If, after reviewing the following requirements you would like to enroll in the Mead Public School, please go to: Forms and Enrollment Forms. Thank you for your interest in the Mead School District.
NOTICE OF REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT ADMISSION—
BIRTH CERTIFICATE, IMMUNIZATION, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
AND VISUAL EVALUATION
Nebraska law requires that the parents or legal guardian furnish the following documents to the school:
(1) A certified copy of the student's birth certificate issued by the state in which the child was born, prior to admission of a child for the first time. Other reliable proof of the child's identify and age, accompanied by an affidavit explaining the inability to produce a copy of the birth certificate, may be used in lieu of a birth certificate. An affidavit is defined as a notarized statement by an individual who can verify the reason a copy of the birth certificate cannot be produced.
(2) Evidence of a physical examination by a physician, physician assistant, or an advanced practice registered nurse, within six months prior to the entrance of the child into the beginner grade and the seventh grade or, in the case of a transfer from out of state, to any other grade, unless the parent or legal guardian submits a written statement objecting to a physical examination.
(3) Evidence of a visual evaluation by a physician, a physician assistant, an advanced practice registered nurse, or an optometrist, within six months prior to the entrance of the child into the beginner grade or, in the case of a transfer from out of state, to any other grade, unless the parent or legal guardian submits a written statement objecting to a visual evaluation. The visual evaluation is to consist of testing for amblyopia, strabismus, and internal and external eye health, with testing sufficient to determine visual acuity.
(4) Evidence of protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, Hepatitis B, Varicella (chicken pox) and Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib) and other diseases as required by applicable law, by immunization, prior to enrollment. Exceptions are allowed based on: (1) written statement by health care provider that immunization would be injurious to the student or a family member or (2) affidavit of a religious reason for non-immunization. Provisional enrollment is allowed based on: (1) written statement of health care provider that immunizations have begun, and immunization is continued as rapidly as medically feasible and (2) written statement of parent or guardian that immunizations have been completed, where the child’s parent is in the military, the child is enrolling following residence outside the state, and proof of immunization is given within 60 days. Refer to HHS regulations, 173 NAC 3.
Forms to submit objections are available from the school.
The following information is provided to assist a parent or guardian in receiving information regarding free or reduced-cost visual evaluations for low-income families who qualify: Information about free or reduced-cost visual evaluations may be obtained from the Nebraska Optometric Association (NOA), http://www.noaonline.org/, 201 North 8th Street, Suite 400 P.O. Box 81706, Lincoln, NE68501--Fax 402-476-6547--Phone 402-474-7716. To identify a participating SEE TO LEARN doctor nearest you, call 1-800-960-3937. For assistance from VISION USA call 1-800-766-4466. In addition, Lions Clubs throughout Nebraska are committed to assisting disadvantaged families by sponsoring eye exams and eyewear. NOA member doctors will provide eye exams at no cost if no other resources are available.