School Nurse

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Barb Ratliff
bratliff@bedford.k12.va.us
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HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!

Please pick up your child’s medications at the end of the school year.  Any medication not picked up by May 26, 2017 will be discarded!!!  If your child will need any medications for the next school year, please pick up the forms that are required from the clinic before the end of this school year.

Parents that have a child with a medical concern, such as asthma, diabetes, seizure disorder, food or bee sting allergy, etc. need to come to the clinic to discuss your child’s health needs.  It is important that you fill out the required paperwork so we can assist your child with any medical needs that may arise during the school year.


 **** Important Announcement****

Dear Parents of Rising 6th Grade Students:

 

The 2006 Virginia General Assembly enacted a law which requires all 6th grade students to have tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster immunization prior to school entry.  If your child is under the age of 11 at the time of entering sixth grade, your physician may opt to give you a temporary medical exemption until your child turns 11. Each parent must provide the proper documentation prior to the start of the school year for this immunization. Phone calls or notes from parents are not acceptable forms of meeting this requirement.   Please meet this requirement by providing the school with one of the following:

 

  1. Proof of having the booster vaccine.
  2. A notarized religious exemption form with a raised seal or registration number.
  3. Medical exemption form signed by your physician indicating temporary or permanent exemption.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) Parent Information-May, 2017
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/11/2016/04/HPVLetterEducFlyer.pdf

Important items as we move forward in the year:  If your child has an allergy that requires an Epi-pen or has asthma, seizures, diabetes, or any other medical condition potentially requiring treatment at school, please return the health care plan from your physician AND any medication to the clinic.  This is very important and could greatly impact your child's health and safety should they need them at school.

I look forward to helping your children have a safe and healthy 2016-2017 school year.

 

Barb Ratliff, RN

 

**See Healthy Tip of the Month page about summer safety tips**