(Posted April 21, 2021)
By Josephine Birdsell, Staff Writer
Madison-Plains Local Schools is offering optional COVID-19 vaccinations for students.
The district will hold two vaccination clinics in the high school building for eligible students.
The first clinic is set for April 30 during normal school hours. The second clinic will be held three weeks later on May 21 during normal school hours.
Students must be at least 16 years old to qualify for the vaccine and must fill out a registration form on the school district website by April 27. Students must print their registration form, have it signed by their parent or guardian, and present it at the time of vaccination. Parents do not need to be present at the time of their student’s vaccination.
Students are not required to get vaccinated. The clinic is part of the district’s “continued efforts to be good partners in the community,” said Chad Eisler, superintendent.
In other news, as COVID-19 case numbers in the district remain static, district leaders and students are looking forward to end-of-year events.
Prom will take place on April 24 at Wren Farms. The in-person event requires students to wear facemasks that cover the nose and mouth at all times.
Graduation is set for May 28 at 7 p.m. If weather permits, the ceremony will take place outdoors in the football stadium. Each student can invite 10 family members. Families will sit in “pods” socially distanced from other families. If weather does not permit, the district will hold graduation indoors, and each student will be able to invite four family members.
The district will announced a final decision about the location of graduation by noon on May 27.