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Students need up-to-date vaccinations

            Kansas’ law requires students to be vaccinated for a variety of childhood diseases prior to attending school each year. Many of these are timed prior to pre-school and kindergarten while another group of vaccinations have to be taken prior to seventh grade. More complete information is available at http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/download/Immunization_Requirements_for_the_2018-2019_School_Year_Cheat_Sheet.pdf.

            Enrollment is not completed in USD 308 until proof of vaccinations is provided, therefore students will not be able to attend classes. Families also may provide proof of a medical or religious exemption in lieu of the vaccinations, but state regulation requires the exemptions to be filed annually.

           Vaccinations are available from a family physician, Prairie Star Health Center, Reno County Health Department or local pharmacies. Prior to the start of school, the immunization record may be brought into the Curriculum Office, 1520 N. Plum St., prior to enrollment on August 1.