School Health

School Health Information for Families

Healthy Students Are Better Learners

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Healthy students are better on all levels of academic achievement: higher grades, improved behavior, and more positive attitudes. Routine check-ups, including dental and eye exams, help identify ways for your child to stay healthy, and to find and treat health problems before they affect your child’s ability to learn and achieve in school. Vaccinations (shots) help prevent many diseases and save lives. Keep track of your family’s check-ups and vaccinations to make sure they stay current.

Is your child healthy and ready to learn? Your child’s school needs your help to make sure they have the information they need to meet your child’s health needs. This information is collected at the beginning of each school year through various health forms in the school enrollment packet, including the Universal Health Certificate and Oral Health Assessment Form. ¬†Make sure to take these forms to your child’s next doctor and dentist appointment.

TAKE ACTION

Here are six easy steps you can take to make sure your child’s school has the information needed to meet your child’s health needs:

  • Bring the school enrollment packet health & medical forms to your child’s check-up and dental visit.
  • Ask your child’s primary care provider and dentist to complete all fields on the Universal Health Certificate and Oral Health Assessment Form during the visit.
  • If your child has diabetes, asthma or other medical conditions that may require treatment and management during school hours, ask your primary care provider to complete the appropriate medication form. More information on what steps you need to take to make sure the school can meet your child’s medication needs at school is available on the DCPS website.
  • If your child has special dietary needs, ask your primary care provider to complete the Medication and Treatment Authorization Form
  • Make sure your child’s primary care provider and dentist sign all of the completed health forms.
  • Submit all of the completed and signed health forms to the Registrar at your child’s school.¬†

 

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