A message from Principal Simpson…
 
As this school year comes to a close, I want to share a few important reminders from our health room. According to state law, students entering sixth grade next school year must have received the Tdap vaccination to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Students entering sixth grade, and students new to BFA for grades 6-8 must show proof of immunization. Records can be dropped off in the school health office, emailed to the health office, or faxed to 303-974-1738. 
 
If your student has a medication in the health room, please plan to pick it up by the end of this school year–on or before Friday, May 24. All medications that are not picked up by parents at the end of the school year will be disposed of (expired or not) beginning Tuesday, May 28, at noon. If you cannot personally pick up your student’s medication, please send a signed note to school stating who will be picking up the medication. If your student will be attending the summer BASE program at school, you must transfer medications to this program by contacting the summer camp coordinators.
 
For those students that take medicine at school, per the Douglas County School District (DCSD), new medication forms are required at the beginning of each school year. Medication forms from the prior school year are considered EXPIRED. You can find the new forms on our website, and they will be available through DCSD Online Express Check-In this summer. If appropriate, please plan on taking the forms to your health care provider so he/she can complete them this summer and you can turn in the forms next school year. Forms must be dated July 1, 2019, or later to be valid for next school year.
 
At BFA Annual Family Check-In (formally called Registration), we’ll begin accepting signed forms for the 2019-20 school year along with any medication (stored in a properly labeled container) your student needs at school. Also, please remember, the Provider Medication Authorization Form needs to be completed and signed before we can dispense over the counter medicine (OTC), and any OTC medicine provided to the school must be in the original container.
 
As I mentioned in my email to our BFA community yesterday, safety and security is a top priority for us; that includes working in partnership with you to help ensure our students stay healthy.
 

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