Health Requirements for 2017-18 school year:
- New Iowa vaccination law requires Meningococcal Vaccine for students entering 7th and 12th grades, starting the 2017-18 school year. Seventh graders are also required to have a one-time Tdap booster before starting school in the fall. Please contact your doctor to make an appointment before school registration this summer.
- Note to all 8th graders entering High School in 2017-18: Iowa law requires that 9th grade students entering high school submit a “Certificate of Dental Screening” form on an Iowa Department of Public Health Dental Screening Certificate. This screening can be done no earlier than one year prior to date of high school enrollment. The certificate of screening must be signed by a dentist or a dental hygienist.
Health Requirements for 2016-17
Students entering 7th grade must a have a Tdap booster. This is a booster shot given to ages 11 years and up. Students who do not have the vaccine, or proof of exemption, will not be allowed to attend school in the fall.
Students entering 9th grade (high school) must submit a Dental Screening certificate signed by a dentist or dental hygienist. Screening must occur within one year prior to enrollment in high school. Forms are available from the school nurse or can be found at www.idph.state.ia.us/ohds/OralHealth.aspx.
Any student wanting to play on a school athletic team must have a current sports physical and a head injury form turned into the office.
Schedule an appointment with your child’s health care provider now!
Genesis, through Community Health, coordinates the Care for Yourself (CFY) breast and cervical cancer early detection program in Clinton, Jackson, and Scott Counties. The Care for Yourself program is working to reduce late stage breast cancer by providing funding for annual screening exams and mammograms. In fact, Clinton Co is among the top 3 counties in Iowa with the highest rate of late-stage breast cancer. Our goal is to help women to receive potentially life-saving screening exams and mammograms, at no or low cost to them, through the Care for Yourself program. There is no out of pocket cost for enrolled women who are uninsured or those who cannot afford their co-pay or deductible. It’s easy to enroll and there are many local providers/clinics to choose from, including many Genesis entities. Income or citizenship documentation is not required. I also partner with the Voucher Program, Illinois BCCEDP, Gilda’s Club, and Susan G Komen QC, to seek funding for those who are not CFY eligible.
To find out more about the CFY program and breast cancer awareness events, please “like” the Care for Yourself/CFY Facebook page. For more information contact: