flu vaccine during the 20-21 year and it's relation to Covid- 19: 20-21 Flu Season/Covid-19 FAQs

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.

doc iconMedication Consent Form
doc iconAcetaminophen/Ibuprofen Consent Form
doc iconMedical Marijuana Consent Form
doc iconOxygen Consent Form

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.

doc iconAllergy Health Plan
doc iconDiabetes Health Plan
doc iconSeizure Health Plan
doc iconAsthma Health Plan

SECTION 504 PLANS
 
Special Education services are available for all students who qualify under state and federal laws. Students with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity may be eligible for Section 504 accommodations or services. If you have questions about whether your child may be eligible for such services, please contact the Director of Instructional Support, Julie Olsen

CONCUSSION INFORMATION

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!

HEALTH SCREENINGS

Hearing and Vision Screening
Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 3
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.

RESOURCES AND UPDATES
 
Vaping
Visit this link to learn the facts about Vaping, Juuling, and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems. MSAD #51 partners with Casco Bay CAN to prevent youth substance use. Learn more about Casco Bay CAN here.


Measles
How to Protect Your Child During a Measles Outbreak

Meningitis
How to protect your child from Meningitis