RISING 7th GRADE TDAP REQUIREMENTS
It is a State of Florida requirement that all students MUST provide the school with proof of receiving the Tdap vaccine in prior to beginning 7th grade. The Florida Department of Health states that:
“In addition to compliance with all other immunization requirements, children entering, attending, or transferring to the seventh grade in Florida schools must complete the following:
one (1) tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap).”
We must receive documentation of the Tdap immunization on a Florida Shot record DH 680 before school begins in the fall or your child will not be able to pick up their schedule or attend class on the first day of school. Receipts and other forms of documentation are not acceptable. Immunization information can be found at the St. Johns Co. School District website: http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/health/immunizations/
Please check with your child’s health care provider. If your child already received the shot, you only need to get an updated form. If your child has not received the shot, it will require an office visit to both receive the shot and pick up the updated form.
Returning student verifications were sent out via email the week of April 12. Please complete
and return as soon as possible. 5th and 8th grade students must also submit proof of residency per district policy.
When your child is absent you need to send in a hand written note or utilize our Digital Absentee Form under Quick Links on our website for the absence to be considered for excusal. The note must contain the students name, dates absent, and the reason for the absence. Notes must be received within 48 hours of a student’s return to school.
Middle School Students
Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Brick and Mortar students received their Student Request Verification form on Friday, April 23, 2021 in homeroom. Please read the letter on the front of the form, review the courses listed on the back, sign and return the form to your child’s homeroom teacher. If you have a question about the recommended classes or wish for administration to review a specific course that you would like changed, please make note on the form and return.