Grade 8 Tdap Immunization Reminder

To Parents of LMS 8th Grade Students for the 2015-2016 school year:

Good afternoon.  I hope everyone is well.

My most recent communication with our LMS Nurse, Christina Patrick, indicates that approximately fifty-five students do not currently have documentation regarding their Tdap immunizations on file with her.  Since Packet Pickup days are upcoming, next Monday August 3 (7 am to noon) and Tuesday August 4 (noon to 5 pm), I wanted to get a reminder out to hopefully prevent any problems or confusion on those days.

Below is a copy of previous communications regarding the Tdap immunization requirement for those students entering 8th grade.  As previously shared, students without this documentation on file with Nurse Patrick will NOT be able to pick up their packets/schedules on August 3 or 4.  Those who have not completed the immunization (with the required documentation) by August 11 will NOT be able to begin school until this immunization is completed and on file with our School Nurse.

8th Grade Students and Tdap Immunizations
     This immunization is required for each student at Ladue Middle School prior to starting 8th grade.  Letters Christina Patrick, LMS School Nurse, were included in your child’s 3rd quarter report card of 7th grade with details of the requirement.  An email regarding this requirement was also sent at the end of May, 2015.
     In order to pick up your 8th grader’s packet on August 3 and August 4, a copy of your child's immunization record indicating that the Tdap immunization was received must be provided to our Nurse.  Students will not be permitted, by State law, to attend school until this immunization requirement is met.  Updated records regarding the Tdap immunization can be scanned and emailed to Nurse Patrick at cpatrick@ladueschools.net, can be faxed to our office at 314-997-8736, or paper copies can be brought in to our office.

Thank you for your time.


Greg

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