From Dr. Duffy, James Monroe High School
October 4, 2021
Vaccination Clinic Update
We want to thank the Virginia Health Department and all of our students and staff who supported the Vaccination Clinic at James Monroe High School this past Friday. Nearly 60 students received their second or first dose of the vaccine. Look for more information from us if we can provide another clinic for those seeking their second dose.
Vaccination Required for Winter/Spring Athletics
Beginning November 8, Fredericksburg City Public Schools students will need to show proof of full vaccination in order to participate in athletics, out-of-season practices, and workouts.
- This requirement involves Virginia High School League winter and spring sports. It does not impact fall student-athletes.
- Students who refuse will not be allowed to participate in sports.
- Students who are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons will be exempt from the requirement. They will need to provide the reason for their religious exemption to the school in writing. Students who are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to documented health or medical reasons will be exempt from the requirement. They will need to provide documentation of a medical exemption from their physician. Students can do this through a letter from the doctor stating the student has a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccine on the doctor's office letterhead.
- These students must submit negative test results on a weekly basis. Also, unvaccinated students will be required to submit a negative test before returning to play after exposure to a positive COVID-19 case.
Workplace Readiness Assessments
Please join us in wishing our CTE students well who will be taking their Workplace Readiness Assessments this week. The skills included in these assessments cover a wide range of competencies that are essential to succeeding in today’s workforce.