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Jill Jeter, BBA, RN
Coordinator of Occupational and
Student Health Services
201 W Campbell Ave SW           
Roanoke, VA 24011  
Phone:  (540) 853-1430
Fax:      (540) 853-1238


Christina Clifton, RN, BSN, NCSN
Carilion School Nurse Manager
201 W Campbell Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone:  (540) 853-6323
Fax:      (540) 853-1238

Student Health Services is part of the Operations team, which reports to:


Chris Perkins
Chief Operations Officer
(540) 853.2382  |  [email protected]






Click here for information about upcoming immunization and vaccination clinics.

Click here for information about student health clinics.

Click here for information on what to do if you were potentially exposed to COVID-19.

 School Nurse Services

• Provide acute and emergency health care

• Assist in performing state-mandated Health Screenings

• Plan and/or implement in-school care for students with chronic or ongoing illnesses

• Administer or supervise medication administration

• Provide healthcare counseling and education

• Review student health records for compliance with state mandates

• Facilitate student access to health care providers

• Facilitate communication between school, parents, and health care providers and/or community resources

• Monitor health status and trends

• Control communicable disease

• Promote health and safety

Virginia Department of Health Requirements for School Enrollment

State laws require that children receive a comprehensive physical examination and be adequately immunized appropriate to the child's age before entering public kindergarten or elementary school. The physical examination must be completed no longer than one year before the child's entry into kindergarten or elementary school. Accommodations for meeting the immunization requirements may be made for students who are military dependents, homeless, or in foster care. The School Entrance Health Form and Certificate of Religious Exemption are available from your child's school or may be accessed at the Virginia Department of Health Web site.

ALERT:  State changes for Tdap immunization requirements for entry into seventh grade.

In April 2018, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) changed the minimum recommended age for the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) adolescent booster vaccine from 10 to 11 years. As a result, a routine adolescent booster dose of Tdap should not be administered to students younger than 11 years of age.

To align with current ACIP recommendations, the 2019 General Assembly passed HB 2215 that changes the grade in which students receive Tdap vaccine from sixth to seventh grade. Students who received a Tdap immunization at age ten will not need another Tdap vaccine to enter seventh grade. This legislation took effect July 1, 2019.

Immunization & Vaccination Clinics

Virginia law requires that all students entering 7th grade have the Tdap, Meningococcal, and HPV vaccines prior to the start of school year. Additionally, a new Virginia law now requires all students entering 12th grade to have at least one meningococcal immunization prior to the start of the school year.

Back to School Extravaganza August 20, 2022, 9AM-12PM at William Fleming High School

RCPS is hosting immunization clinic at the Back to School Extravaganza where students can receive these required immunizations free of charge.

The COVID-19 vaccine will also be offered to any RCPS student eligible to receive the vaccine during the Back to School Extravaganza. 

Student Health Clinics
Carilion Clinic Adolescent and Student Health Services is conveniently located in both high schools. This is a great benefit to parents and high school students who can save time by receiving services without ever leaving the school grounds.

Click here for information and hours for the Patrick Henry High School Teen Clinic. Phone (540)777-2481

Click here for information and hours for the William Fleming High School Teen Clinic. Phone (540)853-1368

Additionally, the LIFT Center at Fallon Park Elementary School is available for Fallon Park students. Click here for more information about the LIFT Center. Phone (540)855-3900

LIFT Center Summer Hours:
Monday: 8 to 10 a.m.
Tuesday: 8 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 to 10 a.m.

In addition, the LIFT Center will be available to William Fleming students from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the following days due to construction at the WFHS Teen Clinic:

Wednesday, June 22
Wednesday, June 29
Wednesday, July 13
Wednesday, July 20
Wednesday, July 27

Reasons a Child Needs to Stay Home from School

• Your child has a contagious illness such as strep throat, chickenpox, or the flu.

• You have been advised by your child's health care provider to keep your child home to recover from an illness/injury.

• Your child has a fever of 100ºF or higher in the last 24 hours - Children should be fever-free for 24 hours,  without taking fever-reducing medication, before returning to school.

• Your child is vomiting or has diarrhea.

• Your child has live head lice and has not completed treatment for head lice.

• Your child has red/pink eyes or has drainage from the eyes.

Medication Policy

RCPS encourages medication be administered at home, if possible. The first dose of any new medication should be given at home. When medication is needed during school hours, the following procedures must be followed:

• Prescription medication must be in the pharmacy-labeled container with the student's name and dosing instructions. There must be a completed Medication Permission Form with doctor's orders and written parent permission. If the medication is not in the pharmacy/manufacturer labeled container, the Medication Permission Form is incomplete, or there is a discrepancy, medication cannot be given.

• Over-the-counter medications must be in a sealed, original-labeled container. The parent must complete a Medication Permission Form with specific dosing instructions. For safety reasons, if your child needs OTC medications given outside the manufacturer's label directions, on a routine basis, or if your child takes prescription medication regularly, a doctor's order is needed for OTC medication.

• Due to the lack of safety standards for dietary, nutritional, or herbal supplements, those OTC products will be treated the same as a prescription medication.

• Medications are usually kept in the school office/clinic and should be brought to school by an adult, not the child.

• If your child has a health condition and needs to carry medication such as an inhaler, auto-injectable epinephrine, or if you have questions, please contact the school or school nurse for additional information.

• A Medication Permission Form is on this Web site under Forms link or may be obtained from your child's school.

Health Screenings

In accordance with state and local requirements, health screenings are performed at the following grade levels.

PK

K

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Initial Enrollment (NEW STUDENT)

Staff Responsible

Hearing

X

X

X

X

X (All)

Speech

Speech

X

X (PK-3)

Speech

Language

X

X (PK-3)

Speech

Voice

X

X (PK-3)

Speech

Fine and Gross Motor

X

X (K-3)

Fine Motor - Classroom Teacher

Gross Motor - PE Teacher

Vision

X

X

X

X

X (All)

Nurse

Color Vision      
X
                       
X (All)

Nurse
 

Height/ Weight

 X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X(All)

PE/ Nurse (New)

Scoliosis

X

X

X

X

X

X

X (5-10)

PE and Nurse(New)

Dental

X

X

X (PK, K, 3, 5)

Nurse

Important Links

 
FAMIS - Family Access to Medical Insurance Security
Virginia's affordable health insurance plan for children
https://www.coverva.org/en/famis
 
Health Requirements for School Entry and Certificate of Religious Exemption 
Virginia Department of Health information on immunization requirements for school and day care.  This site also has links to the School Entrance Health Form (physical examination) and the Certificate of Religious Exemption

https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/
Religious Exemption.pdf
Entrance Physical Form.pdf

Influenza
Centers for Disease Control
Key Facts about Flu and Flu Vaccine
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/influenza-flu-in-virginia/influenza-basics/ 
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/influenza-flu-in-virginia/influenza-vaccination-prevent-the-flu-with-vaccination/

MRSA Information
Personal Prevention of MRSA - Centers for Disease Control
https://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/community/index.html
 
Pediculosis (Head Lice)
Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheet
http://www.cdc.gov/lice/head/factsheet.html

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