Nursing & Health Services

Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home

Keep your child home if:

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:

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.

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.

Helpful Links

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