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COVID links for fall 2022

Health, safety and security Including the guiding principles for 2022-2023

COVID Q&A Your child doesn't feel well. What's your next step?

Before September....!

Hi Gordon Families! 

There are some things we need to do before school begins.

Required before school begins….

Gordon needs an up-to-date record of your child's most recent physical exam and their immunizations. 

Please have your child's doctor's office send a complete record to Gordon. They can use their own form, and it must include immunization history, allergies, chronic conditions, and permission for PE and sports. 

All forms can be faxed to 401-490-4419, mailed to the school, or scanned and emailed to

If you have questions about forms, reach out to Nurse Straub at

If your child may require access to medication during the day…

If your child requires medication during the day, including epipens or inhalers, they must have new orders from their provider every school year. 

Here are Gordon's versions of three key permissions. You can download and print them, sign them and forward them to your family doctor. Your signature is required at the top of theses form for medications, inhalers, and epi pens! The health office requires both parental consent and a physician signature to administer any of these items. 

medication consent 
inhaler permission
epipen permission

If your child uses an inhaler or an epi pen, we strongly recommend that they also have an “action plan” completed by their pediatrician. Please provide these forms to your family doctor, and have them send them to me, faxed to 401-490-4419, mailed to the school, or scanned and emailed to

anaphylaxis care plan.pdf 
asthma action plan.pdf

Testing at school

Vision, scoliosis and hearing screenings will resume during the 2022-2023 academic year. If you would prefer to have these screenings completed at your pediatrician’s office, please have them forward documentation of the screening to the school. Forms can be faxed to 401-490-4419, mailed to the school, or scanned and emailed to

Thank you!



Flu clinic

Gordon will once again host a flu vaccination clinic October 7th from 3:30 to 6:30pm.

Entire families-siblings and parents-can be accommodated.

Mist and injections available.

Registration will be at 


Screening requirements

Below is a list of state mandated screenings your child will need prior to the start of the school year.

The physician should do an annual assessment of your child’s immunization status at their annual physical.

If you have any questions regarding these screenings, please contact your child’s pediatrician.

  • Lead: Upon entry to Nursery school or Kindergarten
  • Vision: Upon entry to school, then yearly
  • Hearing: Kindergarten to third grade (Done at school)
  • Scoliosis: Annually from sixth to eighth grade
  • Dental: Annually 


Immunization requirements

Requirements for students entering licensed DHS center-based and in-home child care facilities

  • 4 doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine1 dose of Flu vaccine each year
  • 2 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • 3 doses of Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) vaccine
  • 1 dose of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine
  • 4 doses of Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (not routinely given to healthy children 5 years of age and older)
  • 3 doses of Polio vaccine
  • 2 doses of Rotavirus vaccine
  • 1 dose of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine

Requirements for students entering Kindergarten

A student entering Kindergarten must have met the pre-Kindergarten immunization requirements (above), plus:

  • 1 dose of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine
  • 1 dose of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine
  • 1 dose of Polio vaccine
  • 1 dose of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine

Requirements for students entering seventh grade

A student entering seventh grade must have met the pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten immunization requirements, plus:

  • 1 dose of HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine
  • 1 dose of Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4) vaccine
  • 1 dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine

Requirements for students entering eighth grade

A student entering eighth grade must have met the seventh grade immunization requirements, plus:

  • 2 doses of HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine


Gordon School expects that all students will be up to date on COVID vaccination, including appropriate booster doses for the 2022-2023 academic school year. If your student has not received the COVID vaccine, please reach out to me at to discuss your child’s situation.