Dear Parents/Guardians:

This letter will serve as notification of the new immunization requirement for 7th grade students. The new requirement states, “The Tdap is required for 7th grade entry and must be documented on the new state immunization form. The varicella requirement is for two doses of varicella-containing vaccine or history of the disease for all students entering Kindergarten or 7th grade and new entrants into a Tennessee school in any other grade. These may be administered as single dose varicella or in combination as MMRV.”

The deadline for providing proof of the new immunization requirement is September 1, 2017. Any student not providing the above-mentioned documentation will not be allowed to return until the requirement is met.

We will follow our attendance policy in place for the Oak Ridge Schools regarding unexcused absences. An absence resulting for the above mentioned requirement will be counted as unexcused.

As always, thank you for your support.

Larrissa Henderson, Ed. D.

Director of Pupil Services