Dear Sixth Grade Parents/Guardians,
In order for your child to enter school as a 7th grader for the upcoming school year, 2015 -2016, he or she must receive the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccination. The current Mississippi Immunization Law states “All students entering the seventh grade must have documentation from a physician (Form 121) verifying tat they have received a recent Tdap vaccine (at age 7 or later). This includes new students, current students and transfer students.” Due to this requirement, we are now requiring a new Certificate of Immunization (Form 121) on each student entering the 7th grade. This is required before the start of school in August. You can bring the updated Form 121 to the school as soon as you get it.
We wanted to give you advance notice so that you will have time to take your child and get the required vaccination and paperwork. Students will not be allowed to attend the first day of class in August without the proper immunizations and form.
Thanking you in advance,
Tammy Campbell, RN MSN/Ed.
District School Nurse