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Immunizations or Documentation for Exclusion Must Be Received by First Day of School


 Reminder to RPS Families: Immunizations or Documentation for Exclusion Must Be Received by First Day of School


Rochester, MN – July 10, 2017 - More than 17,500 Rochester Public School (RPS) students will soon be thinking about back-to-school preparation, including shopping for school supplies and scheduling meet-the-teacher dates. RPS is reminding families of an essential step in the back-to-school process: providing their child’s immunization records to the RPS Department of Registration and Records.  Students will not be allowed to attend the first day of school if immunization records are not in compliance with the state law. To qualify for an exemption, students must have a notarized objection or signed physician’s statement. This is in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 121.15,

            RPS is utilizing Skyward (email notification system) and postal mail to inform families which vaccinations their child will need before attending school. RPS is communicating only with families that have not submitted immunization records to the Office of Registration and Records. 

Important Dates to Know:

  • The first day of classes for 1st through 12th grade will begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
  • Kindergarten students will begin their school year on Thursday, September 7, 2017.
  • Students will not be allowed to start school on the first day of school if they do not have their immunizations or the proper documentation for exclusion. 
  • For students who will have moved to Rochester from another district, they have 30 days to submit their records. If their records are not submitted by October 5th, they will be excluded from school.

To Schedule Immunization Appointments:  

  • If you have a primary care provider, please call immediately to schedule an appointment for vaccination(s). Scheduling early will ensure your child will be able to secure an appointment and not be excluded from school on the first day.
  • To schedule with Mayo Clinic call 507.284.5233 or visit their website for locations: http://communityhealth.mayoclinic.org/locations. Mayo Clinic is offering extended hours. See below.
  • To schedule with Olmsted Medical Center call 507.292.7188 or visit their website for locations:http://www.olmmed.org/locations/.
  • If you do not have a provider, call Olmsted Public Health Services at 507.328.7500. Public Health is offering extended hours. See below.

 

Extended Hours:

  • Mayo Clinic
    • Employee and Community Health (ECH) now offers nurse vaccine slots on evenings and weekends at all ECH family medicine and pediatric sites.
    • In addition to the extended clinic hours, a Saturday vaccination clinic is available from 8 a.m. – noon on August 12 in the Baldwin building, third floor, to give parents and patients another option.
    • Visit http://communityhealth.mayoclinic.org/locations for locations and clinic hours.

       

  • Olmsted County Public Health
    • Walk-in clinic hours are Monday – Friday 1-4:30 PM.
    • Offering morning clinics Monday – Friday 8:30 – 11:30 AM the weeks of July 17-21, August 28-September 1, and on September 5-7.
    • For individuals who have no insurance or are underinsured. Please call 507-328-7500 for more information. 

 

How to Submit Immunization Forms or Legal Exemption:

  • Submit your record of immunization(s) or file a legal exemption through one of the four methods:
  1. Postal Mail: Registration & Records, 615 7th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  2. Hand Deliver to: Edison Administration Building, Registration & Records, 615 7th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  3. Email: registration@rochester.k12.mn.us
  4. Fax: (507) 281-6086
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July 10-28 • 9:00am-1:00pm
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Friedell 328-5650
NCC @ Friedell 328-5650
John Adams 328-5700
Kellogg 328-5801
Willow Creek 328-5900


ELEMENTARY SUMMER ACADEMY
July 10–28 • 8:00am-12:00pm
Monday - Friday
Bamber Valley 328-3030
Ben Franklin 328-3300
Bishop @JA 328-5700
Elton Hills 328-3200
Gage 328-3400
Gibbs 328-4101
Jefferson 328-3500
Pinewood 328-3630
Sunset Terrace 328-3792
Riverside 328-3700 8:00 to 2:30 (M-F)
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NCC @ JM 328-5390 July 10– 28 10:00 to 2:00 (M-F)


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Dear Parent/Guardian:


This is a reminder for families who HAVE NOT already completed the online Student Information Verification process in the Skyward Family Access portal.

Please take a moment to log in to Skyward Family Access to update Family and Emergency Contact data, as well as set-up your Skylert calling notification preferences for this school year.

If you're a new parent to our district, you will learn about our emergency and general notification system called Skyward when you attend meet the teacher with your child.

**Do not add Parent/Guardian information as an emergency contact! We will always contact parent(s)/guardian(s) first before calling emergency contacts.**

As you work through the verification process, after completing a step, be sure to click on the bottom box to mark that step as complete.

We would like this verification process completed BEFORE the start of school.

To get to the Student Information Verification area – use this link for Family Access:
https://skyward.rochester.k12.mn.us/Family

Click on 'Forgot Password' and enter your email address or username to obtain your login information or contact Skyward2@rochester.k12.mn.us for assistance.

Thank you.

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