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Tdap shots required in schools

July 22, 2011|By Edna Karinski

For parents who may have still missed it, take note: For the 2011-12 school year, all students entering the seventh through 12th grades will need proof of a Tdap booster shot, which immunizes against whooping cough.

If a child has received one dose of Tdap vaccine after age 7, the requirement is met. Please submit proof of vaccination to the school as all students, including continuing students, must show proof of Tdap before being allowed to start school.

Additional information is at www.ShotsForSchool.org. Updates regarding this law within Glendale public schools will be posted on the district website at www.gusd.net or contact Linda Burlison at (818) 241-3111, Ext. 407.

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Glendale High School

The lull of summer provides time to check under sofa cushions in search of extra coins to share with others, and Glendale High School is always in need of additional funding for activities, academic programs and sports. To make a contribution, send a check, payable to Glendale High School, to: Glendale High School, Attn: ASB School Contributions, 1440 East Broadway, Glendale, CA, 91205.

Program pickup in preparation for the first day Aug. 29 is 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 22 for 12th-graders. Eleventh-grade program pickup is from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 22. Tenth-graders get theirs from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 23. Make up day for 10th through 12th grades is from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 24.

Students entering ninth grade with last names beginning with A-K attend orientation from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 23 followed by program pickup from 1 to 3 p.m. Ninth-graders with last names beginning with L-Z have orientation from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 followed by their program pickup from 1 to 3 p.m.

Wilson Middle School

Summer school ends Thursday. Students will get ready for the first day of school on Aug. 29 by attending the following: eighth-grade Howdy Night at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22; seventh-grade Howdy Night at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23; and Howdy Night for sixth-graders at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

Textbook checkout is scheduled as follows: eighth-graders with last names A-L from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and last names M-Z from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 23; seventh-graders with last names A-L from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and last names M-Z from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 24; and sixth-graders with last names A-L from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and last names M-Z from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25.

Students must show proof of the Tdap vaccination to get their program schedules on Howdy Night. A free vaccination clinic will be from 1 to 4 p.m. July 19 at Glendale High. Students wishing to have this free vaccine must sign up for an appointment in the Wilson Middle School attendance office.

Edna Karinski covers the Glendale High cluster PTA. Email Ekarinski@aol.com.
 
 

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