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The Florida Department of Health requires 7th graders to have the following immunization:
Tdap (1 dose) Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis
You must show documentation of the Tdap before your child starts 7th grade.
Rising 7th graders should already have received the immunizations listed below:
- MMR (2 doses)
- Polio (4 doses)
- DTP/DTaP (5 doses)
- Hepatitis B Series
- Varicella vaccine (2 doses) or signed proof of the disease
Immunizations are available from your private medical doctor or the local health department. Take your child’s complete immunization record with you to obtain the vaccine. Contact the school office ahead of time to pick up your child’s immunization certificate.
Return the DH 680, Florida Certification of Immunization, to the school after each immunization visit.
Required Immunizations for School Entry
Your child must receive all of the required immunizations (shots) to attend school in Florida. If your child does not have all of the required shots, you must arrange for your child to receive the remaining ones.
You should contact your child’s health care provider to receive the immunizations. You may also call the Florida Department of Health in Polk County to have your child immunized. You will need to call for location, days, and times when immunizations are available at 863-519-7910. Immunizations are available at Health Department clinics in the following cities: Auburndale, Haines City, Lakeland, and Bartow.
- Immunizations required for school attendance are available at the Florida Department of Health in Polk County free of charge for children under the age of 19 that qualify.
- When going to a clinic for vaccinations, take your child with you and a copy of his or her previous immunizations.
- A permanent immunization certificate cannot be issued to you without a completed shot record.
The mission of Polk County Public Schools is to provide a high-quality education for all students.
Rev. 5/2016 (2016-17Immunization 6th Grade Parent Flyer and FDOH Clinics)
On Monday, August 3, 2020 we will be hosting a SAC meeting via Zoom.
When: Monday, August 3 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm
To join, you will enter the Meeting ID or click the link below.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 930 047 8250
To obtain the password for this meeting, please email Debra Hudson.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In the case of an emergency and/or if you would like to change your child’s transportation please email Ms. Smith at, email@example.com, with the following information:
a copy/photo of a government issued photo ID (IE. drivers license),
child’s name (first and last),
child’s date of birth,
and the change that you would like to make.
May 26th - 27th, 2020 9am - 2pm
May 28th 9am - 4pm by Appointment
McLaughlin Bus Ramp
We'll also be collecting, Library Books, Student Instruments, and Other Issued Items
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McLaughlin Bus Ramp
Tuesday May 26, 2020
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McLaughlin Middle - In Our Schools
Debra Wright Hudson is the new acting principal at McLaughlin Middle Fine Arts Academy, a school that is working hard to improve its standing.
Wright Hudson has a special source of motivation: Every day she passes through the school’s memorial hallway and is faced with a mosaic bearing the name of her late father, Clint Wright, a renowned educator who served with PCPS and the Lake Wales Charter Schools system.
“When I first came here I was just in awe when I saw my father’s name,” Wright Hudson said. “Every morning, I have to come through this door and be reminded of his great legacy, and how I have work to do here to continue that greatness that he placed in me.”
McLaughlin’s staff has been encouraged by the new principal’s arrival. “If she’s anything like her dad, we’re in great hands,” teacher Johnnie Kirkland says. “With two Wrights, you can’t get it wrong.”