Students Entering Grade 6

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                                6TH GRADE HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

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    Immunizations:  New Jersey State Law and Cherry Hill School District require that children who are 11 years old and entering the 6th grade (or equivalent) receive the meningococcal and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccines.

    • Your child should receive these vaccines at his or her 11-year-old physical examination.
    • Written documentation from your health care provider that your child received their immunizations should be turned into me if your child turns 11 during the 5th grade school year. 
    • Children who are 11 years old and have not received these vaccines will be excluded from middle school until documentation of administration of these vaccines is received by the middle school nurse.  

    Physical examinations:  All middle school and high school students who wish to participate in any school sports activities are required to have a Sports Clearance Physical.  Starting this year, there is a new physical form for the physician and a clearance form to be submitted to school.  

    I encourage you to submit immunization documentation and physical evaluations to me as soon as possible.  This information will be maintained in your child’s school health record, and given to the appropriate middle school nurse, when school health records are transferred in May.  This will make your child’s school health transition easier as they begin their middle school years.  All forms after June 1st should be sent directly to the middle school nurse.