All students must meet California State Immunization requirements (CSIR) before they are allowed to attend classes. California Health and Safety Code § 120335 mandates that all students entering or advancing into the 7th through 12th grades will need proof of having a “Tdap” booster shot before beginning school. You will be required to present proof that your child has met this requirement as a condition of school entry. In addition, all students are required to have: four (4) Polio, Five (5) DTP, three (3) Hepatitis B vaccinations, two (2) MMR (Measles containing vaccine) and two (2) varicella vaccinations. In addition, all 7th graders with past medical exemptions (K-6) are required to have a new medical exemption through CAIR-ME. Under Senate Bills (SB) 276 and SB 714 (Pan, 2019), all new medical exemptions for school and child care entry must be issued through CAIR-ME beginning January 1, 2021. Medical exemptions can only be issued by MDs or DOs licensed in California and must meet applicable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) criteria. If your child has had chicken pox disease, they are required to have a medical exemption through CAIR-ME. Please contact your child’s primary care provider for this medical exemption.
Medication At School
Before a student may be administered any prescription (Rx) medication OR over-the-counter (OTC) medication, a request form signed by both the Doctor and Parent/Guardian must be on file in the school Health Office. A Request for Medication form may be obtained from the school. The form may also be downloaded from Health section of the District forms page. Prescription/OTC medications must be brought to the school Health Office in the original labeled container along with the signed authorization form. Students are not allowed to carry medication on their person with the exception of emergency inhalers, epi-pens, or glucagon and must be granted this permission from their doctor.