Health and Immunizations
Under the law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016, exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade.
For more information about SB 277, please review these Frequently Asked Questions
For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website, or contact your local health department.
Medication Administration at School
Report of Health Examination for School Entry: Through early and periodic health care, you will maximize your child’s ability to learn in school. For this reason, the State of California has the “Child Health and Developmental Prevention” (CHDP) Program. It requires all children to complete a physical examination 18 months before and 90 days after entering the first grade. Please complete this form with your child’s primary healthcare provider before or during first grade.
FUESD Health History: Updated health information is important to providing a safe and healthy learning environment. Please submit an updated Health History form to the Health Care Specialist at your child’s school site each year.
Oral Health Assessment: “To make sure your child is ready for school, California law, Education Code Section 49452.8, requires that your child have an oral health assessment (dental check-up) during his or her first year in public school. Please complete this form with your child’s dentist and return it to the Health Care Specialist at your child’s school.”