School health services and programs are designed to support and enhance the student’s academic success by focusing on the health of the whole child. We provide:
Children need to stay at home when they begin to show signs of illness.
Staying at home and in bed at the first signs of illness will help to shorten the length of the illness.
When your child begins to show signs of illness, please cooperate with your school and health department by keeping your child at home.
Children who go to school while sick endanger the health of their classmates and teachers.
A sick child does not learn as well at school.
The law requires the school to send home children who are sick.
With the first sign of illness, put your child to bed and call your health care provider for instructions. Notify the school that your child is sick.
To Enter School: State law prohibits a principal or teacher from admitting new entrants to school without a record of having received at least one does of each: Measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, and chickenpox (varicella).
To Stay in School: You must provide the school with a record showing that your child has received all of the following immunizations:
Administration of Medication
Whenever possible, parents/guardians should administer medications to students at home. As a service to the family, the Superintendent shall establish procedures for the administration of medication by school personnel in circumstances where such administration is deemed necessary for the student's well being by the student's parent/guardian or authorized health care provider.
Sexuality / HIV Education
The Flint Board of Education has approved programs of instruction in HIV/AIDS for grades 4-12. In addition, puberty education is approved for grades 4-6, and sexuality education for grades 7-12. By law, all sexuality/HIV lessons need to emphasize abstinence.
The Flint Community Schools Family Life Sexuality Education Guidelines may be reviewed at the district's Health Services Department. Please call (810) 767-6273 for an appointment.
For HIV and sex education instruction, parents or guardians must be notified in advance of the content and have the right to:
• Review the curriculum and materials in advance
• Observe the classroom instruction
• Withdraw your child without penalty from an individual class or course, or for the continuation of your child's enrollment in the school district, without penalty to his or her grade.
If you choose to withdraw your child from HIV/AIDS, reproductie health, and/or sex education, you must send a written notice to: Flint Community Schools, Health Services Department, 923 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503.