Healthy Children Learn Better

The Health and Safety of your child is of primary importance at Oxford Preparatory Academy. Gina Willocks, B.S. in Kinesiology from Cal State University Long Beach, is serving our students as Health Technician.

We look forward to working with your family in order to provide the optimal learning environment for your son or daughter. Our motto is “Healthy Children Learn Better.”

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a question about the new immunization requirements for 2016

For more information about SB 277, please read our news post about this topic and review the Frequently Asked Questions available at: http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/sb277faq/.

What immunizations are required for incoming 7th grade students?

California law requires all incoming 7th graders to have proof of a whooping cough booster (‘Tdap’) shot (Whooping cough booster usually given at ages 11 and up) as well as two doses of the MMR vaccine (usually given at 12 months of age and 4-6 years of age), or a medical exemption on file, in order to attend the school. If you have not already done so please provide proof of this vaccination ASAP to the health office. Your child will be kept from attending school until proof of this immunization has been provided, or is in the process of being completed (future appointment with physician).

What immunization records are required for incoming kindergarten students?

Kindergarten parents, please bring in a copy of your child’s current immunization record. Many of you may have submitted enrollment paperwork prior to annual physician visits and now have updated records. Please bring them by the school office so your child’s file can be updated.

These following immunizations are required by California State Law:

  • 4 shots-Polio
  • 5 shots-DTaP
  • 2 shots-MMR
  • 1 shot-Varicella
  • 3 shots-Hepatitus B

Please note: Your child will be kept from attending school until proof of these immunizations have been provided, or are in the process of being completed (future appointment with physician).

When can my child return to school after being sick?

OPA’s rules regarding illness require that you please keep your child at home if they are experiencing any of the following:

  1. Fever greater than 100 degrees
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Vomiting

These symptoms must be gone for at least 24 hours without the use of medications before your child can return to school. Thank you for your cooperation.

My child needs to take medication while at school. Will the Health Office dispense it to him/her?

According to Oxford Preparatory Academy policy, prescription medicines and over-the-counter medications will not be administered at school unless accompanied by OPA’s medication form, Parent and Physician Request for Administration of Medication, including the physician’s signature. This policy is derived from state law and is intended to protect the child’s health by involving the physician in all medication matters.

Therefore, if you have a student who needs to take medicine at school (cough drops, throat lozenges, Tylenol, etc., are considered medicines), a parent/guardian must:

  • Complete and sign the parent section of the Medication Form;
  • Have your physician complete and sign the physician section of the Medication Form (along with the physicians signature this must also be stamped with the address of the physician’s office) and;
  • Bring the medicine in its original container with prescription label and completed Medication Form to the school health office.

In general, medicines ordered three times a day are not administered at school, since they can be administered outside of school hours.

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