Dear Schuylerville families,
New York State Public Health Law, Section 2164 requires that schools will not permit a child to attend school unless the parent provides the school with a certificate of immunization or proof from a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant that the child is in the process of receiving the required immunizations. All students entering or attending school in NYS, including distance learning, must be immunized. Health forms should be turned into the school nurse.
Proof of immunization is due by September 24, 2020 regardless of whether your student is participating in remote or in-person learning this fall. This is particularly important for students in Kindergarten, 6th, 7th, and 12th grades. If proof of immunizations is not received by September 24, your child will not be able participate in in-person or remote learning. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Tdap requirements in the 2020-2021 school year are:
- Students entering 6th grade will need a Tdap no earlier than 10 years of age and no later than 11 years of age.
- Students in grades 7- 12 doses will need a Tdap no earlier than 7 years of age.
Meningococcal requirements in the 2020-2021 school year are:
- Students entering grade 7 are required to have the first dose of meningococcal conjugate no earlier than 10 years of age.
- New entrants in grades 8-12 are required to have the first dose no earlier than 6 weeks of age.
Schools can accept the following immunization records as proof of immunization:
- An immunization record from your healthcare provider or health department.
- An official copy of the immunization record sent directly from your child’s previous school with the dates given.
- A NYSIIS/NYCIR Immunization Registry record.
- A blood test (titer) lab report that proves immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Hepatitis B.
- A note from your health care provider with the date your child had Chicken Pox (varicella).