GUSD: State Law Pushes No Vaccines, No School Beginning 2016-2017

The Glendora Unified School District will join the rest of the state honoring a new law for the 2016-2017 school year.

All students will be required to be up to date on their vaccines, according to an email from GUSD Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Michelle Hunter.

The email was sent to parents in the district today. The district is giving parents a good amount of notice, so that there is time for kids to get caught up on all vaccines by the start of the next school year.

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Senate Bill 277 is a new law known as No Vaccines, No School. Starting with the 2016-17 school year, students will have to be current on all their immunizations to attend school. Parents/Guardians of students in grades kindergarten (including Transitional Kindergarten) and seventh grade will have to show proof that their child’s vaccinations are up-to-date. Parents/Guardians will no longer be able to opt out of vaccinating their children due to personal beliefs (PBE) and attend public schools in California.

Families, who currently have students enrolled with a PBE, will have to show proof of immunizations either in Kinder or 7th grade. It will be important to work with your physician now, so your child will have all their immunizations at these key checkpoints of kindergarten and 7th grade.

Information about school immunization requirements and SB 277 Frequently Asked Questions are available on the State’s Shots for School website at If your child is entering grades TK, K or seventh, the district encourages you to bring your child’s immunization information to their school as soon as possible.

Please see attached letter for more details.

Thank you,

Michelle Hunter

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services”