Florida law requires that every new student enrolling in Florida schools be properly immunized or have a signed waiver on file at the school. Also, this record must be on a Florida form. The Immunization Record must show that the following vaccines have been administered:
- 5 doses DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis)
- 4 doses Polio
- 2 doses Measles
- 1 dose Rubella and
- 1 dose of Mumps, or 2 doses of MMR.
Children entering or attending the 7th grade will be required to have completed, in addition to the above:
- Hepatitis B vaccination series, a
- Second measles vaccination or MMR and a
- Tetanus-Diphtheria booster.
Any student receiving the minimum doses must complete the series within the scheduled time span. If the immunization record or signed waiver is not on file, the student, in accordance with the law, shall not be permitted to attend school.
It is extremely important that the office staff and teachers are aware of any type of allergy or special accommodation a child may have/need. If a child is allergic to any substance, whether it be food, an insect, or medicine, it is crucial for us to aware of and educated about this matter.
In the case of any allergy or special accommodations, it is required that the parent obtain and submit to the Registrar a doctor's note stating the child's name, the allergy/condition, the accommodation recommendation/requirement, and procedures to follow in case of exposure. AYA will cooperate with the family to the best of its ability to ensure the safety of the child.
Any child with a food allergy must also provide the school with a list of proper nutritional substitutes for the food item.
In order to maintain the good health of AYA students and staff, we request that children not be sent to school if they are sick. By keeping them at home when sick, you are helping us prevent the spread of viruses and/or infections to other children. In order to prevent large numbers of students from contracting viruses and/or infections from other child, AYA has adopted a Sick Child Policy: Zero-Tolerance which states that any child who is sneezing, coughing, has a runny nose or fever should not come to school and may not return to school until either all symptoms are gone or until he/she has a doctor's note stating that he/she is not contagious. Please call the front office by 9:00 am to let us know if he/she is out sick. Once your child returns to school, make sure to get an Absence Excuse Form, so that he/she can make up any missed work.
For more information about AYA's Health Policies, please refer to the Student - Parent Handbook.