The deadline for 7th grade students to meet the new immunization requirement for the Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) immunization is January 6, 2022. The deadline for 7th grade students to meet the immunization requirement for the Tdap Booster is January 6, 2022. If proof of these required immunizations is not provided by January 5, 2022, the student will be excluded from school starting January 6, 2022 until the required immunization documentation has been provided to the school. If you have questions, please contact the school nurse or visit the immunization requirements webpage.

Flu vaccines are strongly encouraged for the upcoming flu season.


Remind students that they should frequently wash hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of illness.

All medications and related paperwork MUST be dropped off by a parent or other responsible adult. They cannot be sent to school with the student.


Commonly Used Health Forms

Sick Call: When Students Should be Absent
Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria- Reasons for which a child may be sent home from school or for a parent to keep the child home from school.

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  1. Fever of 100ºF and over – exclude until student has been fever-free for at least 24 hours.

  2.  Conjunctivitis (pink eye), strep infections, ringworm, and impetigo are all infections and must be treated with medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school. Please do not allow affected students back before this time so that other students are not infected unnecessarily.

  3. Rash of unknown origin (especially if accompanied by a fever).

  4. Head injury. 

  5. Severe coughing or difficulty breathing.

  6. Colds – a child with thick or constant nasal discharge should remain home.

  7. Diarrhea or vomiting – exclude until student has been symptom-free for at least 24 hours.

  8. Stiff neck associated with a fever and/or a recent injury.

  9. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school. 

Refer to the VDOH “Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel” for other exclusions/information.