Our nurses are available to support the well-being of each student's health. School nurses, directed by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Department of Health, are dedicated to school health programs and supporting the success of all students.
Parents are asked to contact the school nurse if a child has any special health needs that must be provided during school hours. The nurse will facilitate and coordinate arrangements for meeting the needs, along with parent and physician collaboration and input.
The school clinic does not serve as the student's physician or primary care provider.
New Immunization Requirements for K, 7th, and 12th Graders
To align with current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, the 2020 General Assembly passed House Bill 1090 which amends the minimum vaccination requirements for attendance at a public or private elementary, middle or secondary school, child care centers, nursery schools, family home day care, or developmental center.
This legislation becomes effective July 1, 2021, and amends the Code of Virginia § 32.1-46.A.4 to require:
Two doses of properly spaced human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (for males and females). The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the seventh grade.
Two or three properly spaced doses of rotavirus vaccine, depending on the manufacturer, for children up to eight months of age.
Two properly spaced doses of hepatitis A vaccine (HAV). The first dose shall be administered at age 12 months or older.
Two properly spaced doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). The first dose shall be administered prior to entry to the seventh grade. The second dose shall be administered prior to entry to the twelfth grade.
If you have any questions, please contact your School Nurse or the Lord Fairfax Health District Berryville Office at 540-955-1033.
Administration of Medications
Parents are advised to give medication at home whenever possible. If it is necessary to provide medication during school hours, the following guidelines must be followed:
All medication must be brought to school in a manufacturer-labeled, unexpired container/bottle, with appropriate label intact. Physician prescribed medication must be in the original pharmacy labeled container with the student's name and medication dosing information.
A student who must take a physician prescribed medication must provide the school with a completed Authorization Form.