South Putnam Community Schools

3999 South US Highway 231, Greencastle, IN. 46135

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A Message to Parents/Guardians

The Indiana State Department of Health has recently announced changes in the immunization requirements FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2010 - 2011 for students entering grades 6 through 12. This will include one meningococcal vaccine and one Tdap booster.  ( Includes pertussis)  Both of these can be given at 10 years of age or older.  Please call your family physician/pediatrician or local health department at 653-5210 to make an appointment.  Again, THIS REQUIREMENT BEGINS SCHOOL YEAR 2010 - 2011

Please call Rita Bain or Marcy Young at your child's school for questions.

Following links are to the Indiana State Department of Health Website on Meningitis and Pertussis(Whooping Cough).

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 January 2012 03:24

Please remember that the nurse cannot send medications home from school with Junior High students and it requires a parental note to do so for high school students. Please do not send medication (prescription or over-the-counter) to school and expect it to be sent home at the end of the day (unless the nurse has written instructions to do so for high school students only). When receiving prescription medications for your child, ask the pharmacist to give you two bottles so that one can be left and administered at school only and one can be kept at home. Prescription medicine should be in its original, labeled container with the student’s name, correct dosage, and administration instructions. This is in accordance with state law and even at the end of the year leftover medication cannot be sent home with students unless there is a parental note on file (for high school students only) giving permission to do so. (AS A GENERAL RULE, MEDICATION BROUGHT TO SCHOOL SHOULD BE FOR ADMINISTRATION AT SCHOOL ONLY.)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 June 2010 08:54


          In accordance with the new Public Law 38-2004 and effective June 30, 2005, every student entering grades 9 and 12 for the 2005-2006 school year is to be immunized against Hepatitis B. All students currently in grades 8 and 11 need to be pursuing this matter now, as the hepatitis B series consists of three shots over a period of 5 to 6 months. Students in these grades need to contact either the county health department at 653-5210 or see their family physician. The county health nurse will administer the shots free if the student is not yet 19 years of age. Although not required to receive shots by June 2005, students in other grades will eventually need the shots when they are freshman or seniors.


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