Nursing & Health Services
Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home
- They are vomiting.
- They have a rash, lice, or nits.
- They have diarrhea.
- They have an eye infection.
- They have a sore throat and/or a new cough.
- They have a fever, chills, and/or muscle pain.
- Any loss of taste and/or smell.
Vaccine requirements remain in place for Pre-K, 7th and 12th graders. (see Immunization Information). Vaccine updates are required prior to the beginning of school in August. Parents of students entering Preschool, Kindergarten, 7th Grade, and 12th Grade are required to show proof of required vaccines prior to the first day of school in the Fall of 2023. If your child does not have the required vaccines completed by the first day of school, they will be excluded from school unexcused until vaccines are up to date per state policy. Vaccines can be obtained from your child's healthcare provider or the The Hampshire County Health Dept. Paper copies or faxed copies of the vaccination updates can be sent to your child's school the week before classes begin. The Hampshire County Health Department is located at 16189 Northwestern Pike just west of Augusta, WV. They regularly vaccinate on Mondays - Fridays from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm by appointment only. They will be open until 6pm on the first and third Monday nights of each month through October 6th. The phone number is 304-496-9640.
- Immunization Requirements for 7th- and 12th-Graders (PDF)
- Immunization Requirements for New School Enterers (PDF)
The COVID vaccine is an optional vaccine being offered to students 12 and older. Please call the County Health Dept. or your child's healthcare provider with questions or to schedule an appointment for you child.
Both a physical and dental exam are required prior to the child's first school entry into PreK or Kindergarten. Those are recommended, but not required, yearly with copies sent to school for students entering 2nd, 7th and 12th grade.
Parents/Guardians and students, as we all work together to ensure we have a successful Back to School experience, please review the following:
These must be completed each year and updated whenever anything changes. Included on the Emergency Procedure Card is contact information for family, a list of the only persons who can pick up the student from school, early dismissal instructions and basic medical and health information.
Sports Physical and Eligibility Form (PDF) (from WVSSAC for parents and doctor to sign) required for participation in interscholastic athletics at the middle & high school levels.
See our links for parents about children's health, safety, and education:
Results of the student testing conducted last year will be sent home about 9/19. Guides to explain the tests & help interpret the results are posted on this website. (See link below.) Please check the grade levels to view the appropriate guides. Guides to Interpreting 2023 Student Test Results
Flu shots for students at CBMS @ 10 AM & staff at CBES & CBMS @ 2:45 - Tues., Oct. 10; then a community clinic at CBES till 6 PM. Flu shots for students @ HHS & RMS, & staff @ AES, SES, RES, RMS & HHS - Tues., Oct. 17. Other shots available - see flyer. Read on...
Warm the Children gives warm winter clothing to needy children through age 18 in Hampshire County. Familes receiving TANF/SNAP/SSI/SSDI or DHHR assistance are eligible as well as households of 4 making less than $5000 a month. Apply through November 16. Warm the Children 2023 Application
Attendance matters and student attendance will be emphasized during 2023-24. Learn the facts about why it is important for students to be in school and how Hampshire County Schools plan to emphasize good attendance during 2023-24. Read on...
All jobs in Hampshire County Schools are now posted on Frontline - West Virginia K12 Jobs. Applications are accepted though the Frontline site only. Job listings will also be listed on this website but notifications will not be sent out for listings. Read on to learn more...