Health Services: Updates & Reminders
To contact the school nurse, Ms. Williams, please call 816-412-5979.
She is in the office Monday – Friday, 7am to 4pm. She is available to
assist you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your
Allergy Season is Here Already!
Seasonal allergies are certainly causing problems for many people
right now. Did you know that over 70% of children with asthma have an
allergy to something? That’s right. And when children are exposed to
these allergens, it can cause more problems with their asthma. If your
student has asthma and seems to be using his/her inhaler a little more
frequently lately, we recommend that you follow up with your student’s
physician. Ask about allergies. Ask if your child should be taking
allergy medication(s). Ask what you can do to prevent asthma flares.
If you and your physician decide that an allergy medicine would be
beneficial for your student, please talk with and assess your student every morning.
Allergy medicine is most effective when it’s taken on a daily basis. It
is very important that your student receives his/her allergy medication
BEFORE he/she comes to school; this includes oral medication, nasal
sprays and/or allergy eye drops. This will ensure that your student is
not miserable throughout the day and it will keep him/her from missing
class due to multiple trips to the nurse’s office.
For more information regarding allergies and asthma, please visit the following site: http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/allergies/allergies_asthma.html
All students entering a Missouri school are required to present
certification from a physician or local health department indicating
that the student has received all the immunizations required by Missouri
law. All immunizations must be up-to-date before students are permitted to attend class.
New students will be required to submit a copy of current immunizations
before entering school. Returning students will be notified if any
immunizations need to be up-dated. For specific information regarding
state immunization requirements, please visit the Missouri Department of
Health and Senior Services website at www.health.mo.gov/living/wellness/immunizations/records.php.
We would like to send a special “Thank You” to our parents and
guardians for their assistance in helping University Academy reach a
100% vaccination rate for the 2012-2013 school year! Each and every one
of our students is in compliance with the state of Missouri’s
recommendations for immunizations. What an amazing accomplishment! We
most certainly plan to stay on top of things and continue this success
rate in the years to come!!
Health Services Forms
We welcome your child to the University Academy! Student health
requirements are important as we partner with our families to create a
safe and effective learning environment. In order for us to understand
your child’s individual health needs and how we can support them while
they are here at school, we are requesting you to fill out several forms
and returned them to the office prior to the first day of school. (the
forms are listed below)
Emergency Health Information Form
form contains parental, emergency, general health and medical
information. Please list known allergies on this form as well as any
additional health concerns you may have. (This form must be signed and
familiarize yourself with our medication policy for prescription
medicine and over-the-counter medicine. The information can be found in
the 2012-2013 University Academy Parent and Student Handbook. PLEASE DO NOT SEND MEDICATION WITH YOUR STUDENT ON THE SCHOOL BUS. ALL medications, prescription and non-prescription MUST be dropped off at the school by the student’s parent/guardian.
Over-The-Counter Medication Form
medications will be administered sparingly when indicated to make your
child more comfortable and able to remain at school. With your signed
permission, the school nurse or delegated staff person may administer
the approved medications listed on this form. If you only want certain
medications, or no medications to be given to your child, you must also
indicate this on the form. (This form must be signed and turned in.)
Authorization for Medications Form
parental/guardian consent will be required prior to giving any
prescription medicine or personally provided over-the-counter
medications at school. This form is to be completed for each personally
supplied medication given.
Thank you very much for your ongoing support of school and home
working together for the health and safety of our students. Please feel
free to contact our school nurse at any time regarding acute, chronic or
exceptional health problems concerning your child. We look forward to
having your child attend the University Academy!
The UA Wellness Center
Operated by Children's Mercy Hospital, the Wellness Center provides a
special, professional school-based health care service for our
students. More than 800 UA students are already registered with the
Children's Mercy Hospital Wellness Center.
For more information regarding the Wellness Center, or to learn how
to register your child , please contact the UA Wellness Center, at
816-412-5978 - or CLICK HERE to learn more about this program.
The UMKC School of Dentistry – University Academy Clinic
Friends of University Academy and UMKC School of Dentistry opened a
dental clinic inside University Academy in the fall of 2012. For those
families who may not have received any information about the clinic,
here is a little bit of information…
- WHO: Open to all students, regardless of their
ability to pay. The clinic will be staffed by student dentists and
dental hygienists under faculty dentist supervision.
- WHAT: The fully-equipped 2-chair dental clinic will
allow University Academy students to receive general dental care with
UMKC’s main clinic readily available for specialty services.
- WHEN: The dental clinic will be open during normal school hours, Monday through Thursday.
- WHERE: The dental clinic is located near the main
entrance of the school, inside the main office. It is easily accessible
and eliminates the need to travel to and from appointments.
- WHY: Good oral health is an important part of overall health and a foundation for a successful academic year.
For questions regarding the dental clinic, please contact the clinic at 816-412-9249.