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Aiken County Schools Health Information
FORMS: Medication Form NEW Immunization Requirement
The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control recently added an additional Tdap requirement for the 7th grade for students attending school beginnning in the 2013-2014 school year.All students entering seventh grade must receive or have already received a dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 7th birthday. Your child’s school will need a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization showing that he or she has received this newly required Tdap vaccine.
Please don’t wait—avoid the rush by making an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider today to get the required Tdap vaccine and other vaccines recommended for your child’s protection.
When Should I keep My Sick Child at Home?
Each day parents are faced with a decision: Do I send my sick child to school or keep them home? Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision an obvious one. A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in class in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home also helps prevent the spread of illness and allows the child the opportunity to rest and recover. The following guidelines should be considered when making the decision:
Fever: Remain at home with a fever greater than 100°. The child can return to school after he or she has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of a fever reducing medication such as Tylenol or Motrin.
Diarrhea/Vomiting: Remain at home and return only after being symptom free for 24 hours.
Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye): Your child should be evaluated by a doctor for this condition. A medical note is required to return to school. Your child may return when his/her eyes are clear or as recommended by pediatrician.
Rashes: A child with a suspicious rash should return to school only after the health care provider has made a diagnosis and authorized the child’s return to school.
Colds: Mild illnesses such as colds are very common in children. Most children with mild cold symptoms and no fever who feel well enough to go to school do not need to stay home. However, consider keeping your child at home is he/she is experiencing discomfort from cold symptoms, such as severe congestion and cough.
Please read this document for more information.
In order to attend school in South Carolina, students must have a valid South Carolina Certificate of Immunization, SC Certificate of Medical Exemption, SC Certificate of Religious Exemption, or SC Certificate of Special Exemption expires 30 days after issue). Students who are not in compliance with this requirement will not be allowed to attend school after 30 days.
If your child needs medicine while at school, we must have a signed district permission form on file (links to forms are on the bottom of this page), and the medicine must be delivered as soon as the child arrives at school. Prescription medications require a pharmacy label. Non-prescription medications must be provided in the manufacturer’s smallest original container available. All medication is kept in a locked file cabinet in the Health Room.
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