Honaker Elementary School
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Health Requirements for 2020-2021 Enrollment
Attention parents of students who will be entering:
- 7th grade
- Enrolling for the first time in Russell County
Russell County Public Schools and The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) would like to remind all parents and guardians of the importance of getting immunizations and physicals required for school enrollment of school-age children. Although the COVID-19 pandemic initially disrupted or limited services offered by local health departments and providers, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that parents proceed with well-child physicals and immunizations through their local health care providers. Planning ahead to complete these state requirements for school enrollment will ensure a smooth and safe start when schools reopen.
The Code of Virginia requires that children receive a comprehensive physical examination
(§ 22.1-270) within 12 months prior to the start of school and be adequately immunized (§ 22.1-271.2) before entering public Pre-K, Kindergarten or elementary school. Other required immunizations include a Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (Tdap) booster for entry into seventh grade.
Additional resources are available for families of uninsured and underinsured children or those impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The VDH, Vaccines for Children (VFC) map indicates participating providers for immunizations by region. Parents may contact local clinics directly for information and hours of service.
- The Virginia Community Healthcare Association works with a statewide network of clinics that bill for public and some private insurance. Many clinics provide a sliding scale for those without insurance and offer free immunizations in partnership with the VDH.
- The Virginia Association of Free Clinics are independent, nonprofit, volunteer-driven and community-based organizations. Each clinic sets its own eligibility requirements and guidelines, and all must be contacted directly for assistance.
HONAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
P.O. BOX 744
50 Honaker Elementary Rd.
HONAKER, VA 24260
Fax: (276) 873-7263
Russell County Public Schools and its Career and Technical Education Programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and, if applicable, provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.