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Student Health

The health and well being of all students at Muddy Creek is very important.  Please read through the following topics to better understand how you can help support our efforts to ensure a healthy school environment.

When Should I Keep my Child at Home?

In order to prevent the spread of disease at our school, it is important to make sure that your child is kept home from school if certain symptoms are present.  Please read When Should I Keep my Child at Home to determine whether or not you should send your child to school.


All MCCS students are required to be immunized against certain diseases according to state law, unless there are existing medical or religious reasons that a student should not be immunized. Muddy Creek requires kindergarten students’ immunizations to be complete or as up to date as possible following state immunization guidelines within 6 weeks of the beginning of school, unless a medical or religious exemption is on file at school.  Any student not in compliance with Oregon statutes and rules related to immunization may be excluded from school until such time as he/she has met immunization requirements.  Please refer to the 2015-2016 Immunization Requirements.

School District Vaccination Rates Available

New school health legislation went into effect this year requiring publication of school district immunization rates to be available to parents. Vaccination rates for Corvallis schools are available here. Vaccination rates for Muddy Creek during the 2015-2016 school year is available here.

Medication at School

Students are allowed to take prescription or non-prescription medication at school or at school-sponsored activities only if necessary for the student to stay in school.  Parents may request that school personnel give medicine to their child. The request must be made in writing and must include proper written instructions regarding how and when the medicine should be taken. Please fill out the Medication Authorization Form and return it to the office.  The medicine also must be brought to the school in its original container. Medication not picked up within five school days of the end of the medication period or at the end of the school year, will be disposed of by the school.

Head Lice

If a student appears to have symptoms of  head lice, a screening will be performed by a staff member. If the student is found with live head lice or nits, he/she will be discouraged from close, direct head-to-head contact with others, and the child’s parent or guardian will be notified that prompt, effective treatment is necessary. The student(s) will be allowed to return to school after being treated and an inspection conducted by a school staff member indicates that there are no live lice or nits.  In place of an inspection by a school staff member, the school will accept a note from a medical professional indicating that no live lice or nits were found.

In the instance that a student is found to have an active case of head lice, staff will perform a head check of every child in the school to ensure that all active cases are identified and subsequently treated.  All parents will be notified if a case of head lice is found, although the name(s) of affected student(s) will not be disclosed.  It is the policy at Muddy Creek Charter School that infected students may not return to class until an inspection indicates that there are no live lice or nits.  Included below are links for additional information regarding headlice.