Richmond Public Schools and Richmond
City Health District are extending the contest and chance for elementary
schools and fifth grade students to win prizes by participating in Mayor
Stoney's challenge to parents to provide consent forms that'll allow rising
sixth-graders to get free Tdap booster vaccinations being offered on a schedule
in RPS elementary schools now to June 2.
The four schools with the most returned
consent forms will win $100 gift cards for supplies, and one student (with a
returned consent form) at each of the 25 elementary schools will have a chance
to win a $50 gift card.
The Mayor's Level Up Challenge is a
collaborative effort to help ensure that fifth grade students receive the Tdap
(tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination required by state law for all
students (leveling -up) going to the sixth grade. There's no grace period, and
students without the vaccination will not be able to attend class until they've
been vaccinated. This school year, 44% of Richmond sixth-graders missed
valuable class time because they didn't have the Tdap vaccination at the start
of the school year.
Parents - Accept Mayor Stoney's
Level Up Challenge and let's make sure our students are ready for the next
school year. Return vaccination consent forms now. Forms are available at
Richmond elementary schools, and on Richmond Public Schools and Richmond City
Health District websites, www.rvaschools.net and www.rchd.com.
Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor