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August 12, 2021
Dear 7th & 8th Grade Families,
We are looking forward to seeing your scholars in just two weeks, on August 26, for the first day of school! As we make final preparations for the new school year, we wanted to reach out to you as your children are likely eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Following guidance from the CDC and DESE, Alma strongly recommends that anyone who is currently eligible get vaccinated for COVID-19 to help keep our community safe.
We want to do as much as possible to prevent transmission within our community, particularly those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine. That is why it’s critical that anyone who is currently eligible, get vaccinated. Ensuring a high vaccination rate is by far the most effective way to keep our community safe from COVID-19.
We urge all of our families to have all eligible family members vaccinated, including your eligible scholars. Vaccinations are now widely and readily available for everyone aged 12 and over in New Bedford through SouthCoast Health, CVS and Rite Aid. Use the state’s Vaccination Finder tool located at https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/ or call the state’s Vaccination Hotline at 2-1-1.
Thank you for partnering with us in this work.
Will Gardner, Executive Director
Upcoming Vaccination Clinic in New Bedford
Flyer for “Block by Block” Vaccination Clinic Schedule
Saturday, August 14 from 11 am – 2 pm
- Christian Fellowship Center, 822 Church Street, “Back to School” event includes free backpacks and food, face painting, music, games and raffles. (This event may be of particular interest to our Douglass Campus 8th grade families as this is where your scholars will attend school temporarily this fall while the new school building is completed!) Vaccine only available at this site for age 18+