Health forms must be completed in full annually without exception. Students with incomplete forms are unable to register, reside on campus, or participate in school activities until requirements are met. Families are financially responsible for any services the school may coordinate in order to meet these requirements.
The immunization and permissions/authorization sections are especially important. Student immunization records must be reviewed and verified annually. Massachusetts has specific immunization requirements that may be different from year to year, and our health forms are updated to reflect these changes. Medical and religious exemptions are allowed with proper documentation.
We must have parent/guardian authorization to share health information and permission to provide healthcare services every year. Without it, we are legally prohibited from providing any care or service to a student. Questions about any aspect of health forms shoudl be directed to our staff by calling (413) 529-3234 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students are required to have a physical prior to returning to school each year. Annual physicals ensure that students are well and fit for attending school and participating in extra-curricular activities.
Understanding that the timing of physicals is often complicated by insurance requirements, the Health & Wellness Center requests that students have a new physical within 30 days of the one-year anniversary of their last physical. This allows the school to have updated records and ensures that students have been seen by a medical provider to ascertain that they are able to participate in the life of the school.
Please provide a copy of the most recent physical on record. While we understand this may be the same copy the Health & Wellness Center has in its files, we need an additional copy for the current health file. When the updated physical takes place, please send the new record to replace the older record on file.
The Health & Wellness Center will be in touch with you in the month before your child’s physical is due to make sure that one is scheduled and that parents are aware that the office is in need of a copy for the child’s current record.
Please note that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has specific immunizations requirements in order for a student to attend the school. These are listed in the health form. Medical and religious exceptions are allowed with proper documentation.
All students are required to have comprehensive U.S.-based health insurance. International students may wish to purchase the school insurance plan. International students who do not purchase the school insurance plan must have their insurance plan approved by the Director of Health & Wellness Services.
Because insurance companies vary tremendously, we encourage all families to ensure that their child will have full coverage for routine and emergent healthcare in our local area of Hampshire and Hamden Counties in Massachusetts. Families are financially responsible for fees not covered by insurance.