Influenza is a very contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Smyth County Schools and the Mount Rogers Health District will offer free flu shots to Smyth County students during October. Medicaid or insurance may be billed but parents will not be charged or billed for the shots. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that the Flumist® nasal spray not be used for the 2017-2018 season. In order to best protect your child, only the flu shot will be available.
In order for your child to receive the flu vaccine, you must complete and sign this parental consent form and return it to your child's school. ORMULARIO DE CONSENTIMIENTO PARA LA VACUNA ANTIGRIPAL PARA ESTUDIANTES DE 2017-18 SOLAMENTE ANTIGRIPAL INACTIVADA (IIV).
The Health District will not be able to vaccinate anyone without the completed paperwork. Here is more information regarding the flu vaccine. Vacuna (inactiva o recombinante) contra la influenza (gripe): Lo que debe saber
The Guidance and Family Life Education curriculum for Smyth County Schools will be available for parent preview on the dates listed below. Family Life Education instruction will begin after the completion of the preview days and is taught throughout the school year. If you are unable to review the materials on the specified date, please contact your child's school to set up an appointment to review the materials. If you do not wish your child to participate in all or part of the FLE curriculum, the opt out form is available at the school to be signed in the presence of a school administrator. This form must be updated annually. Please contact your child's school with any additional questions.
|Atkins Elementary School||October 20, 2017|
|Chilhowie Elementary School||October 3, 2017|
|Chilhowie High School||Oct. 10, 2017|
|Chilhowie Middle School||October 19, 2017|
|Marion Elementary School||October 18 & 19, 2017|
|Marion Middle School||March 22, 2018|
|Marion Senior High School||October 19, 2017|
|Northwood High School||October 23, 2017|
|Northwood Middle School||October 17-18, 2017|
|Oak Point Elementary School||December 12-13, 2017|
|Rich Valley Elementary School||October 12-13, 2017|
|Saltville Elementary School||December 7, 2017|
|Sugar Grove Elementary School||Oct. 26, 2017|
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