Some things to consider as we approach school enrollment.

To some it might be too soon to think about these things, but experience has shown that a little planning makes everything run smoother.

In order to enroll your kids in school, sometimes you will be requested to fill out out various forms, physical forms, shot records, medication forms and many others.  Sometimes your child will not be able to complete enrollment until these forms get filled out, or they may not be able to participate without them.  Many of them require us to fill out and sign the forms.  We request that you give us at least 24 hours to get these done.  We care for several thousand kids in this practice, and when we suddenly have several dozens of these forms to complete, it does take some time, in addition to the other work that we do.  We ask for your patience in this, and really do realize that these forms are important, for your child’s participation.  The it’s best to take note of when these papers are due, and plan accordingly.

Also, if your child is going to need a physical, we would recommend that if possible you should get him or her scheduled as soon as possible rather than waiting until just before school starts.  The time in late August becomes very busy for us doing school check ups, and the waiting time becomes longer.  There is hardly any wait at this time.

For kids with special considerations such as Asthma and food allergies, schools usually require up to date treatment plans, medication refills and other documentation.  Again, if you could pass them on to us as soon as you get them, rather than waiting until the end, we can fill them out for you efficiently.

We at Lakewood Pediatric Associates are looking forward to an exciting and productive school year, and hope to get everyone back to school smoothly.

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