TAPCo. Times #9
October 30, 2017
Birthdays of the Week
Carol Johnson 10/30
Mark Schaudt 10/30
Professional Development for School Secretaries
As in previous years, your school secretaries are invited to attend citywide professional development (PD) sessions on Election Day, November 7. Secretaries who choose to attend the PD session must attend a session in your school's borough; secretaries in District 75, District 79, and in the Affinity Field Support Center (AFSA), who choose to attend the PD session, must attend a session in the FSC for their school district. Please use this link to register by November 3; to register, use the registration link for the FSC that is closest to their school and select an appropriate session.
Grant opportunities are posted on the Grants website (you can visit the page on any computer using this link). This week’s highlights include:
Guidance on How Families Can Access Immunization Records of Children Displaced from Puerto Rico
Due to severe hurricanes, the DOE expects displaced children from Puerto Rico and other affected areas to enroll in schools. There are resources available to assist families of children from Puerto Rico in complying with DOE immunization requirements. These parents may be able to obtain their child’s immunization records via the Puerto Rico Immunization Registry (PRIR) parent portal, by entering their child’s identifying information (e.g., Social Security number) to locate records. Note that if the PRIR website is unavailable due to power outages or other issues, or the parent does not have internet access, they can call 311 and ask for immunization records; 311 callers will be transferred to the Department of Health (DOH) hotline staff who can access the PRIR. Once immunization records are obtained, parents may take them to a doctor to determine which vaccines a student may need. Parents of children who do not have a physician may call 311 for assistance in finding a provider or they can view a list of federally qualified health centers found here. The DOH has reached out to physicians to advise them of the resources available to assist displaced children.
You should share this information about vaccine requirements for DOE schools with these families (available in English and Spanish).
For questions, email Julia Sykes.
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