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    Admission and Immunization Requirements

     

    Kindergarten students must have a current physical (School Health Entrance form MCH 213 or similar form)  completed within a year of the first day of school.  For the 2022-23 school year, this means a physical completed after August 9th, 2023.  Documentation of the physical complete with physical findings, date of actual physical and physician name and signature must be turned in before a student can start school.  

    New students grades 1-5 to Stafford County Public Schools must also turn in a physical that was completed within the 12 months prior to them starting Kindergarten or entering school for the first time.  The physical needs to provide information consistent with the information on the School Health Entrance From MCH-213G including the physical findings, date of the actual physical and physician name and signature.    If you have been in another SCPS your records will automatically transfer and you do not need to provide new documentation. 

    Immunizations:  All students must provide a signed Certificate of Immunization (Form MCH-213G part 2) or similar proof of current immunizations prior to starting school.  The state mandated immunizatios include: 

    • Four or five doses of DTaP with one dose after the fourth birthday
    • Four doses of IPV/OPV (polio) with one dose after the fourth birthday
    • Two doses of Measles and Mumps vaccine, and one dose of Rubella vaccine (usually given together as MMR).  The first dose must be given after 12 months (365 days) of age.  The second dose is usually given at age 4 or when entering school but can be given earlier after the minimum interval between dose 1 and dose 2
    • Two doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox).  The first dose must be given after 12 months (365 days) of age.  The second dose is usually given at age 4 or when entering school but can be given earlier.  It can be given on the same day as MMR but if not given on the same day, there must be 4 weeks between the 2 different vaccines 
    • Three doses of Hepatitis B properly spaced following the recommended schedule  

    For students starting Kindergarten after July 1, 2021 (for school year 2021-2022 and beyond) the following immunization is also required: 

    • 2 doses of Hepatitis A (HAV) properly spaced.  The first dose must be administered at 12 months of age or older.  

    Many immunizations are given in combination doses & may not be listed exactly as listed above.  For example, Pediarix is a combination DTaP, IPV, and Hepatitis B.  

    Please turn in the physical and immunization record when registering or as soon as you have it, but at least 1 week before the first day of school.  This allows enough time if there are any questions about the physical or missing or incomplete immunizations to correct the problem.  Students cannot start school until we have a complete and accurate record.  

    Every student must also turn in a School Entrance Health Information Form and a TB Risk Assessment Form.  Please turn in these forms at registration or as soon as possible.  Students cannot start school without these forms on file.  

    If your child as any medical concerns that I should be aware of such as severe allergies, asthma, diabetes, takes medication at school or has any other serious health concern, please contact me so we can discuss what plan of care is needed.  You can call the school at 540-658-6260 and leave a message.  

     

    School Health Entrance Form MCH213G

    Minimum Immunization Requirements for School Admission

    School Entrance Health Information Form

    TB Risk Assessment Form

    Stafford County Public Schools Health Services