State law requires a child who is 7 years of age or younger to have a dental screening before entering school for the first time (HB 2972 of 2015). If you wish to opt your student out of the this visual dental screening, please download, print and completely fill out the form below. Once completed, please return to the office at your student's school.
Dental Screening Certificate and Opt Out Form - English
Dental Screening Certificate and Opt Out Form - Spanish
Happy Smiles is La Clinica’s school-based dental health education and prevention program. Children at participating schools receive dental health education and, with parent permission, children may also receive screening, fluoride treatments, sealants and, if needed, case management and referral. Please visit the Happy Smiles website for more information: http://laclinicahealth.org/services/school-based/happy-smiles/
To help make sure that students can see to read, state law requires that kids 7 and under must have their vision tested before registering for school in the fall. Parents may bring documentation to the school when they register.
Only children 7 years and younger or those who are entering public schools for the first time are affected by this new law. If your child has already had an eye exam, parents just need to submit a certification or note from the doctor within 4 months of school starting. Please note that students will NOT be kept out of school if they do not have an eye exam.
Phoenix-Talent Schools will again partner with the Lions Club volunteers to provide vision screening for all primary students in the fall.
Students at Talent Elementary and Talent Middle Schools receive school nursing services through the Asante School Nurse Program. School nurses provide case management for kids with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and asthma; they also triage concussions, fractures, headaches, and allergic reactions. To find out more about Asante’s School Nurse Program, please visit their webpage http://www.asante.org/asante-moments/the-abcs-of-asantes-school-nurse-program/.
Family Solutions provides on-site counseling, case management, individual and group skills training, and support for at-risk students and their families on the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Counselors, skills trainers, and student success specialists work as part of the educational team. Please ask your school office for more information or visit http://familysolutionsoregon.org/programs/school-based-counseling.
Immunizations are an excellent way to protect yourself and your family against many diseases. Age-appropriate immunization starts at birth and continues through adulthood, with special emphasis through age two. Your health care provider can help you determine which immunizations you or your child may need.
Shots are required by law for children in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, child care facilities, and Head Start programs in Oregon. Learn more about what is legally required by visiting the Oregon Health Authority's website:
Parent who do not want their child must complete the process for vaccination exemptions. Please visit the Oregon webpage for more information: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/VACCINESIMMUNIZATION/GETTINGIMMUNIZED/Pages/non-medical-exemption.aspx
Religious exemptions signed before March 1, 2014 are no longer accepted. Parents will need to submit new proof of immunization or a nonmedical exemption for their children if their nonmedical exemption was signed before March 1, 2014. If parents fail to update this documentation, the child will be reported as "incomplete" or "no record" and may receive an Exclusion Order.
Two doses of Hepatitis A are now required for all children in kindergartens and grades 1-8.
Registering for Kindergarten: When registering a child for kindergarten, families must show immunization records demonstrating that their child has had the immunizations required by the state of Oregon. You can request a copy of those records from your child's physician and then transfer them onto the Oregon CIS Form. Again, the school will not accept a blank CIS Form or one that only has a signature with no dates filled in.
Keep in mind that before starting school, you must be able to show that your child has received at least the first vaccination in any series of vaccinations. Families should schedule the required additional vaccinations as quickly as possible.