California State law, Health and Safety Code, Vision 105, Part 2, Chapter 1, Sections 120325-120380; California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 8, Sections 6000-6075 mandates that, effective July 1999, all seventh grade students must comply with immunization requirements.
Students will notbe allowed to enroll in seventh grade at any of the Twin Rivers Unified School District schools, unless the above immunizations have been received and written verification provided via an official shot record.
Before picking up your child's class schedule, you must present your student's immunization record and completed emergency card to school staff for review.
Medications at School
The parent/guardian of a student on continuing medication must inform the principal or other designated certificated personnel of the medication being taken, including the dosage, and the name of the supervising physician.
For district staff to assist with a student's medication school personnel must receive a written statement form the physician detailing the method, amount and time schedules by which the medication is to be taken, and a written statement from the parent/guardian indicating that they desire the school district to assist their child in the matter set forth by the physician. (E.C. 49423)
With the consent of the parent/guardian, the school may communicate with the physician who may counsel the school personnel regarding possible side effects of the drug. This may include effects on the student's physical, intellectuals and social behavior as well as adverse effects which may indicate overdose, toxicity, or omission. (E.C. 5141.21)
Parents, if your child is sick please keep them at home until they are feeling better.
Make sure that the attendance office is notified of your child's absence, and/or please have your child bring the attendance office an excuse note from home.
The best way to prevent getting sick and spreading germs is to:
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
Throw the tissue in the trash after using it
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing
Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective
Try to avoid close contact with sick people
If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work and school, and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread that way
For more information about the H1N1 virus in Sacramento County, visit the Sacramento County Public Health web site at www.SCPH.com