"Good News" Magazine Sept. '17 GN issue to publish online - Page 6

S chool Days -- pages 4 to 11 School News CENTRAL MOUNTAIN AREA SCHOOL NEWS KEYSTONE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS: The PA Dept. of Health has changed the school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017. According to the state, students in all grades will need the following immunizations for attendance during the 2017-2018 school year: • Four doses of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (one dose on after 4th birthday) • Four doses of polio (fourth dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given) • Two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella • Three doses of hepatitis B • Two doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity 7th - 12th grade students will now have the following additional immunization requirements for attendance: • Two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) o First dose given 11-15 years of age for entry into 7th o Second dose required at age 16 or entry into senior year o If dose was given at 16 years or older, only one dose is required • One dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (required for entry into 7th grade) Please contact your family doctor or school nurse and make sure your child(ren) are updated. For more information visit: www.dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov. #KEYSTONECARES SEPTEMBER EVENT: “What Are You Reading?” READING UNDER THE LIGHTS SEPTEMBER 11TH, FROM 6PM - 8PM Bring a Blanket / Bring a Book ALL CHILDREN WILL RECEIVE A FREE MEAL! Adult meals - $5 There will be giveaways, information booths, and much more! Guest story readers! FREE BOOKS FOR ALL! PRIZES! Please join us for an evening of reading under the lights at CMHS Don Malinak Stadium Reading Under the Lights is part of the #KEYSTONECARES initiative. For more information, contact: Angela Harding at 570.893.4900 ext. 2314 Please patronize this fine Local Sponsor of Central Mountain School News: W.C. Kitchen 24 hour emergency Office: 570-726-6127 / Fax: 570-726-6207 burner service Plumbing, Heating & Central A/C P.O. Box 128 • 35 Fairground Road, Mackeyville, PA 17750 4 “Good News” -- September -- www.bearcountrygoodnews.com PA025111