K.A.R. 28-1-20 defines immunizations required for any student who attends a public school. An education link is provided here, which defines standards, including new requirements. https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/324/Immunization-Requirements
If your child has received immunizations in the past year, please send a copy of their records to the school. The records may be hand-delivered to the office, may be faxed to the school at 316-794-4063, or may be scanned and emailed as an attachment to the nurse at email@example.com.
October 1st is the mandated exclusion date for students in our district who are not in compliance with Kansas state requirements for immunizations for the 2022-23 school year. The school nurse will be notifying you by email, then mail, then phone call if this affects your student. Missing immunizations must be brought up-to-date by October 1st or your student will be excluded from school until the immunizations are complete/in compliance. You will be required to pick your student up from school on October 3rd if they do not have records documenting necessary immunizations turned in to the school nurse by that date.
New as of the 2022-2023 school year: All 7th grade students are now required to have the Hepatitis A series. The state previously required Hepatitis A immunizations for Early Childhood Programs, but has expanded the requirement to now include 6th and 7th grade children. 7th grade students must have records of both Hepatitis A immunizations in order to be compliant with state requirements.
New as of the 2019-2020 school year: All incoming 7th grade students are now required to have a meningococcal immunization, an MCV4, in addtion to the required TdaP immunization. The state began requiring meningitis (MCV4) immunization for incoming 7th graders on 08/01/2019. 7th grade students must have records of both the MCV4 and TdaP immunizations in order to be compliant with state requirements
Please remember – Current guidelines for the varicella immunization dictate a physician’s signature is needed to verify a student has had the chicken pox. Parental signature is no longer sufficient.
Please contact the school nurse with any questions, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone, 316-794-4113.