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Enrollment for Student Flu Vaccine Open Now

DEADLINE to enroll is Oct. 23 for the Bloomsdale Campus Clinic and Oct. 28 for the SG Campus Clinic

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from the flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and can save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients. It is our intent to reduce or eliminate barriers to flu vaccinations.

SG R-II is once again working with the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department to provide an onsite flu vaccine clinic for our students. This is an effort to help our community healthy and our staff and students well and in school. Flu vaccine clinics will be held on Nov. 3 & 4 on the Ste. Genevieve Campus and on Oct. 27 at the Bloomsdale Campus. This opportunity to have your child vaccinated is strongly encouraged, but it is NOT mandatory.

This year, the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department is offering an online enrollment for each school clinic. Parents can easily enroll their child online to get their flu vaccination. Steps to enroll your child are listed below:

  • The website to enroll in the school flu vaccination clinic is www.schoolcares.com.
  • Your enrollment code to enter is: MO43019.
  • Select your school from the list. This will need to be done for each child if you are enrolling multiple children.
  • You can now enter your insurance information online instead of having to submit a copy of your card. If you have no insurance or if your insurance does not cover the flu vaccine, you will not be charged.
  • When you are done completing the form, you will click the “Finish & Submit” and the form will be sent to the Health Department.

If you have questions or problems with the online enrollment please give the Health Department a call at (573)883-7411. The deadline to enroll your child is Oct. 28 for the Ste. Genevieve Campus Clinic and Oct. 23 for the Bloomsdale Campus Clinic.

For anyone unable to enroll online, there will be a paper permission form to fill out. These are linked below, and are available through the school office or the health department. With a paper form, we will still need a copy of your insurance card.

The Vaccine Information Sheet for the current Influenza vaccine can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.html. You can also pick up a paper copy at the Health Department. Please read this prior to your child getting their vaccination. For questions, contact the Health Department.

The vaccine is available in injectable form only (the flu shot). If you decline, do not enroll online, or do not return the required permission form to the school, the free flu vaccine will not be given to your student at school. If you enroll online or return the paper form and your child receives the flu vaccine elsewhere, it is important that you notify your school nurse immediately. This will prevent your child from receiving an unnecessary second dose of vaccine.

COVID-19 UPDATE CENTER

March 11, 2020: SG R-II has launched an online Update Center for the coronavirus, or COVID-19. This page is a dedicated space on our website designed to keep parents, staff, and the community informed about the potential effect of the coronavirus.

While the potential impact of the virus to our community is not yet known, we know that our families might have questions. We created this centralized hub of updates and links to additional resources, such as links to the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department and the CDC.

This Update Center serves as an ongoing, reliable resource for the entire school community, in order to communicate proactively and transparently. We will continue to include updates as further information becomes available. It is our mission to keep you informed on how we are preparing to cope with COVID-19 and any other potential health-related or time-critical topics. We hope you'll find it useful.

See the Update Center here.


flu prevention & information

Feb. 24, 2020: We are well into the cold and flu season, and this year, many areas nationwide have seen a spike in cases of influenza. At Ste. Genevieve R-II, there have been a high number of student absences over the past several weeks due to flu-like symptoms. Influenza (also known as the flu) is a common viral respiratory infection. We would like to share information with families about how to best prevent the spread of influenza throughout our community and our schools.

The health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is of utmost importance. Our buildings are undergoing a thorough disinfection to prevent the spread of germs. More antibacterial hand sanitizers have been made available throughout our schools, and students, faculty and staff are being reminded to wash their hands thoroughly and often.

When to Keep Your Child Home From School:

Influenza symptoms can include a fever of 100+ degrees, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) recommends that children showing these flu-like symptoms should stay home from school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. Please report these symptoms when calling in to the school to report an absence. The illness may last up to 7 days, and if your child has been infected, it may take 1 to 4 days for symptoms to start. If anyone in your home has a high fever or cough, reach out to your healthcare provider.

We are doing everything we can to keep our students healthy, but we need your help. The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot each year as soon as the vaccine is available to the public. Other precautions include hand-washing and using antibacterial hand sanitizers, covering coughs, avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth and avoiding close contact with those who are sick.

Thank you for helping minimize the spread of infections and viruses throughout our schools.


narcan - emergency medicine notification

October 2020: The Ste. Genevieve R-II School District Board of Education has approved the emergency medicine, Narcan, to be utilized by trained school employees, if needed. The physician standing orders shall be updated to state:

Narcan (naloxone Hcl) Nasal Spray Standing Order: If a nurse or trained staff member believes, based on his/her training, that a student/staff member is having a life-threatening opioid overdose episode, then Narcan may be administered per 4mg/0.1mL intranasal spray and if no response, may be repeated every 2 to 3 minutes. Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, the annual Student Health Profile will state that parents and guardians shall provide the school with written notification if their child(ren) should not receive Narcan Nasal Spray.