• Name: Jennifer Lustenberger
    Fax 617-552-5547

     

    Immunization Policy

    Attention Incoming 7th Grade Parents: Immunization Policy
    The state has mandated minimum immunization requirements for entry into 7th grade. Newton has a no entry policy regarding immunizations. Students who are not up to date may be excluded from school. In order to ensure a smooth transition into 7th grade, please contact your medical provider and send in your child’s most recent physical exam including immunizations . You may fax it to me at 617-552-5547, scan and email it Jennifer Lustenberger or have your student hand deliver it. Please keep a copy for your records. 

    The current requirements for every 7th grader are as follows:
    • A Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) within the last 5 years
    • Two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella) vaccine
    • Two dose of Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine or a physician certified history of the disease 

     Medications in school

    The school nurse is responsible for administering all medications (over the counter as well as prescription) at school. If your child needs to have a medication at school, it must be brought by an adult to school in a pharmacy labeled or manufacturer labeled container.

    The following must also be completed and on file in the Nurse's Office prior to any medication administration:
    • Parental Consent
    • The child's physician/provider order-either signed on the Medication Permission Form or on an order on the provider's letterhead stationery. 

    There are no exceptions to this policy. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!


    Please use this form: Medication Permission Form
     
    Physician permission can emailed or faxed to:  617-552-5547
     

    Sports Physicals

    If your child wishes to play a sport they must have records from a current physical exam on file in the health office. A current physical is one that was dated within 13 months of the start date of the given sport. These must be submitted before an athlete is permitted to even try out. If your child is planning to play a sport please plan accordingly.