We are extremely proud of our K-8 community-based school district. We are fortunate to have a caring, dedicated staff, supportive parents/guardians, and wonderful students. We also have strong partnerships with Humboldt State University, Arcata Parks and Recreation and our business community. Our excellent and comprehensive academic programs interwoven with fine arts and music provide a rich student-centered experience for all students. Our award winning arboretum, garden, recycling, and afterschool programs support all students and contribute to their sound educational foundation.
New immunization requirements for 2016
Under a new law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs, including religious beliefs, will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. The new law will not affect most families because their children have received all required vaccinations. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade.
For more information about SB 277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at:
For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website at www.shotsforschool.org, or contact your local health department or county office of education.