Required for the registration of a new student at Avalon Middle School: 1.Birth Certificate 2.Immunization (shot) records on a Florida Blue Card ( available at the local Health Department) 3.Proof of residence (water bill, power bill, lease or rental agreement, any billing with name and address) 4.Student's social security number 5.In cases of legal separation or divorce, a certified copy of the custody agreement or decree 6.Withdrawal papers from the former school, including grades
SANTA ROSA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD The school board of each district and the governing authority of each nonpublic school shall require that each child who is entitled to admittance to pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, or is entitled to any other initial entrance into a public or nonpublic school in this state, present a certification of a school-entry health examination performed within 1 year prior to enrollment in school. F.S. 1003.22 (1).
Therefore, any new student entering Florida schools for the first time, including pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, should present a certification (DH form 3040, 6/02) of school-entry health examination by the first day of school attendance. However, a new student may be given a grace period of 30 school days to obtain the necessary school physical. Documentation must be provided by 30 school days, or the student will be temporarily excluded from school pending documentation of the exam.
Any health professional that is licensed in Florida or in the state where the student resided at the time of the health examination and who is authorized to perform a general health examination under such licensure shall be acceptable to certify that health examinations have been completed. F.S. 6A-6.024 (1) The information contained in this physical exam form does not have to be transferred to the (DH form 3040.)
IMMUNIZATIONS The school board of each district and the governing authority of each nonpublic school shall establish and enforce as policy that, prior to admittance to or attendance in a public or nonpublic school, grades preschool through 12, each child present or have on file with the school a certification of immunization (DH form 680) for the prevention of those communicable diseases for which immunization is required by the Department of Health. F.S. 1003.22 (4)
The parent is responsible for assuring that their child is in compliance with the immunization law. F.S. 1003.22 (7)
A student who is not in compliance with the immunization law will be refused admittance and/or temporarily excluded from school attendance. F.S. 1003.22 (10) (a) (b)
However, a new student may be given a grace period of 30 school days to provide a FL certification of immunizations. Documentation must be provided by 30 school days, or the student will be temporarily excluded from school pending documentation of the immunizations.
These provisions shall not apply to Physical Examinations or Immunizations if: (a) The parent or guardian of the child objects in writing that the physical examination or administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices; The parent should go to the Department of Health and request form (DH 681) (b) A physician licensed under the provisions of Chapter 458 or Chapter 459 certifies in writing, on a form approved and provided by the Department of Health, that the child should be permanently exempt from the required immunization for medical reasons stated in writing, based upon valid clinical reasoning or evidence, demonstrating the need for the permanent exemption; (c) A physician licensed under the provisions of Chapter 458, Chapter 459, or Chapter 460 certifies in writing, on a form approved and provided by the Department of Health, that the child has received as many immunizations as are medically indicated at the time and is in the process of completing necessary immunizations; (d) The Department of Health determines that, according to recognized standards of medical practice, any required immunization is unnecessary or hazardous; or (e) An authorized school official issues a temporary exemption, for a period not to exceed 30 school days, to permit a student who transfers into a new county to attend class until his or her records can be obtained. (f)A homeless child, as defined, in s. 1003.01, shall be given a temporary exemption for 30 school days. The public school health nurse or authorized private school official is responsible for follow-up of each such child until proper documentation or immunizations are obtained. (g)An exemption for 30 days may be issued for a student who enters a juvenile justice program to permit the child to attend class until his or her records can be obtained or until the immunizations can be obtained. An authorized juvenile justice official is responsible for follow up of each child who enters a juvenile justice program until proper documentation or immunizations are obtained. EMERGENCY HEALTH CARDS A Student Health Card must be completed by the parent/guardian annually for each student. This card should include contact persons, family physician, allergies, significant health history, and permission for emergency care. 64 F-6.004 Florida Administrative Code
Emergency Cards must be completed in its entirety with parent signature.
Parents of uninsured students are encouraged to apply for FL Kid Care, a high quality, low cost health insurance for uninsured children through age 18 years. [1-888-540-5437 or go to www.floridakidcare.org]
NO REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE WITHOUT THE ABOVE HEALTH FORMS. Health are accepted on a temporary basis pending Department of Health review and approval. effective: February 28, 2007
To schedule a conference with a guidance counselor or your student's teachers, please contact the guidance secretary at 983-5540.