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 are the same as in the past and remain in place for Pre-K, 7th and 12th graders. Vaccine updates are required prior to the beginnin of school on 8/23/2021. 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.
- Immunization Requirements for 7th- and 12th-Graders (PDF)
- Immunization Requirements for New School Enterers (PDF)
Health Dept. Consent Form for Required Vaccinations for incoming 7th & 12th Graders
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.
Health Dept. Consent Form for COVID Vaccination for those students 12 and up.
A dental and physical exam is required prior to first school entry. Those are recommended yearly with copies sent to school for students entering Pre-K, 2nd, 7th and 12th grade.
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 that are feeling ill, should stay home and complete assignments virtually as able. Please see Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home (above)
- Masks or face coverings are optional for staff and students at this time.
- 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.
See our links for parents about children's health, safety, and education: