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The Nursing and Health Services Department is dedicated to serving students, families, and staff by advocating, educating, and supporting the whole child through comprehensive and evidence-based health practices.  We strive to ensure caring relationships where students can achieve their highest academic potential.

Summer is a time of going to the playground, swimming, boating, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, these activities can lead to a higher risk of injuries.  For tips to stay safe this time of year please visit  https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/safety-tips

Have a healthy and fun summer!

Posted 6/7/19

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Dear Parents,

I am writing to provide information regarding getting your child ready to enter the 7th grade next year.  Your child is required to have the following immunizations.  Students who do not have them will not start school in August, so please read the following information carefully. Please submit the documentation now to the school your child currently attends.

 

California law requires the following immunizations for students.  Students will not be able to begin 7th grade without these.

 

  • Proof of a pertussis (whooping cough) booster shot (Tdap) given after the age of 7

                                                AND

  • Two varicella (chickenpox) vaccinations

 

In addition to these requirements, 7th grade students should also have received two MMR (mumps-measles-rubella) as well as three hepatitis B vaccinations.

Students who do not show proof of receiving the Tdap and varicella immunizations prior to the first day of school will not be able to start school or receive a class schedule until proof is provided to the school.

 

We want to make sure your child starts 7th grade on time. Every year we have to send 7th graders home as they arrive on the first day.  This causes tears and frustration that can be avoided.

 

1.Get your child’s vaccinations now.

A large number of students need these shots between now and the start of school next year. Make an appointment with your child’s health care provider as soon as possible.   Avoid the back-to-school rush.

 

2.Bring proof of immunizations to your child’s current school now.

Your child will need to provide proof of immunization in order to start 7th grade.  It is helpful to turn this documentation in to your child’s elementary school to help with the transition to 7th grade. 

 

Under SB277, exemptions based on personal beliefs, including religious beliefs, are no longer an option for vaccines required for school in California. For more information go to www.shotsforschool.org. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school nurse.

 

Sincerely,

Kimberly Forrest

 

Assistant Superintendent 

 

Posted 2/26/19

 

immunization button

 

Medication at School

 

 

 

 

Department ContactS

Toni McCallum, RN   tonim@vacavilleusd.org

Department Chair,

Padan Elementary School,

Alamo Elementary School

 

Betty Ann Tracas, RN  bettyt@vacavilleusd.org

Vaca Pena Middle School,

Callison Elementary School,

Sierra Vista K-8 School,

 

Tammy Jee, RN   tamaraS@vacavilleusd.org

Vacaville High School,

Preschool,

Hemlock Elementary School, 

Orchard Elementary School

 

Janet Sisco, RN  jsisco@vacavilleusd.org

Will C. Wood High School,

Country High School,

Fairmont Elementary School,

Cooper Elementary School

 

Emily Ascher, RN  emilya@vacavilleusd.org

Jepson Middle School,

Browns Valley Elementary School,

Markham Elementary School

 

Julie Glade, RN  jglade@vacavilleusd.org

Buckingham Magnet Charter High School,

Ernest Kimme Charter Academy
 

Lori Furtado, Secretary  Lorif@vacavilleusd.org

707-453-7142