By NYS immunization law students have 14 days starting the first day of school to provide proof of immunization. This would mean students starting school on 9/5 should be excluded starting 9/19 and those starting on 9/6 should be excluded starting 9/20, no busing will be provided.
In the Spring information was sent out to parents/guardians of students entering grades requiring vaccinations. Immunizations must be up to date within the 14-day grace period that NYS allows from the start of your child’s first day on RCSD school campus. Students starting Fall Sports in August must be up to date on immunization in order to be cleared for the start of sports in August. Those who are not up to date by the end of the NYS grace period will be excluded from school.
Important Vaccination Deadlines:
• Within 14 days of the first day of school or daycare – children must receive the first age-appropriate dose in each immunization series to attend or remain in school or daycare.
• Within 30 days after the first day of school or daycare – parents or guardians must show that they have appointments for the next required follow-up doses for their child. Deadlines for follow-up doses depend on the vaccine.
As a reminder, Medical exemptions must be renewed yearly and NYS in no longer accepting Religious Exemptions for public and private institutions. Please do not hesitate to contact your school nurse with any questions or concerns.
See the link below for NYS Immunization Requirements for school entrance/attendance.
Christina C Freeman RN
Denti Elementary School Nurse
RCSD Nurse Coordinator