Virginia state law requires that all rising sixth grade students provide written proof of having received a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster shot if at least five years have passed since the last shot (listed as Dtap, Td or DT). Please plan to have your child immunized as soon as possible and provide documentation of the shot to me before the end of the school year. Failure to comply with this state law will result in your child’s exclusion from school on the very first day of middle school in September 2013. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
With the beginning of spring, pollen will begin to cause symptoms in our sensitive children. If your child takes medicine for seasonal allergies, please be sure to treat them promptly so that they can remain in class. Also be aware that I can rinse children’s eyes when they are irritated, but I do not have allergy drops to give them.