June 13th – Last Day of School

Letter to Parents of Rising Sixth-Grade Students Regarding Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

DATE: April 27, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D., Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

Letter to Parents of Rising Sixth-Grade Students Regarding Human Papillomavirus Vaccine


The 2007 General Assembly passed legislation that requires the Virginia Department of Health to provide parents/guardians of rising sixth-grade girls with information on the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that girls 11-12 years old receive the vaccine.  In 2011, the CDC provided additional recommendation that boys 11-12 years old also receive the HPV Vaccine.

For additional information on HPV, please visit the following website link http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/: This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website. .

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will no longer provide print copies of the HPV letter for distribution to parents/guardians.  School divisions must print copies of the HPV letter or provide the letter on their website, in the student handbook or during orientation.

For additional information, please contact Tracy White, School Health Specialist, by email at link Tracy.White@doe.virginia.gov: Email link. ; or by telephone (804) 786-8671.


Little Free Library

Laurel Lane Elementary is excited to introduce its new Little Free Library to our school community.  A Little Free Library offers a great way to share books with our sudents year around.  The addition of this Little Free Library to our community came about thanks to a collaboration between Mrs. Kristy Haight, Laurel Lane’s Media Specialist and The Junior Women’s Club of Williamsburg.  This project began about a year ago with the Junior Women’s Club agreeing to sponsor and build a Little Free Library for our school.  After construction was complete, 2 students volunteered to paint our library.  The Little Free Library is located at the corner of the bus loop in front of Laurel Lane.  The library is stocked with children’s chapter books and picture books.  Please help yourself to a book and if possible leave a book for other children to read.  Together we can keep our students reading year around!

For more information about Little Free Library click below.