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IMPORTANT MESSAGEAn amendment to public health law section 2164 has passed which eliminates the exemption from vaccinations due to religious beliefs for school attendance.
CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR STATEMENT OF LEGISLATION REMOVING NON-MEDICAL EXEMPTION FROM SCHOOL VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:Click on documnets below for more information on immunization requirements and the non -medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements:
Attention Parents:New for the 2019-2020 School YearAll kids entering 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th grade must have the Meningococcal Vaccine.Without it they can't start school
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule 2019
- Immunization Requirements for School Attendance Medical Exemption Statement for Children 0-18 years of Age
See Attached Flyer:
Attention Parents/Guardians: New Immunization Requirements for September 2019
The Department’s Immunization Guidelines for Schools have been revised to reflect these changes. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight changes below:
Students entering K, 1st, 6th, and 7th grades in the 2015-16 school year will now be required to have 2 doses of the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine and 3-4 doses of poliomyelitis vaccine. All other students will be able to attend school this year with 1 dose of varicella, and 3 doses of poliomyelitis.
Students will now need 2 doses of measles, and mumps, and 1 dose of rubella vaccine in K through 12th grade. Students will no longer be able to wait until age7 to meet this requirement.
Students entering 8th through 12th grade (or comparable age level grade equivalents) in the 2015-16 school year shall be deemed in compliance with the immunization requirements until the last grade of this cohort graduate from school in 2020, if they had satisfied the immunization requirements in effect in regulation on June 30, 2014. This cohort does not need the immunization intervals assessed.There are also new regulations excluding students from school for immunization-compliance and for medical exemptions. Mrs. Pollock or Mrs. Kenney will only send letters home to parents whose child’s immunizations need to be updated. The letter will include specific immunizations that need to be taken care of before the 1st day of school or your child will be excluded(not allowed to come) from school. Please call Mrs. Pollock(Elementary) at 988-3291 ext. # 3325 or Mrs. Kenney (High School) at 988-3276 ext. # 4324 if you have any questions.Attention Parent/Guardians: There are new Guidelines for Health Screening and Health Exam Requirements.
See Attached Flyer:
Attention Parents there are New Regulations for Physical Examination Requirements for the School Year 2019-2020. Entering the school district for the first time, and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 and can at any grade level by school administration.
Education Law Article 19 and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education require physical examinations of public school students:
- Entering the school district for the first time, and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 and at any grade level by school administration, in their discretion to promote the educational interests of the student (8 NYCRR § 136.3[b]);
- To participate in strenuous physical activity, such as interscholastic athletics (8 NYCRR § 135.4(c)(7)(i)(e) and 136.3(a)(8)); • Upon student's request for an employment certificate (Education Law §3217)
- When conducting an initial evaluation or reevaluation of a student suspected of having a disability or a student with a disability (8 NYCRR § 200.4[b]).
Medication Regulations During School All Students wishing/or needing to have medication during school hours need to follow the existing State Law and The Regulations Of The Commissioner Of Education. See Attached requirements for medication. Note: This includes a physician order and parent permission sheet. Students must supply their own medication and it must be brought in by a parent.
All Forms Can Be Found On The District Health Office Forms Page On The Left Column.