Health Information

Message from Nurse Book:

ReminderAll Junior students planning to graduate early in May NEED to have the MCV4 Vaccine to the nurse by May 1 per WVDHHR & WVDE policies.  All Juniors need to have TDAP, MCV4, Physicals, and Dental examinations/updates to the school nurse before the start of school in August 2024.  BIG Thank you to those students who have already completed the Vaccine and Health requirements needed before graduation.

Requirements to Enter 12th Grade

Before starting 12th grade, all students will need to provide proof that they have had the following two immunizations plus two examinations.

#1.  A booster dose (after the age of 7 years) of TDaP, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).  Your student should gave received this shot in 7th grade.

#2.  The second dose of the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4). This is a two-dose series; your child should have received the first dose before their 7th grade year and now needs to complete the series.

#3.  Physical Assessment also called Health Examination. This exam must be dated no earlier than one year prior to the first day of the 12th grade.

#4.  Dental Examination. This exam must be by a licensed dentist and dated no earlier than one year prior to the first day of 12th grade.

If you fail to get your student properly immunized or examined by a physician and a dentist the state of West Virginia will not allow them to attend school or participate in fall sport conditioning. The state of West Virginia does not recognize ethical or religious exemptions. Please send the immunization record and the two examinations to the school nurse when completed.