The following immunizations are required: Polio, rubella, measles, mumps, tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria, varicella (chicken pox), and hepatitis B. Students entering the 8th grade need a Tdap (tetanus booster) and meningitis vaccine before starting school in August. Students must have all state mandated immunizations and up-to-date booster shots in order to attend classes. By state law, there is no grace period to obtain shots. If a student does not have the proper immunizations, they will not be able to attend.
In the event of an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease within the school, children who are not fully immunized and are deemed exempt from immunizations or do not have documented laboratory evidence of immunity may not be allowed to attend school until the local health authority declares the designated outbreak or health emergency has ended. This is typically 21 days.