PA Department of Health Updates Immunization Policy

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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, morlando@kcsd.org or 610-925-5715
  • Greenwood Elementary – Mrs. Tricia Harlan, tharlan@kcsd.org or 610-388-5993
  • Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center – Mrs. Kelly Hostetler, khostetler@kcsd.org or 610-444-6285
  • New Garden Elementary – Ms. Patricia Body, pbody@kcsd.org or 610-268-6903
  • Kennett Middle School – Mrs. Diane Shannon, dshannon@kcsd.org or 610-268-5874
  • Kennett High School – Mrs. Kathleen Eginton, keginton@kcsd.org or 610-444-6615 OR Ms. Jane Heemer, mheemer@kcsd.org or 610-444-6615

After June 14, if you have any questions, please contact Diane Shannon, RNC, MSN, School Health Coordinator at dshannon@kcsd.org

If you do not have access to health insurance, contact the Chester County Health Department:

313 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380
610-344-6000
http://chesco.org/823/Immunizations

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.

New Vaccine Requirements 2017 – English

New Vaccine Requirements 2017 -Spanish

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The Last 26 School Days!

Dear MDLKC Families,

Believe it or not, the school year is coming to an end! Everyone has worked very hard during the past nine months and we are so proud! During the last 26 days of school, each class will be participating in the ABC Countdown! Each school day will have a different activity depending on the letter of the day. Your child may need to bring or wear certain things on various days (those days are underlined). This sheet will help your child remember what day in the countdown we are on. We hope your child enjoys his/her last days of kindergarten!

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

The Kindergarten Teachers

*Please note that some of these activities are subject to change.

*Participation is not required.

Thursday,

May 4

ABC Day

Bring something that begins with the letter your teacher gives you

Friday,

May 5

Bubbles Day

We will blow bubbles outside

Monday,

May 8

Colorful Day

Wear your favorite color clothing

Tuesday,

May 9

Drop Everything and Dance Day

We will do lots of fun dances – put on your dancing shoes

Wednesday,

May 10

Exercise Day

We will do exercises – wear comfortable clothing and sneakers

Thursday,

May 11

Free Fun Day

You will be able to choose your activity

Friday,

May 12

Game Day

Bring a board game to play with your friends

Monday,

May 15

Hawaiian Day

Wear your favorite Hawaiian clothes

Wednesday,

May 17

Ice Cream Day

We will have a special ice cream treat

Thursday,

May 18

Jump and Juggle Day

We will practice jumping and juggling

Friday,

May 19

Kindness Day

We will show kindness today by writing nice notes

Monday,

May 22

Laugh Day

Bring your best joke to share

Tuesday,

May 23

Music Day

We will listen and make music

Wednesday,

May 24

Number Day

Wear a shirt with your favorite number on it

Thursday,

May 25

Outside Day

We will spend some extra time outside today

Friday,

May 26

Picnic Day

We will eat lunch outside – bring a bag lunch

Tuesday,

May 30

Quiet Day

We will use whisper voices all day

Wednesday,

May 31

Rainbow Reading Day

Bring your favorite book and wear rainbow colored outfit

Thursday,

June 1

Sports Day

Wear your favorite sports team shirt

Friday,

June 2

T-Shirt Day

Wear your Langley Lion T-Shirt to show your school pride

Monday,

June 5

U.S.A. Day

Wear red, white, and blue

Tuesday,

June 6

Video Day

We will watch a short movie

Wednesday,

June 7

Weather Day

We will have a presentation about weather

Thursday,

June 8

X-tra

Recess Day

We will spend extra time outside

Friday,

June 9

Yearbook Day

We will make and sign “yearbooks”

Monday, June 12

Zoo Day

We will learn about zoo animals

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