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MSAD 15 Confirmed Positive COVID Cases 2021-22

MSAD 15 Annual Flu Clinic : October 18th, 19th, 20th

Your child’s school will be having an influenza vaccination clinic on October 18, 19 and 20th.  We will be partnering with Northern Light Home Care & Hospice to provide this clinic to our students.  

Please click on the link below and complete the consent form by Wednesday, October 13th, 2021.  You must type something into all highlighted fields, so please use NA if it doesn’t apply. Although the vaccine is provided at no charge, there is a cost to administer the vaccine. We appreciate it if you include accurate insurance information. Children presenting with an incomplete form will not receive their vaccine. There is no out of pocket cost and those without insurance will be vaccinated with the appropriate form completed.

RSU 15 Influenza Consent

  • You will be notified if there is a change in the planned dates of school flu clinics.
  • The Vaccine Information Sheets are included in the link after the consent form. Please take a minute to read these. 
  • If you need a translated form or are unable to complete an electronic form, please let the school nurse know and we will send a paper form home. 

All clinics will have injectable vaccine. In addition, FluMist (nasal spray) may be available at some clinics.  We cannot guarantee it for all clinics. Unless you clearly mark which type of vaccine you prefer, and there is no contraindication to either type of vaccine, the nurse at the clinic will determine which type of vaccine to use for your child

For information about flu and the vaccine go to www.maineflu.gov, https://www.maine.gov/doe/vaccine/toolkit/sections/2.2%20SLVC%202014-2015FactSheet.pdf

For questions about the flu vaccine, call Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention (Maine CDC) at 1-800-867-4775, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

For questions about the vaccine clinics at our school, please call the school nurse at the school health office where your child attends school. 

Sincerely,

Tonia Gilley-Pratt RN, BSN

Please be sure to complete and return the Health Screen & Permission form!

 

COVID-19 Pooled Testing

We are participating in a pooled testing program for two reasons: (1) it gives us early detection of cases, and (2) students who are in the pooled testing program are not required to quarantine if exposed. All parents who want their children to participate in our pooled testing program may register their child(ren). For more information about pooled testing, including links to videos of the process, please see the attached flyer.

To get started, please fill out the consent form with your permission to perform a COVID-19 pooled test for your student at school. This process should take no more than 5 minutes to complete using a computer or a smartphone.

  1. First, click here (https://testcenter.concentricbyginkgo.com/minor-consent).

  2. Then, enter the access code for the school your child attends:

    1. For Russell School (Grades K-2 in Gray) – 3GGZ43

    2. For Memorial School (Grades K-2 in New Gloucester) – 5BWV90

    3. For Dunn School (Grades PK, 3, and 4) – FXYGGR

    4. For GNG Middle School (Grades 5-8) – DUPT8W

    5. For GNG High School (Grades 9-12) – ZK81PV

  3. Finally, enter your child’s information, and you’re done!

Note: If you need to provide consent for more than one child, please complete the process once for each child.

STAFF ONLY

Staff must use a different link to register for pooled testing as the student link is designed for parental consent of minors. Please use this process to register your consent to participate:

  1. First, click here to go to the registration site.
  2. Enter the access code for the location where you would like to be tested:
    • For Russell School – 3GGZ43
    • For Memorial School – 5BWV90
    • For Dunn School – FXYGGR
    • For the Middle School – DUPT8W
    • For the High School – ZK81PV
  3. Enter your information and you’re done!

Click here for the Pool Testing Parent Info Sheet

 

New Requirements from Maine Department of Health & Human Services for Grades 7-12

Click here for Maine Immunization Requirements for Schools 

Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, students entering grades 7 and 12 must have proof that they have had the age appropriate meningococal vaccines as indicated in the attached information from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

This is a new requirement.
Please check with your physicians to schedule an appointment if needed prior to the start of the first school day of the 2018-2019 school year.
Please contact Cristie Barone RN if you have questions or concerns.
GNGHS – 657-9330
GNGMS – 657-9430

Medications at School

MSAD#15 recognizes the fact that while medications ideally should be administered at home, it is sometimes necessary for a student to receive medications during the school day.

Because administering medications to your child at school takes away from classroom time, and because medication may be administered by a non-licensed person in school, we request that all medication be given at home before and after school if possible.

“3 times a day” does not necessarily mean a dose at school. Any medication that needs to be taken 2-3 times daily can and should be managed at home i.e.: antibiotics to be given 3 times a day are most effective spread over a 24 hr. period (upon rising, after school, and bedtime). Please consider not sending over-the-counter medications, i.e.: cold medications and cough drops. A single dose in the morning and a dose upon return from school should be sufficient. If your child is unable to get through the day without a mid day dose, he/she may be too ill to be in school. Symptoms of communicable illnesses are a concern for classmates as well as staff.

If medication must be administered at school, parents/guardians are responsible for providing the school with the medication. All medications must be in their original container, and an appropriate medication administration form completed and signed by the parent must be completed. This pertains to over the counter medications as well as prescription medications. Please refer to our medication policy for details.

 

Flu Clinic Information & Forms:

Helpful Health Links

MSAD 15 Health Policies

Policy
PDF
Administration of Medication to Students
Communicable / Infectious Diseases
Students with AIDS or Antibody to HIV
Immunization of Students
Student Health
Administrative Procedure (PDF)
Dealing with Life Threatening Allergies in our School

MSAD 15 Health Forms

#1 – Allergy Information Form and Action Plan
#2 – Asthma Plan (provided by the Maine Asthma Council)
#3 – Authorization to Administer an Inhaler at School
#4 – Authorization to Administer Medication in School
#5 – Exchange of Information Form
#6 – Immunization Exemption
#7 – Physical Examination Form – Kindergarten
#8 – Physical Examination Form – Gr 6-12
#9 – Students with Seizures – Individualized Health Plan
#10 – Life Threatening Allergies in Our Schools (Procedure)
Updated October 1, 2021