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Medication at School

Does your child need medication at school?

Students are not allowed to have any form of medication sent with them to school. This includes cough drops, eye drops, chewable tablets, or any other form of over the counters medications or prescription medications. Call the school office if you have any questions.  925-855-2900.  

 

If a child needs to have medication administered by school personnel you must have a medication at school for on file in the school office. Please see form below which can be emailed or brought in to the school office. 

 

Tracy Fernandez
Twin Creeks School Nurse

tfernandez@srvusd.net

 

 

CALIFORNIA STATE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Public School Immunization Requirements

Proof of complete immunization records must be provided and verified. It is required by California State law that all students have complete records of immunizations prior to entering school. Children will not be admitted to a classroom unless the immunizations are up-to-date. The Governor's signing of Senate Bill 277 removes the personal belief exemption (PBE) from school immunization requirements. This means that beginning January 1, 2016, public and private preschools and schools can no longer accept PBE (for religious or non-religious reasons) for school entry. In addition, beginning with the 2019-20 school year, there are additional immunizations required for new student admission and student promotion from 6th to 7th grade. Please see the New School Immunization Requirements message below for more information.

California PS Specific Requirements: All students entering into 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (Tdap) before starting school.

Grade level requirements for students entering California Schools are provided below.

Please Note: 

  • Physical - In addition to the required immunizations, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District recommends a child to have a physical examination prior to entering kindergarten. It is requiredfor entry into first grade.  Health Examination for School Entry formIMPORTANT NOTE:  Examination within 18 months of the first day of first grade meets the 1st grade examination requirement.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS CHARTS

2019-2020:

Preschool (PDF)

Transitional Kindergarten through 12th Grade (PDF)

NEW SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS 

School immunization requirements help protect our children when they are most vulnerable to serious vaccine preventable diseases, such as measles. By strengthening community immunity, school immunization requirements help keep our schools and our community healthy.

The Governor’s signing of Senate Bill 277 removes the personal belief exemption (PBE) from school immunization requirements. This means that beginning January 1, 2016, public and private preschools and schools can no longer accept PBE (for religious or non-religious reasons) for school entry.

A personal belief exemption submitted prior to January 1, 2016 will remain valid until the student enters either kindergarten/transitional kindergarten or 7th grade. Those in TK or kindergarten through 6th grade with a PBE will need to meet the immunization requirements when they reach 7th grade or choose a homeschool or independent study option with no classroom-based instruction.

Medical exemptions from a licensed physician (MD or DO) will continue to be permitted. Senate Bill 277 will not affect school entry immunization requirements.

Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, additional immunizations are required for new student admission and for students promoting from 6th to 7th grade. Please see the 2019-20 immunization requirements chart.

Please feel free to contact your Health Educator/School Nurse for further clarification.

Students may not have cough drops, eye drops or any other over the counter medication at school with out a doctors signed release. All released items must be kept in the office.

Please do not send your child with any of the above items in their back pack.

Thank you for helping to keep all children safe.

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