The nurse cannot give over-the-counter medications such
as Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough syrup, etc. without a doctor's note listing
the dosage and frequency for your child. If your child is taking a
prescription medication that cannot be given on an alternative schedule,
it must be packaged in a prescription bottle with a current
prescription label on it. A permission note from the parent to
administer the medication must be on file in the nurse's office before
any medications will be given.
Additionally, no medications are
to be sent to school with your child on the bus. An adult must bring all
medications to the school. This is to prevent another child from taking
a medication that could be harmful to them.
Your cooperation and
compliance in these matters are greatly appreciated. If you have any
questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the nurse at our
Beginning with the 2005-06 school year the Varivax, or Chickenpox
vaccine, is required immunization for incoming kindergartners before
your child will be allowed to be enrolled in school.
documentation showing that immunizations are current and up to date must
be provided to the school before a child may be enrolled in school.
This includes students transferring into the district. We can not wait
for the transfer of records from another school.
This is in accordance with a state wide Missouri law statute 167.181, RSMO.
Current Immunizations PDF from Missouri Dept of Health
The rules are designed to govern any child -regardless of age- who is
attending a public or private or parochial school. The Ray County Health
Department has the ability to obtain via computer, immunizations
administered at any county health department throughout the state of
Missouri. This is a resource you might want to look into if you don't
have a copy of your child's vaccination record. You can also have
doctor's offices fax immunization records to the school at (816)
You can always reach nurse Linda Pemburlin at either
Sunrise Elementary or Dear Elementary during school hours. Please feel
free to call and discuss any health questions or concerns you may have
with your child.