Dutch Hill Elementary
Announcements and Important Communication
End of Year Celebration & Material Collection
Message from the Nurse
School Immunization Requirement Change for Tdap
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
*Important* Planning for 2021-2022 School Year
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.