Important Immunization Information for 23-24SY

Dear Jackson-Reed High School Parents and Guardians,

It is the goal of this school and the District of Columbia to keep all students healthy while in school. To protect the health and wellness of all students, District of Columbia law requires all students in the District to provide their schools with up-to-date immunization documentation or proof of medical or religious exemption to attend school (DC Official Code § 38–501 et seq.).

DC Health immunization requirements are based on a student’s age. At certain ages, students are required to receive additional immunizations. For high school students, these immunizations align to grade 11.

Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, students in grade 11 may only attend school for a limited time without proof of immunization. If it is determined that your child in grade 11 has not received the required immunizations, you will receive a written notification stating that you have until Monday Dec. 4, 2023 to present proof of immunization or your child will not be allowed to return to school until they have received the required immunizations and provided documentation to the school.

Once the proper immunization documentation is presented to the school, your student will be allowed to return, and the missed days will be changed from “unexcused absences” to “excused absences.”

  • If you are not sure if your student’s school immunization records are up-to-date, contact the school to find out.
  • You may also contact your primary health provider or make an appointment for your student to receive their annual wellness visit.
  • During the wellness visit, ensure the health provider completes the Universal Health Certificate or provides you with appropriate proof of immunization or medical exemption. You will need to give this immunization documentation to the school.

To upload your documents virtually, please access this website: https://forms.office.com/r/ZnWC43y6CA

To find a health provider or immunization location near you, please refer to the list provided by DC Health. If you do not have health insurance or need a healthcare provider, please refer to DC Health Link or contact the Citywide Call Center by dialing 3-1-1. If you have other questions or would like more information regarding this letter, please contact:  Mr. Randell Strickland at 202-282-0120.

Sincerely,

Sah Brown, Principal


Additional resources below:

DC Health, Immunization Requirements: https://dchealth.dc.gov/page/schools-and-licensed-childcare-development-centers

DC Health, DC Universal Health Certificate:  https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/school-health-services-program

DC Health, List of Health Providers and Pediatric Immunization Locations: https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/school-health-services-program

DC Health Link: https://www.dchealthlink.com/

 

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