Message from District Nurse, Alison Mankin, RN:Re: New immunization requirements as of 2017Under a new law known as SB 277 which began January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (for those students in transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade.For more information about SB 277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at: http://www.shotsforschool.org
/laws/sb277faq/.For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health's website at www.shotsforschool.org, or contact your local health department or county office of education.Please note that in August 2017, all entering 7th graders will need to show proof of TDaP Booster immunization before starting school.Thank you for helping us to keep our children and community healthy!Health and SafetyFor information about health and safety-related programs developed by our District and other agencies, keep watching this space as we add more articles. Click on links below for articles and documents that have already been posted.When to Miss SchoolPlease read our guidelines for helping decide whether or not to let your student attend school if he/she is not feeling well.Health and Wellness ProgramsImmunization RequirementsOther School Health IssuesSelected pages from the comprehensive Marin County Office of Education online Health Manual.
District NurseAlison Mankin, R.N. the District Nurse, oversees health services at Reed Union School District. To schedule an appointment or to discuss health issues with Nurse Mankin, please contact her at email@example.com or (415) 271-3527. She may also be reached at one of the following school nurse offices:
- Authorization to Administer Medication
- Medications at School Policy
- Communicable diseases: chicken pox, head lice, etc.
- Hearing and vision screening
- Scoliosis screening - SUSPENSION OF MANDATE
- Health Plans for diabetes, seizures and other serious medical conditions
Bel Aire (415) 388-7100
Del Mar (415) 435-1468You may also contact Liz Delaney, School Nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 592-4059.Nutrition
- Student Wellness Policy - please see the Reed Union School District Board Policy on GAMUT Online. User name = reedusd Password = public. Look for policy BP# 5030 Student Wellness Policy
- Nut Free Snack Ideas
- Non-Food Classroom "Rewards"
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency ProceduresDistrict and school staff are working together to review disaster preparedness plans.
EpidemicsIn the past few years, there has been an increased public awareness of the possibility of outbreaks of newly defined diseases. Here are some fact-filled documents about:
- Avian Flu - Advice on flu prevention from the California Department of Education
- West Nile Virus - Information on detection and prevention of the disease in California
- Norovirus - Questions and Answers from the CDC - Click Here
- Federal Centers for Disease Control website for more information on these and other health issues