Dutch Hill Elementary

Announcements and Important Communication

End of Year Celebration & Material Collection

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Message from the Nurse

School Immunization Requirement Change for Tdap

May 2021

Dear Parent or Guardian,

In Washington State, the Tdap vaccine is required for school attendance in certain grades. The Tdap is a booster vaccine which continues to protect your child against the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis diseases they were immunized against as young child.

As of August 1, 2020 the Tdap school requirement has changed to 7th grade to better align with the updated 2019 national immunization schedule (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html). In the past, the Tdap booster was required starting at 6th grade.

For the 2021-2022 school year, all students attending grades 7 through 12 must have had one dose of Tdap vaccine.

  • For students in 7th grade, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 10 to be accepted for school entry.
  • For students in 8th to 12th grades, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 7 to be accepted for school entry.

To update your child’s Tdap immunization record at the school, you will need to turn in a medically verified immunization record. Your child’s health care provider can print this for you, or you can print it from MyIR, which is a free Department of Health online tool that allows families to view and print their official immunization records themselves. Go to https://wa.myir.net/register to begin the sign-up process.

If you have already let the school know that your child has had the required Tdap vaccine or your child has a valid exemption on file with their school, they will be unaffected by this rule change and you will not need to do anything.

To find out more about this change, or the other changes to immunization rules that started August 1, 2020, please visit the Washington State Department of Health’s website at www.doh.wa.gov/schoolimms2020.


Jami Lalario, RN and Chelsea Sherard, RN

Dutch Hill Elementary


How To Report Your Student's Absence

If your student will be absent or unable to log on to Zoom (this includes Friday mornings), please report your student’s absence within 48 hours. There are three convenient ways to excuse an absence:

1. Call the 24-hour attendance line at 360-563-4450
2. Email dh-attendance@sno.wednet.edu
3. Enter a request in Family Access/Skyward

Teachers are not always able forward emails in the morning regarding student attendance. It is important to notify the office to ensure your student’s absence is excused. Please refer to the Snohomish School District’s attendance policy or contact our office if you have any attendance questions. https://www.sno.wednet.edu/attendance.

While it is very important to complete your student’s attestation by 7:50am, the attestation report does not update your student’s attendance.

Thank you!

*Important* Planning for 2021-2022 School Year

Please take a few moments to complete the below survey noting your plans for next school year. We are trying to collect information to plan for the Fall.


Thank you so much!

Kindergarten Registration Information

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year is happening now!

Enrolling students is extremely helpful in our planning for next year. If you know of parents in the community who have incoming Kindergarteners, please encourage them to go to our website for enrollment and registration information.

We also have paper registration forms available in the office. Please call the office at 360-563-4450 if you have any questions.

Water Reminder

Please make sure to send your student to school with a full water bottle. Due to current restrictions, water fountains at the building are not available.

Thank you!

From Dutch Hill PTA

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Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, darryl.pernat@sno.wednet.edu; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7314, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu.