Immunization Reminder

It remains important for your child to stay up to date on all scheduled vaccinations, so we don’t lose important community protections against vaccine preventable illnesses. Stay-at-home orders resulted in fewer visits to pediatricians and fewer vaccine doses being administered on schedule, leaving children at risk.

As you may have heard, King County Public Health announced a new case of measles on November 11th, 2020. This is another reminder that it is important to get your children caught up if your health visits have been delayed this year.

In light of the pandemic, if a student cannot meet the immunization requirements by the first day of school and a student is fully participating in remote learning, the school will not exclude that student from school. The enrolled student would be served remotely until the appropriate time when all students are back in school buildings. At that time, according to state law, the student must meet immunization requirements. Please know that students will be unable to receive in-person instruction until their required immunizations are completed and appropriate documentation is submitted. Changes to state immunization rules for schools and childcare centers became effective as of Aug. 1, 2020.  

All NCHS students who have not met immunization requirements for school have been notified in writing by our school nurse, Jean Christensen.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Christensen at 425-408-8806 or jchristensen@nsd.org.  

Thank you for your attention to this matter.