May 25, 2021
Distribution Days for our online learners
Our next round of curriculum distribution will be Friday, May 28, in our parent loop in front of the school. Please pickup any time between 1-2pm or 5-6pm. We ask for families to stay in their cars and please wear a face mask. A staff member will gather your child’s/children’s materials from organized bins and hand them to you.
If for some reason you are unable to pick up materials a friend/neighbor/family member may pick up on your behalf.
Future scheduled distribution dates:
- June 18
We are looking forward to seeing all our online learners!
Kindergarten and New Student Registration
Kindergarten and new student registration for 2021-2022 school is happening now!
Enrolling students is extremely helpful in helping us plan for future staffing. 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 if you have any questions. 360-563-4825
Message from Machias PTG
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.
Felicia Neff, RN and Jami Lalario, RN