Under Section 602 of the Healthy Schools Act of 2010 (L18-0209 , DC Official Code § 38-826.02 ), each public school and public charter school within the District of Columbia is required to publish a School Health Profile (SHP) form to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
Marie Reed Elementary School is fortunate to have a full-time nurse, Ms. Kamara on-site daily from 8:00am-4:30pm to tend to student illness and injury. The nurse is an employee of Children’s Hospital and is assigned to Marie Reed through the School Nurse Program. Ms. Kamara maintains immunization and health records for all students at Marie Reed. Families are required to submit updated immunization and health certificates upon enrolling at Marie Reed each year.
DCPS requires that health physicals and oral health assessments be conducted annually. Students must also be current with their immunizations to attend school. A series of medical forms should be turned in to the school as part of the enrollment process, and any updated forms throughout the school year should be submitted to the school nurse. The following documents are required:
Other necessary forms include:
All forms are available in the school’s main office and health suite, and downloadable above.
Unless you obtain a medical or religious exemption, DC law requires your child to receive immunizations against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, mumps, measles, rubella, polio, Haemophilus influenza type (Hib), hepatitis B, and varicella in order to attend school.