Important message regarding state requirements from the school health office for the upcoming 22/23 school year

Within 14 days of the first day of school or day care, parents must:
  • Show proof of their child’s up-to-date vaccinations, OR
  • Provide a valid medical exemption from vaccination.

In order to attend or remain in school or day care, children who are unvaccinated or overdue must receive at least the first dose of all required vaccines within the first 14 days. They also must plan to receive all follow-up doses at the ages and intervals (time between doses) listed in the recommended vaccination schedule.

Vaccines required for day care, pre-K, and school attendance

  • Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP or Tdap)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • Polio vaccine
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Additional vaccines required for middle school and high school

  • Tdap vaccine for Grades 6-12-
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) for Grades 7-12
  • Students in Grade 12 need an additional booster dose of MenACWY on or after their 16th birthday

    Additional vaccines required for day care and pre-K

    • Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine (HiB)
    • Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (PCV)

    Middle School Information 

    Students who are 10 years old in grade 6 and who have not yet received a Tdap vaccine are in compliance until they turn 11 years old.

    In school year 2022-2023, only doses of Tdap given at age 10 years or older will satisfy the Tdap requirement for students in grades 6, 7 and 8; however, doses of Tdap given at age 7 years or older will satisfy the requirement for students in grades 9 through 12.

    High School Information 

    All students entering GRADES 7-12 must have the MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE

    All student grade levels – Health Certificates and Dental Certificates 

    Students new to the district or in grades Pre-K, 1,3,5,7,9 and 11 must have a current physical and each student is requested to furnish a dental health certificate at the same time that health certificates are sent in. Please include a care plan for any health issues your student has that would require care during the school year. 
    Please follow the links below to review student requirements for the 2022-2023 school year

    You may contact your family pediatrician for updates. In addition, there are clinics held at the Sullivan County Public Health Nursing Service (845-292-5910).

    You may send any updated immunizations and physicals to your student’s school health office fax. You may also email the information to the nurses by using their first initial and full last name followed by @K12MCSD.NET 

    Ms. J. Baran                  Rutherford Elementary          794-4242 Ext. 5          Fax 794-5137

    Mrs. N. Soldwedel         Cooke Elementary                 794-8830 Ext. 5          Fax 796-5006

    Mrs. S. Poli                    Chase Elementary                 888-2471 Ext. 5          Fax 796-5074

    Ms. K. Werbalowsky      Middle School                        796-3058   Ext.  5          Fax 796-5035

    Mrs. M. Rosenstein           St. John Street                          794-7700 Ext 95305   Fax 796-5097

    Ms. V DeGraff                       High School                                794-8840 Ext. 5                Fax 796-5037