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District 86 Student Vaccination Rates as of Aug. 6

District 86 is currently collecting COVID-19 vaccination records for our students so that we will be able to:

  • Finalize our plans for the fall.

  • Adjust or modify our plans when there are updates to the guidance for schools or changes in the transmission level for the community.

  • Streamline the contact tracing process and make it easier to identify those who will need to quarantine should we experience a positive case. According to the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), students and staff who are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine if they are a close contact unless they develop symptoms of or test positive for COVID-19.

We are also using this information to closely monitor the student vaccination rates for our buildings. As of Aug. 6, 35.28% of students from Hinsdale Central, 14.8% of students from Hinsdale South and 9.38% of students from the Transition Center are fully vaccinated. Please note that these calculations assume that the students we do not currently have records for have not been vaccinated. 

If you still need to submit your child’s vaccination records to the nurse for their school, you can do so by emailing them to the appropriate address below. 

If you are using an iPhone to send a picture of your child’s vaccination card, please change the image format from HEIC (High Efficiency) to Most Compatible. The majority of the devices we use in our district are PCs, which cannot read the HEIC format. 

If your child took part in the vaccination clinics we hosted during the last several months, you can download a free digital vaccine record from Jewel-Osco by texting the word "Record" to 1-844-590-0015 from the mobile device you listed when you signed your child up for their appointment. You can access additional information about this service/resource by visiting https://bit.ly/3yvsoiv.

While we are not requiring students to get vaccinated in order to attend school, participate in extracurricular activities, etc., we are strongly encouraging those who have not to do so prior to our first day on Aug. 26. Being fully vaccinated will greatly limit potential disruptions to in-person learning, and enable people to enjoy the events and activities that are a cherished part of the high school experience. It will also help us keep our students and staff healthy, safe and in school. If you or your child still want or need to get vaccinated, you can find the location(s) nearest you by visiting https://www.vaccines.gov/

We will present our final plan and recommendations for the start of the school year during the board meeting on Aug. 12, and will share those details with you via email, our website and our social media accounts. In the meantime, I encourage everyone to review the latest updates from: