Students are required to provide certification of current immunization for the following preventable childhood diseases: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (I & II) (MMR), Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP/DT/Td), Tdap booster, Hepatitis B, and Varicella (chicken pox) unless proof of prior varicella disease is provided.
Students enrolling in Head Start are required to provide certification of current immunizations for Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP), Hepatitis A & B (3), Haemophilius influenza type B (Hib), Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV7), and Varicella (chicken pox).
Every student entering a Kansas school for the first time up to the age of nine years must present the results of a health assessment conducted within 12 months prior to school entry. A licensed physician or a nurse who has completed the Department of Health and Environment training and certification may complete this assessment.
Effective with the 2008-2009 School Year, Topeka Public Schools will no longer grant a 90-day grace period for students to complete the required immunizations. All children prior to attending classes must receive appropriate immunizations in all required series or be in the process of receiving the required series unless there is a medical or religious exemption.
To assist in the enrollment please present copies of all health related documents to the school when you enroll your child.
Prescription and non-prescription medications may be administered to students at school under the direct supervision of a school employee and only after establishing procedures and permission with a signed medication permission form. Please refer to the Student Handbook or contact the school office for more information regarding student medications.
A yearly physical examination for all middle school and high school athletes and cheerleaders completed by a doctor is required prior to the first practice session. This exam must be completed after May 1 for the following school year. One exam covers all sports.
The district does not provide group accident insurance for students in school activities. School offices have information available for parents/guardians who wish to purchase insurance for their student(s).