Dear 11th Grade Parents/Guardians:
This is a reminder of Ohio’s state-required immunization law regarding students entering 12th grade: all students entering, advancing or transferring into 12th grade will need proof of a meningococcal immunization (called MCV4) for school in the Fall. If your student will be in 12th grade next year, this requirement will apply.
As with other school immunization requirements, students who do not provide documentation of the immunizations are subject to exclusion from school. To avoid exclusion, please see that your child receives the immunizations before school starts in August. Written documentation is required.
Points of Clarification:
- In addition to your family doctor, immunizations may be received from the local health department (on a limited basis - call before you go) or immunization clinics at retail pharmacies (call before you go for verification).
- Please be sure to ask if there are other vaccines that your child may need. Make sure you take your child’s immunization record to the appointment.
For additional information please refer to the Ohio Administrative Code 5101:2-12-37 for Child Care, Head Start, Pre-School and the Ohio Revised Code 3313.67 and 3313.671 for School Attendance and the ODH Director’s Journal Entry (available atwww.odh.ohio.gov, Immunization: Required Vaccines for Childcare and School). These documents list required and recommended immunizations and indicate exemptions to immunizations
Students must declare intent to participate by April 1 for the 2016-17 School Year.
FORMS & DOCUMENTS
Students intending to participate in the second year of College Credit Plus, the successful program that provides Ohio students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, can begin the notification process for the 2016-2017 school year on Feb. 15. College Credit Plus debuted at the start of the 2015-2016 school year, with more than 32,000 students enrolling to take advantage of the opportunity to get a jump start on college and reduce their costs toward a college degree.
College Credit Plus provides students with the opportunity to take college classes offered by any Ohio public college or university, or from any participating private postsecondary institution, at their high school, on the college or university campus, or online. The program allows students to explore college interests sooner and to earn college credits toward a degree before graduating from high school. It is free to families when students take courses offered by Ohio public colleges and universities.
Beginning Feb. 15, public high school students may notify their principal of their interest to participate, and non-public and homeschool students may send their letter of intent to participate to the Ohio Department of Education. All students must declare their intent to participate by April 1, including students who participated in the first year of College Credit Plus.
Logan Elm won the 2016 Battle Over the Books Competition. This tournament was once again held at Ohio Christian University and was under the direction of Michelle Callahan of the Pickaway County Library. Every year Pickaway County schools, along with Logan Hocking and Hilliard Bradley, compete for bookworm bragging rights! Battling through a single elimination tournament Logan Elm Team 2 barely edged a tough Teays Valley team to claim victory for the Braves. Well done Logan Elm Braves! As always our students represented our school and themselves with pride and character.
Gerhard Maroscher spoke to history classes at Logan Elm High School about his and his family's experiences during and following World War II. The Maroschers fled the Russian Army, survived starvation, hid from recently released prisoners, and escaped Communist Germany. Gerhard recently published a book, "Why Can't Somebody Just Die Around Here?", that chronicles his family's journey from their Romanian homeland to America. More information is available at www.themaroscherstory.com.