School health at St. Patrick’s is being provided by, and under the supervision of, a Registered Nurse and designated and trained school office staff. St. Patrick’s follows laws and guidelines set forth by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The State of Nebraska has set forth requirements for physical examinations, visual evaluations, and immunizations for all students.
St. Patrick’s adheres to the Archdiocese of Omaha’s rules regarding immunizations. Immunization refusal for medical reasons will be accepted if signed by an MD, NP, or PA. Refusal of immunizations for religious reasons will not be accepted if the family is registered as Roman Catholic. Students from other faith backgrounds will be reviewed on a case by case basis if a religious exemption is filed.
Health Requirements for St. Patrick’s School
Current copy of immunization records and physical exam completed within the past 6 months for:
ALL NEW STUDENTS, INCOMING KINDERGARTENERS, INCOMING 7th GRADERS, and OUT OF STATE TRANSFERS.
St. Patrick’s requires parents/guardians to update the school annually with information related to their child’s health. This is done via the “HEALTH UPDATE FORM” that is available at back to school night or at the link below. This is a yearly requirement for ALL STUDENTS regardless of grade. Additional updates will be required throughout the school year if your child has a significant change in health.
Medications Administered at School
Medications administered at school require a parent’s signature when the medication is brought to the office.
General health screenings will be conducted yearly, in the fall, for 1st through 4th graders. Parents will be notified in advance of the scheduled date of these screenings.
Please refer to the FAMILY HANDBOOK for information related to school policies regarding sick children. The school nurse is available for all questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.