Student Records and Immunizations
New/transfer students are required to meet with the principal prior to admission. A copy of their most recent report card should be provided to the school at that time. The school must receive student records from the previous school and have the opportunity to review those records before a student can be considered for enrollment.
The Wisconsin Immunization Law requires students through grade 12 and children in day care centers to be immunized according to their age/grade level by the beginning of the school year. Immunizations are required against measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
Age Level Requirements / Number of Doses
The following are the minimum required immunizations for each age and grade level according to the Wisconsin Student Immunization Law. These requirements can be waived for health, religious, or personal conviction reasons. Additional immunizations may be recommended for your child depending on his or her age. Please contact your doctor or local health department to determine if your child needs additional immunizations.
|Grade/Age||Number of Doses|
|Pre-K (ages 2 through 4 years)1||4 DTaP/DTP/DT2||3 Polio||3 Hepatitis B6||1 MMR7||1 Varicella8|
|Kindergarten through Grade 5||4 DTaP/DTP/DT/Td2,3||4 Polio5||3 Hepatitis B6||2 MMR7||2 Varicella8|
|Grades 6 through 12||4 DTaP/DTP/DT/Td2||1 Tdap4||4 Polio5||3 Hepatitis B6||2 MMR7||2 Varicella8|
1. Children 5 years of age or older who are enrolled in a Pre-K class should be assessed using the immunization requirements for Kindergarten through Grade 5, which would normally correspond to the individual’s age.
2. D = diphtheria, T = tetanus, P = pertussis vaccine. DTaP/DTP/DT/Td vaccine for all students Pre-K through 12: Four doses are required. However, if a student received the 3rd dose after the 4th birthday, further doses are not required. Note: A dose four days or less before the 4th birthday is also acceptable.
3. DTaP/DTP/DT vaccine for children entering Kindergarten: Each student must have received one dose after the 4th birthday (either the 3rd, 4th, or 5th dose) to be compliant. Note: a dose four days or less before the 4th birthday is also acceptable.
4. Tdap is an adolescent tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis combination vaccine. If a student received a dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine, such as Td, within five years before entering the grade in which Tdap is required, the student is compliant and a dose of Tdap vaccine is not required.
5. Polio vaccine for students entering grades Kindergarten through 12: Four doses are required. However, if a student received the 3rd dose after the 4th birthday, further doses are not required. Note: a dose four days or less before the 4th birthday is also acceptable.
6. Laboratory evidence of immunity to hepatitis B is also acceptable.
7. MMR is measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. The first dose of MMR vaccine must have been received on or after the 1st birthday. Laboratory evidence of immunity to all three diseases (measles and mumps and rubella) is also acceptable. Note: A dose four days or less before the 1st birthday is also acceptable.
8. Varicella vaccine is chickenpox vaccine. A history of chickenpox disease or laboratory evidence of immunity to varicella is also acceptable.