Immunization Info from BVSD

January 2016

Dear Parents of Kindergarten-12th Grade Students in Colorado Schools (School Year 2016-17):

Immunizations are an important part of our children’s and the community’s health. Colorado law requires students attending a public, private or parochial school to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. The purpose of this letter is to remind parents about the need for back-to-school immunizations and to provide immunization information. The chart on page 2 shows which vaccines are required for school attendance, along with recommended vaccines which provide more protection against vaccine-preventable disease. There are no changes to the vaccines required from the previous school year. It is helpful to share this letter with your child’s healthcare provider or your local public health agency (LPHA) where your child receives immunizations.

Colorado follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices schedule. This schedule is approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. This is the immunization schedule which will best protect your child from vaccine-preventable diseases and is the national standard for health care providers who vaccinate your children. Please note: In Spring 2016, it is anticipated the Colorado Board of Health will approve a recommendation that will require all students to receive their final doses of DTaP, Polio, MMR and Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine before kindergarten entry and one dose of Tdap vaccine before 6th grade entry.

Starting July 1, 2016, parents/guardians seeking non-medical (religious or personal belief) exemptions for children in kindergarten-12th grade must submit non-medical exemption forms annually. Medical exemptions only need to be submitted once and require the signature of your child’s doctor or advanced practice nurse. To submit a non-medical or medical exemption, go to and follow the instructions. Children with an exemption may be kept out of school during a disease outbreak.

Parents may have questions or want more information about children’s immunizations and vaccine safety. Resources for parents about the safety and importance of vaccines are available at: and

Colorado law requires schools to provide school-level immunization and exemption information to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) by December 1, 2016. Immunization and exemption rates for each school will be posted on the CDPHE website as soon as they are verified.  Many parents, especially those with children who can’t be vaccinated due to a medical issue, may want to know which schools are best protected against vaccine preventable disease.

Please discuss your child’s vaccination needs with your child’s healthcare provider or LPHA and bring your child’s updated immunization records to school each time your child receives an immunization. To find your LPHA or learn about free or low cost vaccines, call the Family Health Line at 1-303-692-2229 or 1-800-688-7777.  For questions about school immunization requirements, please contact your school.


Jamie D’Amico, RN, MSN, CNS

CDPHE Immunization Branch – Schools and Community Coordinator

303-692-2957 |

Immunization Schedule Details Here



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Horizons Summer Camp Rocks

Register TODAY because registration closes this Saturday, April 30th
Our goal is to provide K-8 students with a unique Horizons experience.  Our dedicated K-8 teachers and industry professionals are providing a wide variety of camp opportunities.
Come join for Fantasy Crafts for Fans, Up Down Circus, Spilled Ink Creative Writing, , The Colors of Summer French, 3D Design and Printing, Catapults, We Can Make a Difference Volunteering, Storytelling and Creative Movement, Zero to Coding Web Design, and Stitch Camp Sewing and Embroidery!
For more information, check out our website at
or register online by clicking here: Registration
Horizons Summer Camp is open to all children in the Boulder Valley area and we offer a sibling discount.  Please pass along information to your local friends and family.
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Upcoming Events!!!!!!

K/1 Transition Picnic

May 6th 1:00-2:00 p.m.

All current K and 1st graders are invited to join on the playground and bring a picnic lunch or purchase pizza from the school.  Gather to meet families and friends who will be together next school year as a 1/2 team. Popsicles will be provided.

Please reply to the evite sent to you or click this link:

Horizons Community Group

Horizons K-8 Kindergarten and New Family Orientation

May 9th 5:45-7:30 p.m.

All parents with incoming kindergarteners and new students to Horizons are invited to an orientation.  The evening begins with a meet and greet from 5:45-6:15 p.m. in the Cafeteria followed by orientations for Kindergarten parents and parents of new students in 1st-8th grade from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Coffee and appetizers will be served.

Please reply to the eveite sent to you or click this link:

Contact Hope in the office with any questions.

This is a parent only event.  We look forward to seeing your children in the Fall.

2/3 Transition Picnic

May 13th 1:00-2:00 p.m.

All current 2nd and 3rd graders are invited to join the playground and bring a picnic lunch or purchase pizza from the school.  Gather to meet families and friends who will be together next school year as a 3/4 team. Popsicles will be provided.

picnic-96613264Please reply to the evite sent to you or click this link:

Horizons Community Group

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Lost Item

Does this belong to anyone?  Claim in front office.



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1/2s enjoy farm life at McIntosh Farms

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Volunteer Appreciation

If you missed our Volunteer Appreciation Event this morning, please know that we value all of our parents and the many, many volunteer jobs that they perform.


Below is a list of Volunteer Jobs performed by Horizons parents on an ongoing basis.

Attending Council

Assisting in classroom and field trips including walking to the library

Assisting with grade level productions, performances and parties

Serving on a Committee:

Board Committees:

Executive Committee:

Finance Committee:

Development Committee: including fundraising & auction

Council Committees & Volunteers:

Horizons Community Group:  too much to mention

Garden including weed pulling


Green Team: including safety assessments

Grocery Coupons:


Lost & Found

Snack Drawer

Crossing Guard

 District Reps:

District Accountability Committee:

District Parent Committee:

Special Education Advisory Committee



Work Days

Art Fair

Pancake Breakfast

Pizza Fridays

School Dances


Vision & Hearing Screening


Graphic Design & Sign Creating

Community Table

Front Office Assistance

Health Aide Assistance

Scholastic Book Orders

Winter Sports

Outdoor Ed


Teaching art, music, etc. including sewing & sports

Enrollment Tours

School Beautification

Errands & Shopping








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Summer Reading Program

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2016 SRP School Flier revised locations

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Welcoming our new teachers.... Shannon

Shannon Waugh

Shannon got her Elementary Education teaching license through the Friends’ School Teacher Preparation Program, where she taught Kindergarten last year. She received her Bachelor’s in Sociology from CU Boulder, and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Educational Psychology from UC Denver. In her free time she enjoys hiking, biking and being outdoors in this beautiful state! Her other passions include musical theater, improv, and ultimate frisbee.


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Welcoming our new teachers....Gianna

Gianna's Bio Pic

Gianna Fable

Gianna has been teaching young learners from kindergarten to grade 2 since 2005. Her passion to travel provided her wonderful opportunities to teach at American International Schools in China, Vietnam and the Dominican Republic. Gianna received her BA at Metropolitan State University of Denver and her MA in Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In her free time, she loves trail running, backpacking with her husband, reading and yoga.

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