Health Services

Lisa Martin

Lisa Cunningham - Director
Tara Anderson - Executive Secretary
Phone - 304-372-7309 E-mail: Lisa Cunningham


Welcome Back Health News 

 Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s),

The Jackson County Schools Health Services staff would like to welcome both our new and returning students for the 2018-2019 school year. Health services are an important component of your child’s academic performance. The CDC has shared that research has proven that a healthy lifestyle has a positive impact on academic achievement. Together, we can ensure that children are healthy and ready to learn. All Jackson County Schools support and assist students in being healthy learners through promoting annual well-child examinations, up-to-date immunizations, emergency information, and preventive health care.

Medication Administration

Jackson County Schools follow the West Virginia State Board Policy 2422.8, Medication Administration, and Jackson County Schools Policy 5330, Administration of Medications, when it is necessary for a child to take medication while at school or at a school sponsored event.

  •   The “Authorization for Administration of Medication” form must be completed by the parent and physician. This form can be obtained upon request from the principal or school nurse, or found online at

  •   All medication orders, including over-the-counter medications and prescription medications, must be signed and dated by the prescribing physician and parent.

  •   All medication is to be hand delivered by an ADULT to the nurse’s office in the original container that is properly labeled.

    Please note: Medication Authorization forms for prescription medication and over-the-counter medications must be renewed at the beginning of each school year or any time the physician makes a change to the medication to be administered or the dosage.


    In accordance with West Virginia Code §16-3-4 and Legislative Rule 64CSR95, all children entering school for the first time in West Virginia, unless properly exempted, must be immunized against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio (DTap/DTP or Td/Tdap), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella (chickenpox) and hepatitis B. Additionally, all children entering preschool must be vaccinated for hepatitis A, HIB, and PCV prior to enrollment. 7thGradeImmunizationRequirements- Tdap-ProofofboosterdoseofTdapvaccine

    MCV4 (meningococcal/meningitis) Proof of 1st dose 12th Grade Immunization Requirements- Tdap- Proof of booster dose of Tdap vaccine

    MCV4- One or Two Doses Requried.

    (One dose of MCV4 is required if received after the 16th birthday. Second dose is required if first dose was before 16th birthday. )

    A child may not be admitted or received in any of the schools of the state until he/she has been properly immunized. WV immunization laws allow for medical exemptions only which means religious and philosophical exemptions are not recognized as valid exemptions for school entry. A student may be enrolled provisionally with at least one dose of each required vaccine and a documented plan for completion of each required series.


Please note that a child with a temperature of 100.4° or above will be sent home. If your child is ill or has a temperature (100.4° or above) prior to school, please keep your child at home. Students must remain at home until they have been fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours.

Habits for Good Health Please review these with your child(ren) frequently.

  •   Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue away in the trash can. If a tissue is not available, please cover your mouth and nose with inside of your elbow.

  •   Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.

  •   Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  •   If your child is sick, keep him/her home from school.

  •   Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

  •   Dress appropiately for the weather.

  •   Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, and school.

  •   We can protect and strengthen our own immunity by eating nutritious foods, taking daily walks, sleeping 8

    10 hours a night, reducing stress, and smiling daily

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Breakfast can provide more than just important daily nutrients. Studies show that students who eat breakfast perform better in school than students who skip breakfast. Students who eat breakfast can concentrate better, have more energy, and improve cognitive performance resulting in better grades and test scores. Please encourage your child to eat breakfast at home or at school. For more information, please visit this website:

    Lice in Schools

    It is important to remember that lice are not dangerous and do not transmit disease, but they are spread through direct head to head contact. The most common symptom of head lice is itching, but the following might also be noticed: tickling feeling of something moving in the hair, or sores on the head from scratching.

    Steps to Prevent and control the spread of head lice to review with your child

  •   Avoid head-to-head contact during play

  •   Do NOT share clothing such as hats, scarves, hair accessories, jackets

  •   Do NOT share combs, brushes, or towels

  •   Check your child’s head on a weekly basis for lice

    Our goal is to partner with each parent to enure health and safety of all students while at school. Please do not hesitate to contact the school nurse with questions or concerns.

    We are looking forward to a great 2018-2019 school year!

    Jackson County School Nurses

Keeping Kids Healthy Is A Jump Start To A Healthy School Year!!! 

School Immunization Requirements for 7th and 12th Graders

(VFC) program. Parents should contact their local health department or their child's physician for more information on this program.

Students over the age of 19 who are uninsured may contact the local health department for vaccinations.
For information on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases, visit:


An automated external defibrillator is a device the size of a laptop computer, employed to reinstate a normal heart rate following a sudden heart arrest. The AED is a portable, automatic device that is applied to the patient's chest in order to analyze the heart rate and determine if a shock is necessary to re-establish the normal heart beat of the patient. When administrating a shock to the patient, the heart stops completely and gets the chance of going back to its normal rate. If this state is achieved, the heart has been defibrillated.

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