Edmonds School District staff are reminding parents regarding the Nov. 1 deadline to be in compliance with immunization requirements for students attending school.
School nurses will provide administrators a list of students that are out of compliance by the end of the week of Oct. 21. Students who are still not in compliance and have not requested an exemption will be excluded from school starting Nov. 1.
Before a student may attend a school or child preschool programming, a parent must provide proof of the required immunizations or immunity using an approved Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form signed by the parent. The CIS may be completed by health care providers or be a form printed from the WA Immunization Information System (IIS). Parents can also print a CIS by signing up with MyIR.
Washington state law allows parents or guardians to exempt their child from school immunization requirements. Exemptions may be claimed for personal/philosophical, religious or medical reasons. Measles, mumps and rubella may not be exempted for personal/philosophical reasons. To request an exemption, a completed Certificate of Exemption must be submitted to the school.
On Sept. 16, 2019, letters were sent to families indicating whether their student(s) is currently not in compliance with the vaccine requirements to attend school. If parents are unsure about whether their student is in compliance, contact the student’s school building nurse for confirmation.