Dear Parents and Guardians:
In order to plan for the 2013-2014 school year, we must know the number of students that will be attending kindergarten. It is essential that all children eligible for next year’s kindergarten be preregistered. Failure to preregister your child could result in the schools not being properly prepared for prekindergarten visit in the spring or over crowded classrooms in the fall.
A.M. – 9:00-11:50
P.M. – 12:50-3:40
Wednesday, February 20 and
Thursday, February 21, 2013
9:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE LAW requires Kindergarten students to have the following basic immunizations for school entrance:
Diphtheria – Tetanus (DT) 4 doses (one dose must be on or after the 4th birthday) 3 doses Measles 2 doses (first dose must be on or after the 1st birthday) Rubella 1 dose Mumps 2 doses Hepatitis B 3 doses Varicella (ChickenPox) Immunity 2 doses of varicella vaccine, history of disease or laboratory testing
Written proof of immunizations is required when you register your child for kindergarten. Examples of written proof are as follow:
· Medical baby book which your doctor has completed at the time of immunizations.
· A written list of immunizations and dates which the doctor’s office has provided on his/her stationery.
· A physical examination form with the dates of immunizations listed.
To insure immunity – measles, mumps and rubella must be given after the child’s first birthday. If a child has experienced the disease of measles or German measles, a blood test is required for verification from the attending physician. Mumps disease also needs a physician’s verifying statement.
In order for your child to continue maximum protection or be completely immunized, he/she must have boosters. However, boosters are not required for entrance to kindergarten.
Boosters to be given:
Diphtheria-Tetanus(DT) – ages 11-12 years
Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) – ages 4-6 years
Children who do not have the basic immunizations will be refused admittance to school until the school nurse receives proof of proper immunization.
Immunizations can be obtained from the Berks Visiting Nurse Association. Call 610-378-0481 for additional information. Also, health insurance policies are required to include coverage for childhood immunization.
Suzanne L. Blankenbiller, M.S.R.N. Owatin Creek Elementary Center
Lorraine Eddy, R.N. and Susan Hess, R.N. Lorane Elementary Center
Lisa Delancey, L.P.N. Jacksonwald Elementary Center