Our mission, as School Nurses, is to promote health, safety and overall well-being of all students, so they may learn at their optimum. Our vision is to ensure that school health services are effective in addressing the health and learning needs of all students by providing leadership and direction to school health professionals, parents and community organizations. National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Position Paper
School Entry Requirements: Immunizations:
All students entering or attending the Kodiak Island Borough School District (grades K-12) must be current with the following:
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP/DT/Tdap) Polio (OVP, IPV), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, (MMR), and Hepatitis A and B, and Varicella. (Varicella is required for preschool through grade 6) All children attending the district preschool program are also required to have documentation for the HIB immunization.
All Immunization records must be submitted and verified by the school nurse prior to beginning school. Remember, NO SHOTS, NO SCHOOL!
To meet requirements, students will need MEDICALLY-VERIFIED:
- Immunization record of 2 doses of Varicella OR
- History of disease recorded on new state required form OR
- Valid medical exemption on new state exemption requirements
*Documentation must be signed by an Alaskan-licensed MD, DO, ANP, or PA, stating the child has had the disease.*
Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment shall be conducted on ALL New-to-District K through 12th grade (students who have attended then left KIBSD and returned less than 2 years later are NOT new to district). ANY YES Answers on a TB risk assessment means the student is at risk for TB and Alaska State law requires PPD (purified protein derivative) tuberculin skin testing (TST) or Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test for all students of any age who are new to our school district with positive TB risk assessment.
All students participating in KIBSD sports are required to have an annual sports physical (a school physical is acceptable). This must be done before the child participates in the sports activities and must be repeated every year. Links for these forms and health care providers are below.
Religious and Medical Exemption Forms:
Please take note of the following new information: As of July 1, 2013 Alaska State Law will require the use of a new Religious Exemption Form. This form will need to be notarized and renewed each school year.
How to reach us:
East Elementary School...............907-481-6500 fax 907-481-6560
Kodiak High School......................907-486-7421 fax 907-481-2564
Kodiak Middle School...................907-481-6259 fax 907-481-2201
Main Elementary School...............907-486-2104 fax 907-486-2138
North Star Elementary School......907-481-2026 fax 907-481-2020
Peterson Elementary School........907-481-6403 fax 907-481-6476
Kodiak Public Health Center / Frontier Region
316 Mission Road, Room 207
Kodiak, Alaska 99615
Phone: 486-3319 Fax: 486-8149
Division of Public Health
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