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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness
PRE TEENS NEED VACCINES TOO! All students attending our interstate school district must follow NH immunization requirements. Even if you live in VT.
What Booster Vaccines Will My Middle School Student Most Likely Need? Tdap!
Students in NH middle schools are required to have ALL of the following vaccines:
Grades 7-12: 1 dose of Tdap is required for entry into 7th grade. A Tdap vaccine given on or after the 7th birthday meets the Tdap requirement for Grade 7.
Grades K-9: 2 doses of Varicella vaccine or laboratory confirmation of chicken pox disease.
-Polio 3 doses with the last dose given on or after 4th birthday OR 4 doses regardless of age.
-MMR 2 doses, at least one after 12 months of age. 
-Hepatitis B 3 doses.
Recommended Vaccines for Teens:
  • COVID 19 - currently at 12 years of age. 
  • MCV4 (meningococcal) at 11-12 years old and then booster at 16 years old.
  • HPV (human papillomavirus) for 11-12 year olds. Given in three doses over 6 months.
Immunization Exemption Form Available on school web-site.
Prescription and nonprescription medication may be given to a student only by the school nurse or trained staff member. All medicines that must be taken during school should be kept in the Nurse’s Office in a prescription labeled bottle. Prescription medications require an Authorization for Administration Form that must be signed by the prescribing doctor and parent; this form is available in the school health office. Non-prescription medicine should also be labeled and only administered by the nurse or trained staff member.
Alcohol & Other Drugs
Richmond Middle School and the Dresden School Board have made a commitment to the health and well-being of their students. The school develops age-appropriate programs and procedures related to alcohol, tobacco, vaping materials, and other substances. The school has made a commitment to a drug-free environment. Students in possession of alcohol or drugs while on school property or while attending school-sponsored or school-supervised functions are in violation of the law. Such students must be reported to the school principal who, in turn, must relate the information to a parent and the Hanover Police Department.  
A student is considered in violation of the Dresden School District policy on alcohol and other drugs if he/ she is:
  • in possession of alcohol or drugs or drug paraphernalia; 
  • distributing alcohol or drugs;
  • selling alcohol or drugs;
  • under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • in the act of using alcohol or drugs; or
  • knowingly in the presence of students in the act of possessing, distributing, selling, or using alcohol or drugs