The health and social services department coordinates and provides health and social services to promote a healthy school community and maximize educational outcomes.
All students need proof of immunizations or a completed certificate of exemption for immunizations, on file, the first day of school attendance. If you need to update this information, please upload the documentation through PARENT VUE or connect with your school office. If your student plans to attend, the following forms must be on file at your student’s school:
- Medically verified CIS form OR
- Certificate of Exemption
Students who need medications or treatments during school, are required to have a signed medication authorization form and necessary supplies from a licensed healthcare provider before we can administer medications/treatments. A student may not enroll in school without the ordered medication and completed medication authorization form for required medications or treatments.
New Immunization update for upcoming school year
Students entering school must get the required doses listed in the chart linked here 2023 School Immunization Chart. School aged students (Preschool thru 12th grade) must meet the immunization requirements for their grade in school. School aged students who are in programs and sports at school sites must meet immunization requirements to participate. The requirements follow the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Immunization Schedule with requirements specified by grade level.
Tdap immunization update
For the school year all students attending grades 7 through 12 must have had one dose of Tdap vaccine:
- For students in 7th grade, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 10 to be accepted for school entry.
- For students in 8th to 12th grades, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 7 to be accepted for school entry.
MMR Immunization Exemption Law Change
As of July 28, 2019, a new state law (House Bill 1638) removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine required for school and child care attendance.
Children without a medical or religious exemption, current MMR vaccines or proof of immunity will need two doses of MMR vaccine to be allowed to start school.
Students can suffer academically if they miss 10% of the school year-- that's just one day every two weeks.