The MSD of Decatur Township is excited to begin the eighth year of our expanded partnership with Community Health Network. All Decatur school nurses are licensed health care professionals and are members of the Community Health Network Nursing Department. It is our goal to meet the health needs of all students and facilitate learning by keeping students in the classroom.
Hayley Molin RN
Coordinator of Health and Nursing Services
Guidelines to Follow When Your Child is Sick
The clinic will follow guidelines concerning communicable diseases by the Indiana State Department of Health or accepted guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Healthy children perform at their best. After any illness, your child should be fever free (temp < 100) for twenty-four (24) hours before returning to school. Not all contagious illnesses are accompanied by fever; therefore, the child must also be symptom free for twenty-four (24) hours before returning to school in order to protect others from infection. (Symptom free would include fever, vomiting and diarrhea free for 24 hours.)
Studies show that children who wash their hands at least 4 times a day experience 24% fewer sick days from cold and flu. An FDA study reveals that proper handwashing can stop 1/2 of all food borne illness such as E Coli and salmonella. The CDC released a report showing that handwashing nearly halved the incidence of pneumonia-related infections in children under 5 years old. Handwashing is our best defense against illnesses!
Immunization Requirements for 2020-2021 School Year
Indiana immunization requirements for the 2020-2021 school year have been released. These immunizations are required by the state of Indiana for school enrollment and are a priority for keeping our school environment healthy and safe
Required for all students Pre-K through 12th grade: Hepatitis A which is a two-part series that requires 6 months in between doses.
Required for all students entering 6th grade: 1 Tdap and 1 MCV (Meningococcal)
Required for all students entering 12th grade: an additional dose of the Meningococcal immunization (equals two doses)
Please make sure your students are up to date on all immunizations before school begins. You may bring proof of immunization to registration or the first day of school. You can get these immunizations at your primary care physician office, Community Med Check, Community Clinic at Walgreens or the Marion County Health Department.
- Community Med Check Speedway: 317-957-9000
- Community Med Check Greenwood: 317-887-7640
- Community Clinic at Walgreens (Kentucky Ave): 317-487-0722
- Marion County Health Department (South District): 317-221-5700