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August 20, 2017

Health and Wellness    

Don't Wait!
Bring in Tdap Proof for Your Incoming 7th Grader Now!

There's a "New Rule for School."  For more information (para mas información) . . .


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Head lice are a nuisance but they are not associated with any disease. Current research shows that they are spread through prolonged head to head contact at home, during sleepovers and at campouts.  MUSD aligns with the recommendations from major medical groups for the management of lice at school. Students found with live (crawling) lice will be sent home. Once the student has been treated, he/she can return to school after being checked by the school nurse.  If a few nits (eggs) remain, the student can come back to class. The school staff will maintain the privacy of students identified as having head lice, and we ask that our parents do the same. 

Do you know what signs to watch for? Learn more about head lice here: http://headfirstlicelessons.org/

Los piojos son una molestia pero no se asocian con ninguna enfermedad. La investigación actual muestra que se extienden a través del contacto prolongado de cabeza a cabeza en casa, fiestas de pijamas y campamentos. MUSD se alinea con las recomendaciones de grupos médicos para el tratamiento de piojos en la escuela. Los estudiantes con piojos vivos (rastreros) serán enviados a casa. Una vez que el estudiante ha sido tratado, él o ella puede regresar a la escuela después de ser revisado por la enfermera de la escuela. Si quedan algunas liendres (huevos), el estudiante puede volver a clase. El personal de la escuela mantendrá la privacidad de los estudiantes identificados como teniendo piojos, y pedimos que nuestros padres lo mismo.

¿Conoce las señales que debe vigilar? Más información sobre piojos aquí: http://headfirstlicelessons.org/


SB 277 - effective Jan 1, 2016

New students will need to be fully immunized before they can start school. Medical exemptions will still be allowed and special ed students will have access to their services.

For those students in school who already have a personal beliefs exemption in place, this will be honored until the next immunization checkpoint. For current pre-school students, the checkpoint is starting TK/K. For current  K-6 grade students, the next checkpoint is starting 7th grade. To be clear, nothing is required of them until the next checkpoint.

Families who choose not to immunize can do:

♦ A home-based private school or

♦ An independent study program with no classroom-based instruction.

Please see the website below for the FAQ regarding this law. http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/sb277faq/ 

Parents may also call our District nurses @ 531-6481 if they have further questions.


Per Ventura County Star article, April 17, 2015

The measles outbreak that swept across California starting in December has ended, state public health officials said Friday.

Officials said no new measles cases had been reported to the state for 42 days, two incubation periods for the highly contagious disease.

The outbreak infected 131 people in California, including 13 in Ventura County, according to state numbers.

Officials said 42 of the cases were directly linked to an exposure at Disneyland or Disney California in Anaheim.

State officials cautioned that measles could be reintroduced to California at any time. They urged people to get vaccinated.

Law Targets Whooping Cough in Youths
Story in Ventura County Star, February 13, 2011 
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Booster Update


(Students entering grade 7 this year)

Incoming 7th grade students are required by state law (AB 354) to have the adolescent Tdap booster (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) prior to the start of the school year.

Tdap flyer (English)
       Tdap flyer (Espanol)

FAQs about Tdap for Parents (English)  (Espanol) 

More information about Tdap

Please bring in your child's vaccination documentation BEFORE school starts to avoid any last minute problems in the hectic days at the beginning of school.  To save time, be sure the doctor clearly indicates that student received Tdap (not Td) booster - the booster must include protection from pertussis (whooping cough).

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