- Attendance Matters
- Kindergarten Immunizations
- Recommended Snack List
- Extra Clothing
- Medication at School
- Emergency Contacts
Sometimes it may be difficult trying to decide if your child is well enough to attend school when they tell you that they do not feel well. Attendance at school is important for their academic success. Children with a fever of 100, vomiting or diarrhea should remain home for 24 hours without the use of medication to be sure the symptoms have resolved or until your doctor sends a note that your child is not contagious.
Students on antibiotics for strep throat, scarlet fever, impetigo, and MRSA, for example, need to be excluded from school until they have completed 24 hours of the antibiotic. Students with fever need to be fever free for twenty-four hours after stopping the fever reducing medication before they can return to school. If you have a question about your child staying home, please feel free to contact your school nurse.
If your child is going to be absent or tardy, please call your school nurse and leave a message with your child’s name, teacher and reason for absence. A message can be left twenty-four hours a day.
DTaP: At least 4 doses. The last dose must be given on or after 4th birthday
Polio: At least 3 doses. The last dose must be given on or after 4th birthday
MMR: 2 doses separated by at least 28 days, 1st dose on or after the 1st birthday
Hep B: 3 doses, last dose on or after 24 weeks of age
Hep A: 2 doses given six calendar months apart, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday
Varicella: 2 doses separated by at least 3 months-1st dose on or after the 1st birthday; or verification of disease
Hib: 1 dose on or after 1st birthday for children less than 5 years old
Pneumococcal: 1 dose on or after the 1st birthday for students less than 5 years old
Influenza shot is required for preschool and recommended for all others.
ALL students entering Kindergarten need an updated physical, twelve months preceding the start of Kindergarten. A TB risk assessment must be included in this physical.
The Vernon Wellness Committee has set guidelines for all town elementary schools in order to encourage healthy snacks for the students. Adjustments to these guidelines will be made on a building-by-building basis due to specific food allergies.
Recommended Snack List*
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Dried fruits such as raisins
Applesauce, canned fruits and vegetables
Cheese Cheerios, plain only
Pretzels, plain only
Yogurt, Yogurt with fruit
Popcorn, plain only
Turkey plain only
Ham, plain only
Juice Boxes (must be 100% real juice)
*Schools are nut free except for home lunches eaten in the cafeteria. Based on student specific allergies in your child’s school building this list may change.
Please read the manufacturer’s label and be sure your snack selection is not from a factory that processes nuts or peanuts.