In March 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health amended its regulations regarding school immunizations. These regulations take effect August 1, 2017 and will impact students for the 2017-2018 school year. The amendments will affect many students in the Kennett Consolidate School District and any student who is not in compliance by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.
Changes taking effect:
- The deadline for immunization verification is now the first day of the 2017-2018 school year, August 28th 2017. Previously, school administrators could work with students and families until well into the school year before a student faced exclusion. This is no longer the case. Any student who has not provided proof of immunization by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.
- Any student who has only received 3 doses of the polio vaccination will need a 4th dose by August 28, 2017. This amendment could affect students of any grade.
- For students entering the 7th grade, vaccinations remain the same (Tdap & Meningitis Vaccines), but are now subject to the new deadline of August 28, 2017.
- Seniors in the 2017-2018 school year will now need a meningitis vaccine by August 28, 2017. This is the second of two meningitis vaccines that are required for students.
Letters will be mailed to students informing them of their status. If you have any questions regarding where your child stands, you can contact your school’s nurse before June 14.
- Bancroft Elementary – Ms. Maureen Orlando, email@example.com or 610-925-5715
- Greenwood Elementary – Mrs. Tricia Harlan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-388-5993
- Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center – Mrs. Kelly Hostetler, email@example.com or 610-444-6285
- New Garden Elementary – Ms. Patricia Body, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-268-6903
- Kennett Middle School – Mrs. Diane Shannon, email@example.com or 610-268-5874
- Kennett High School – Mrs. Kathleen Eginton, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-444-6615 OR Ms. Jane Heemer, email@example.com or 610-444-6615
After June 14, if you have any questions, please contact Diane Shannon, RNC, MSN, School Health Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have access to health insurance, contact the Chester County Health Department:
313 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380
The medical certificate must be signed by a physician, certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP) or physician assistant (PA). If the child will be receiving the immunizations from the Chester County Health Department or other public health department, a public health official may sign the medical certificate.
Again, any student who is not up to date by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.
Calling All Writers and Artists!
If you are a student in Kindergarten through eighth grade and you like to write or draw, consider entering a book for the National Youth Foundation’s Student Book Scholars Program!
Books must be between 20-30 pages long. Teams may consist of three to 10 students and one (1) project coordinator.
Winners will be chosen by Philadelphia Eagles’ Jordan Hicks and Philadelphia 76ers Rob Covington.
Each member of the grand prize winning team will receive:
2 hard copies of their book
$100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
Invitation to Book Launch Event
For more information, please visit the National Youth Foundation Website!
Mr. John Boyer had to eat a bug (or THREE) at April’s Spirit Assembly after his class earned the most money for books in the Scholastic Book Fair. During the book fair, students were able to donate their extra change to help students who do not have access to books. The teacher with the most money vowed to eat a bug. After earning almost $200, Mr. Boyer kept true to his pledge and dined on a few creepy crawlers!
Greenwood Elementary School’s March Spirit Assembly was full of exciting news and events.
Members from 3B Ripples kicked off their campaign for donations to local shelters. Students in all grades will be collecting non-perishable, snack sized foods to use for their bagged food drive.
In February, all students raised more than $15,000 for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart. Congratulations to Mr. Ray Schwab’s class for raising more than $1,400 and to Josie, a fourth grade student, for raising more than $500!
2017-2018 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on Wednesday, March 1st and continue through Friday, March 31st. Parents can pick up a registration packet at the main office of the Kindergarten Center after February 15, 2017.
Once the packet is completed, you must contact the Student Registration Office at 610-444-4235 to schedule an appointment to finalize the registration process.
Parents new to kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to Mary D. Lang’s “Kindergarten Kick-off” for an information session and building tour to be held at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center on Thursday, March 2, 2017, for parents whose last name begins with A – M and on Thursday, March 9, 2017, for parents whose last name begins with N – Z. Both sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m.
2017-2018 Registración de Kínder/Jardín de Niño
La registración del Kínder para el 2017-2018 empezara el miercoles 1 de marzo y continuara hasta el viernes 31, 2017. Los padres pueden obtener una aplicación de registración en la oficina principal en el centro de Kínder después del 15 de febrero.
Cuando el paquete este completo tiene que contactar la oficina de registración del estudiante al 610-444-4235 para hacer una cita y finalizar el proceso de la registración.
Padres nuevos del Kínder para el año escolar del 2017-2018 están invitados al “Lanzamiento de Kínder” a Mary D. Lang para una sesión informativa y un recorrido del edificio que será en el centro del kínder el jueves 2 de marzo 2017 para los padres que su apellidos empiezan con A – M y el jueves 9 de marzo 2017 para los padres cual apellido empieza con N – Z. Ambas sesiones empiezan a las 6:30 p.m.