Entry Requirements and Immunizations

Don't forget your flu shots this year! 

Per the MA DPH, the  influenza immunization will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts schools, colleges and universities in person. The new vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce flu-related illness and ​the overall impact of respiratory illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will be expected to have received a flu vaccine by December 31, 2020 for the 2020-2021 influenza season, unless either a medical or religious exemption is provided. This new flu immunization requirement to enter school in January is in addition to existing vaccine requirements. 

Please submit documentation to the health office once your child has received their yearly flu vaccine. Thank you!


School Immunization Law, Chapter 76, Section 15 of the General Laws of the State of Massachusetts requires that all immunizations must be up to date for children to attend school according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations. Massachusetts General Law allows for the school district to exclude children from school whose immunizations are not up to date. 

  • A certified record of immunizations from your child’s physician(s) is required for entry into school.
  • All immunization records must be provided in English and include full dates. 

Immunizations are audited by the school nurses. In the event of missing or incorrect information, your prompt attention in addressing the error/omission is imperative to assure compliance with state law. The current state requirements can be found here: Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements 2020-2021

Grade 7-12 Entry Requirements


School Entrance: A physical exam within 1 year is required. 

Updated Physical Exams: One updated physical is required during middle school (Suggested in 6th grade as students entering grade 7 are required to receive a Tetanus booster) and one during high school (suggested in 10th grade). The Emergency Health Card gives us updated information each year regarding your child’s health.

Athletic Examinations: A documented physical examination is required for all students annually prior to participation in sports at the high school level.

See Physical Exams for more information.