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September 21st, 2021 Special Message for Seniors

Good afternoon, this is Steve Mares, principal of Athens Drive Magnet High School, with a special message for Seniors on Tuesday, September 21st. A copy of this special message will be posted on our school website (, tweeted on our school Twitter account, emailed to our students, and emailed and texted to our school families.




SENIORS WHO HAVE NOT PROVIDED US THE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION FOR THE REQUIRED MENINGOCOCCAL BOOSTER VACCINATION BY THIS FRIDAY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ATTEND SCHOOL: We have a large number of Seniors who have not submitted documentation to show that they have received the required Meningococcal Booster Vaccination. North Carolina law requires all rising 12th Grade students to receive a Meningococcal Vaccine Booster before starting 12th Grade. Please know that this includes students who are enrolled in our Virtual Academy for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Families will need to provide a copy of their student’s immunization record showing proof that the Meningococcal Vaccine has been completed by the 30th day of school or students will be exempt from school. This is a 2-dose immunization; the 1st dose was required in the 7th Grade in the WCPSS. Students who have not submitted this documentation by this Friday, September 24th are not permitted to attend school. Please click here for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Martin, our Data Manager, at, contact our Student Services Department at 919-233-4050, or fax your immunization updates to 919-670-4457. I do not want to exclude Seniors from school during their Senior year, but we are required to have the documentation that this vaccination has been administered to all Seniors. Thank you for taking care of this required vaccine!