Each child has a right to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. In every school there are children who are in the best of health and children who are challenged by various health conditions. Fortunately, medical and technological advances now make it possible for many children with chronic health conditions and physical challenges to learn in the same classrooms as other children.
In addition to providing a rigorous academic environment for all students, schools should promote healthy lifestyle choices, help identify and locate services for students with health conditions that may affect learning, and they should meet the health requirements of children with acute and chronic medical needs during the school day. School Nurses help make the provision of health services in a school setting easier and safer for both students and staff.
***Current high-school juniors and seventh-graders required to have additional immunization by 2017-18 school year
New State of Missouri requirements are resulting in additional immunizations for current seventh-graders and high-school juniors. The following additional immunizations will be required by the state beginning with the 2017-18 school year:
- All 2017-18 eighth-grade students are required to have one dose of Meningococcal vaccine.
- All high-school seniors are required to have two doses of Meningococcal vaccine, unless the first dose was administered when the student was 16 years of age or older.
The Excelsior Springs School District’s Health Services Department is working with county health officials. It is important to remember that students will not be allowed to enroll for the 2017-18 school year without providing proof of all required immunizations, including the new meningococcal vaccine.
Building Contact Information
High School 630-9210 ext. 2616
Middle School 630-9230 ext. 3603
Westview Elem 630-9260 ext. 5605
Lewis Elem 630-9290 ext. 6301
Elkhorn Elem 630-9270 ext. 4603
GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING STUDENTS HOME FROM SCHOOL
PLEASE review the following guidelines; our schools ask that you abide by them and keep your child home in efforts to keep others in the classrooms and school healthy.
1. If your child is not feeling well, please take their temperature. A CHILD WITH A FEVER (100.0) OR GREATER SHOULD REMAIN HOME FOR 24 HOURS FEVER FREE AFTER THE TEMPERATURE RETURNS TO NORMAL (98.6) WITHOUT TAKING FEVER REDUCING MEDICATION(S).
2. If your child vomits or has diarrhea, he/she must remain symptom free for 24 hours following incident. Student must also return to regular eating habits before returning to school.
3. If there are signs of conjunctivitis (pinkeye), such as matter coming from one or both eyes, itching, and/or crust on eyelids, then the child should be evaluated by a physician.