Vaccine Clinic at Brookwood: NOV 15
Brookwood High School
Tuesday, November 15
3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday. This MCV4 booster is required in addition to the booster required for 7th grade. It is important to note that the vaccine is only required for students who are at least 16 years of age AND attending 11th grade.
Gwinnett County Public Schools has partnered with GNR Public Health to offer required vaccinations for students attending 7th and 11th grade. Through this partnership, students can receive:
- Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine)
- MCV4 (adolescent meningococcal vaccine).
- In addition to these required vaccinations, GNR will have limited supplies of flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccines.
GCPS will be offering these vaccines at Brookwood High School on November 15, from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
- Families will need to provide proof of insurance for Tdap, MCV4 and flu vaccines.
- Students 18 years of age and younger who do not have health insurance will be eligible for vaccines at no charge through our mobile clinics under the Vaccines for Children program. COVID-19 vaccinations are available regardless of insurance status.
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Recent Letter to Parents
September 22, 2022
Dear Brookwood High School Families,
I am writing to update you on our investigation of the incident that occurred on Monday.
We have identified the student determined to be responsible for the threat. Appropriate disciplinary action is being taken. Threatening students and staff, sparking fear, and disrupting teaching and learning will not be tolerated. I sincerely thank the parents, staff, and students who cooperated with us during our investigation and provided information that was helpful in our search. Your partnership made the difference.
On a similar note, I was sent numerous pictures of one of our students who was wearing a belt made of bullets. When alerted to this picture on Monday, our team immediately investigated and addressed the student and his parent. Based on video evidence of who went in and out of the bathroom where the threat was made, we were able to see that this student was not involved. We have addressed the inappropriate belt and issued proper consequences.
This was a challenging week at Brookwood; however, I believe that we can always learn through challenging times. We are committed to providing support for our students as we move forward. Our counseling team is available for students to connect with as they may need. Also, we will continue to have additional School Resource Officer (SRO) support on campus for the remainder of this week.
With Homecoming events this weekend, we will be taking the precautions below to promote the safety of those in attendance.
At the football game, we will have the following safety precautions:
- Eight SROs will be present at the gates and monitor attendees.
- No book bags will be allowed, and the clear bag policy will be enforced to monitor what is brought into the stadium. (Football game expectations)
- At least 12 school administrators will be on duty monitoring the crowd and surrounding areas.
At the dances on Saturday night, we will have the following safety precautions:
- A single point of entry for all participants and a single point of exit have been established.
- Enter through the front lobby (Gold Gym)
- Exit through the Maroon Gym Lobby
- Over 80 faculty members will be on-site throughout the dance to monitor and supervise.
- The same clear bag policy that is used for football will be enforced. Students should be ready to show the contents of any unclear bags to the security administrator.
- All tickets must be purchased in advance, and students will be required to show their ID upon entry.
- Our full administrative staff will be on duty to monitor and supervise.
- Multiple SROs will be on duty to support, monitor, and supervise.
- Students will not be permitted re-entry for any reason if a student leaves the dance.
- School rules apply at the dance and will be enforced.
- Parents must pick students up from the Maroon Gym/Student parking lot.
I know this has been a difficult week as these types of threats are very unsettling and concerning. The safety of our students and staff will always be our top priority. I am proud to be a Brookwood Bronco and proud to be a part of this community. As always, I thank you for your continued support.
Principal, Brookwood High School
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