IMMUNIZATION AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Florida law mandates that all new students enrolling in Florida schools must have an updated physical (within 1 year of enrollment) and appropriate immunizations. These records must be documented on Florida state forms. Out-of-state records must be converted to Florida state forms. The Immunization Record must reflect the administration of the following vaccines:
Children entering or attending Kindergarten will be required to have completed:
- 4-5 doses of DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis).
- 4-5 doses of Polio/IPV.
- 3-4 doses of HIB.
- 3 doses of Hep B.
- 2 doses of MMR.
- 2 doses of Varicella.
Children entering or attending the 7th grade will be required to have completed, in addition to the above:
- Tetanus-Diphtheria booster (T-dap).
Any student receiving the minimum doses must complete the series within the scheduled period. According to the law, students without proper immunization records or signed waivers will not be allowed to attend school. Exemptions will be made only for students with temporary exemption forms (with valid expiration dates) or religious exemption forms on file.
We prioritize the health and safety of our students at AYA, and we need to be aware of any allergies or unique accommodations they may require. Parents must provide a doctor's note stating the child's name, allergy/condition, accommodation recommendation/requirement, and procedures to follow in case of exposure for any allergy or special accommodation. AYA will work closely with families to ensure the child's safety.
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 child's safety.
Any child with a food allergy must also provide the school with a list of proper nutritional substitutes for the food item.
To maintain a healthy environment at AYA, we kindly request that children should not be sent to school if they are sick. By keeping sick children at home, you help prevent the spread of viruses and infections to other students. Our Sick Child Policy: Zero-Tolerance ensures that any child with symptoms like sneezing, coughing, runny nose, or fever should stay home until all symptoms are gone or they present a doctor's note stating that they are no longer contagious. Parents are requested to inform the front office by 9:00 am if their child will be absent due to illness. Upon the child's return to school, they can obtain an Absence Excuse Form to make up any missed work.
For further information on AYA's Health Policies, please refer to the Student-Parent Handbook.