Health & Nursing Services

Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home

Keep your child home if:

  • They are vomiting.
  • They have a rash, lice, or nits.
  • They have diarrhea.
  • They have an eye infection.
  • They have a sore throat.
  • They are just not feeling good.
  • They have a fever.

Special needs and medically fragile children need you to keep your sick child at home. When your child is sick, do not intentionally expose them to others.

Parent/Guardian Vaccination Reminders:

   The Health Dept will be visiting both middle schools and the high school on April 6th and again in May to offer the required vaccines for school. 

Immunization Requirements for 7th- and 12th-Graders (PDF).

Health Dept. Consent Form for Required Vaccinations for incoming 7th & 12th Graders

   The COVID vaccine is an optional vaccine being offered to students 16 and older on Friday, April 9th with the 2nd vaccine on Friday, April 30th. This will be held in the HHS gym, beginning at 7:30-9:30am. Please call the high school to schedule a time.

Health Dept. Consent Form for COVID Vaccination for those students 16 and up.

    Permission Forms are also available on-line, from the Health Dept (for school required vaccines) or from the School Nurse.  Please call the high school Nurse with any questions or to schedule a time, 304 822-5016, ext. 1030.

COVID-19: Health & Wellness Information School Nurses

Parents/Guardians and students, as we all work together to ensure we have a successful Back to School experience, please review the following:

  • Students with parent assistance (elementary and middle) will complete a Wellness Screen daily at home. High School students will complete at school. Staff will also complete a Wellness Screen daily.
  • Students that are feeling ill, should stay home and complete assignments virtually as able.
  • Masks or face covering are required for staff and students (3rd grade and up) at certain times throughout the day when it may be difficult to enforce social distancing. Students that don't have a mask when arriving to school, will be offered one at school.
  • Students and staff with a medical condition that may be impacted by wearing a mask are not required to wear one. Face shields will be available for staff
  • Students that develop symptoms at school may be kept in his/her class or escorted to a designated area until a parent, guardian or designated adult can pick them up. This information has been reviewed by the Health Department.
  • If a student is sent home with symptoms, it is likely medical follow-up will be recommended and a note from provider needed prior to his/her return.
  • In order to assist with communication between school, medical provider, parent/guardian, and school nurse, you may fax or email information to child's school or the nurse. See contact information on County website.
  • Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to keep our students and staff healthy and safe.

Helpful Links

See our links for parents about children's health, safety, and education: