Health Information

When to Keep Your Child at Home
If your child wakes up in the morning with a headache, stomach ache, or generally not feeling well, please keep him/ her home.

Please email the office at attendance@stmichaellouisville.org. You may bring your child in at a later time, if he/she is feeling better.

PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME IF THEY HAVE A FEVER, VOMITING, DIARRHEA. They are to be symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication prior to returning to school.

Medications
  • Please be sure your child’s medical information is current on your child’s Sycamore account.
  • Medications will be accepted on an individual basis and administered only as prescribed by a physician.
  • All medications should be sent to school office in the original container, with the prescription label attached, including the physician’s directions for dispensing the medication.  All medicines must have a MEDICINE ADMINISTRATION FORM  with them.
  • Non-prescription (over the counter) medications will be accepted on an individual basis as provided by the parent or legal guardian provided a completed authorization to give medicine form (included in registration packet) is on file in the office.  Prolonged use of non-prescription medication is discouraged.  Physician or health care provider approval is required for use of non-prescription medication.  The medication is to be sent in the original container.  Examples include cough drops, Tylenol/aspirin, lotions, creams, etc.
Health Records

Kentucky Department of Health requires health records be maintained for all students.

Immunizations
Effective with the 2018-19 school year (July 1, 2018), the following new immunization requirements for elementary school students (Grades K-8) will be in effect:

  • All students should have two (2) doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. Parents should start the process of vaccination now, because the minimum time between the doses is six (6) months.
  • There is a new format for Kentucky Immunization Certificates, and all students are required to obtain and submit the updated certificate to schools.

All parents should take the following steps:

  1. Consult with your child’s healthcare provider to ensure that these vaccines have been given to your child, or make an appointment for your child to receive the vaccine(s).
  2. Obtain an updated Kentucky Immunization Certificate from your provider.
  3. Turn in a copy of that Kentucky Immunization Certificate to your child’s school.
Kentucky Immunization Certificate 
Eye Exam
Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic elementary schools require proof of a vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.  Submit proof to the school no later than January 1st of the FIRST year that a three (3), four (4), five (5) or six (6) year old child is enrolled. Vision examination information may be reported on the Kentucky/Archdiocese of Louisville Eye Examination Form for School Entry.

Eye Exam Form 
Physicals
We want all of our students to maintain regular physical exams.  Physical exams are required for all incoming sixth grade students before the school year begins.

Physical Exam Form 
Communicable Diseases

A letter will be issued as needed to either grade level or school wide for any communicable disease (chickenpox, head lice, etc.) confirmed by a doctor.