Jul 29, 2020 9:33 PM

USD 308 sends out reminder regarding vaccinations

Posted Jul 29, 2020 9:33 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Now that there is an official start date for school, Hutchinson USD 308 wants to remind parents and guardians of students that they need to be up-to-date on their vaccines.

Hutchinson USD 308 does not consider a student to be enrolled and will not be allowed to attend school in August until the student’s school receives documentation of the current vaccinations or a letter citing the exemption.

Vaccinations are available from a family physician, Prairie Star Health Center, The Little Clinic inside Dillons on East 30th, Reno County Health Department or local pharmacies.

Since vaccination providers do not automatically share this information with the district, parents and guardians will have to provide it prior to the first day of school. Additionally, families who enroll online will still need to bring the paper documentation for vaccinations or exemptions to the district office or school.

Records should be taken to the individual school’s health office.

First-time enrollees to the district under the age of nine must present:

  1. A certified copy of their birth certificate, a certified copy of the court order placing the child in the custody of the Secretary of the Department for Children and Families, Social Security identification card, baptismal certificate or other documentation approved by the superintendent.
  1. A physical completed by the child’s physician.
  1. Record of current vaccinations or documentation of one of the exemptions listed below.

First-time enrollees to the district ages nine and older must present

  1. A certified copy of their birth certificate, a certified copy of the court order placing the child in the custody of the Secretary of the Department for Children and Families, Social Security identification card, baptismal certificate or other documentation approved by the Superintendent.
  1. Record of current vaccinations or documentation of one of the exemptions listed below.

Returning enrollees must present or have on file a current immunization record or documentation of one of the two exemptions:

  1. An annual written statement signed by a licensed physician stating the physical condition of the child to be such that the tests or inoculations would seriously endanger the life or health of the child.
  1. Or a written statement signed by one parent or guardian that the child is an adherent of a religious denomination whose religious teachings are opposed to such tests or inoculations.

The district may contact students whose records do not show proof of vaccinations with a periodic automated call until at the start of school. The first day of school for pre-kindergarten through HHS freshmen is Aug. 27, with HHS sophomores through seniors reporting on Aug. 28.