If you haven’t already done so, please send your health forms via email to Ms. Berger in the Murch Welcome Center by clicking HERE. This will allow Murch to be in compliance with DC Health’s school immunization requirements, which can be found HERE.
If you have any questions about health/dental or immunization forms please contact our school nurse (Nurse Gebre) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click links below to access the forms:
**FYI, health & dental forms are good for 365 days from the date of the exam, at which point the form expires. Please check your date of exam before submitting your form to ensure that your form has not expired.
**The form requires a health provider signature and a parent/guardian signature in order to be valid. Parents/guardians, please sign and date the health form where indicated.
OSSE (the Office of the State Superintendent of Education) has asked us to update parents regarding immunization policies and enforcement.
District law and regulations require schools to verify immunization certification for all students as part of attendance (DC Official Code § 38–501 et seq. and DCMR 5-E § 5300 et seq.). Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, all schools will be required to enforce this District immunization law by requiring immunization certification as part of school attendance, including notifying and potentially removing non-compliant students from in-person instruction after a 20-school day period until they obtain the necessary immunizations (DC Official Code § 38–505).
OSSE has asked all schools to encourage families to review their immunizations now in order to
- protect children from vaccine-preventable infection and
- give you as much time as possible to make appointments with health care providers and receive necessary immunizations before the start of school.
September 28 Update: If a student is non-compliant at the end of the 20 school-day immunization compliance period (October 15, 2020), the student will not be able to participate in any in-person learning opportunities until the necessary immunization documentation is received.
August 10 Update: The law states that families have 20 days for compliance for in-person instruction. However, because DCPS is virtual for term 1 (until November 6th), no one will be removed from school during this time due to non-compliance. However, DCPS/OSSE encourages families to use this time to get needed vaccinations & submit health & dental forms as soon as possible to ensure you are in compliance. Students will not be able to attend in-person (after November 6th) if they are not in compliance with immunization requirements.
The DC Health Immunization Program is available to support schools and families with immunization information, data, and access to care in the District. OSSE’s Health and Wellness team is also a resource and can be reached at OSSE.SchoolHealth@dc.gov.
We will share any additional information with you here. Please check the Murch website frequently.
The Murch Health Team