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Health Services

 

MVCSC Strives for Healthy and Safe Students!

 

MVCSC provides health assistants at all buildings to provide assistance for illness and medication.  The health staff aid with chronic and acute illness management.  Staff also provide health education and management of communicable diseases.  MVCSC nursing staff also manage immunization compliance.  

 

Looking for Snacks that are Safe for School?  Go to http://www.snacksafely.com and click on the "SAFE SNACK GUIDE" tab.  You can download and print a snack list that is free of peanuts, tree nuts and eggs.  The Safe School Snack List is also linked HERE.

 

Immunizations:

To protect all students, Indiana law requires each child enrolled in school to be completely immunized against communicable diseases. A complete record of his/her immunizations must be kept on file in the school office. For students new to the school system, including kindergartners, this record must be on file before the child can attend classes at the start of school.  

 

Click here for 2017-2018 Indiana Department of Health School Immunization Requirements. Incoming 6th graders are required to have the Tdap and Meningitis booster vaccines and 12th graders are required to have the Meningitis booster vaccine before the first day of school.

 

Click here for HPV and Meningitis Vaccines Information from the CDC and Indiana State Department of Health.

 

If you have not already done so, please submit documentation of the required immunizations to MVCSC Nurse by fax 317-482-4109,  or mail to:
MVCSC School Nurse
Mt. Vernon High School
8112 N. 200 W.
Fortville, IN 46040 

 


If accurate documentation is not received, students will be excluded (unexcused) from school until the documentation is received. Should you have any questions or require additional information, please call Michelle Jackson R.N. at 485-3131, option 5. Thank you for your attention to this very important Indiana State Law that involves your student's health and education.

 

Vision Screenings:

Indiana State Law also requires schools to do annual vision screenings on 1st, 3rd, 5th and 8th grade students. This is just a screening so if a student should need further testing by a doctor, a note will be sent to the parent/guardian suggesting such. If you wish, you can choose to not have your student's vision screened by sending a note to Michelle Shaw or your student's Health Room Assistant.
 

Partnering with Parents for a Healthy Environment:

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation's Health Services Department is fully committed to promoting wellness and prevention to all students.  Supporting a safe and healthy school environment includes attention to the physical and psychological environments.  MVCSC strives to provide a healthy atmosphere where all students can attain their educational goals.  Partnering with parents/guardians is essential to maintain a healthy environment where all can achieve excellence.  

 

For further Health Services questions contact:
 

School Corporation Nurse
 - 317-485-3100, ext. 5106