When registering for school there are certain Massachusetts state mandated guidelines that must be adhered to before your child can start school

Kindergarten registration requires:
  1. Physical exam form from your child’s primary care provider. This exam must be within 12 months prior to the start of school.
  2. Up to date immunizations per state guidelines. If your child’s immunizations are not up to date, the school nurse will contact you and let you know what is needed prior to starting school. Your child can not start school without appropriate vaccines. There are three exemptions for lack of vaccinations which are permitted per state mandate. a. McKenney-Vento act in which your child is considered homeless, b. Medical exemption due to a medical condition or treatment that would compromise your child’s immune system, c. Religious exemptions. You as the parent or guardian, would need to fill out a yearly religious exemption form claiming that your religion does not allow for vaccinations and if there is any outbreak in your child’s school related to the unvaccinated situation, your child will have to leave school until there is no threat of disease. Philosophical exemptions are not permitted under state mandates.
  3. A lead screening on file from your child’s provider.
Registration for grades 1-12:
  1. Physical exam form from your child’s primary care provider. This exam must be within 12 months prior to the start of school.
  2. Up to date immunizations per state guidelines. If your child’s immunizations are not up to date, the school nurse will contact you and let you know what is needed prior to starting school. Your child can not start school without appropriate vaccines. There are three exemptions to vaccinations which are permitted per state mandate. a. McKenney-Vento act in which your child is considered homeless, b. Medical exemption due to a medical condition or treatment that would compromise your child’s immune system, c. Religious exemptions. You as the parent or guardian, would need to fill out a yearly form claiming that your religion does not allow for vaccinations and if there is any outbreak in your child’s school related to the unvaccinated situation, your child will have to leave school until there is no threat of disease. Philosophical exemptions are not permitted under state mandates.

Lastly, we ask parents or guardians to communicate with their school nurses if your child has any medical conditions requiring nursing assessment during the school day such as but not limited to any serious allergies requiring epi-pens, or if your child will be needing medications while in school. Please see the appropriate forms to be filled out by your child’s medical provider if applicable