For Parents/Guardians of Rising 7th and Rising 12th Grade Students:
Staunton City Schools cares about our students, families and our community health and wellness. As you know, there are several required vaccinations necessary for school attendance. For a complete required vaccination listing, please click Virginia Department of Health School and Day Care Minimum Immunization Requirements.
Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) Vaccine - Effective July 1, 2021, a minimum of 2 doses of MenACWY vaccine. The first dose should be administered prior to entering 7th grade. The final dose should be administered prior to entering 12th grade.
* If you are 16 or older when you get your first dose you are not required to get a booster. Talk to your child’s healthcare provider about this vaccine.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine - Effective July 1, 2021, a complete series of 2 doses of HPV vaccine is required for students entering the 7th grade. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 7th grade. After reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian, at the parent's or guardian's sole discretion, may elect for the child not to receive the HPV vaccine.
Meningococcal Disease: is a rare but serious disease that can cause meningitis and infections in the bloodstream. Meningococcal disease spreads when one person comes into contact with the saliva of an infected person, most often through coughing, sneezing, or kissing. It can infect otherwise healthy people and cause very serious, or even deadly infections. (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or Tdap) - Effective A booster dose of the Tdap vaccine is required for all children entering the 7th grade.
Where to get vaccinated?
To schedule an appointment for the MedACWY vaccine and Tdap booster call
If you have specific questions about these requirements, please contact your child’s health provider or the school nurse at your child’s school.
To complete registration at your child’s school, please bring the following with you:
Staunton City Schools Preschool
Staunton City Schools is currently accepting applications for our preschool program for the 2022-23 school year for Staunton City residents who have children who will be 3 or 4 by September 30, 2022.
Staunton City Schools Preschool Programs are part of a new coordinated enrollment group called “Go2Grow:SAW”. Staunton City Schools, as part of this coordinated enrollment, uses a combination of federal, state and local dollars to provide full day preschool programming for young children ages 3-5.
Early Childhood programs are part of a coordinated enrollment group called Go2Grow: SAW. We use a combination of federal, state and local funds to provide services to young children (birth to five) who are at-risk for future school success.
Please use the link below to apply online:
For assistance with the online application please contact:
Deirdre Kellner, Go2Grow SAW Navigator at United Way
On April 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education issues an Interim Final Rule (IFR) on ARP Act ESSER III funds. The IFR was effective immediately and has the authority of law. The IFR requires that each LEA that receives ARP ESSER III funds must submit a plan that describes how it will use ARP Act ESSER III funds. Click Here to View the Plan for Staunton City Schools