School Nurse


Barb Ratliff, RN
[email protected]


Just a few reminders before school ends….

Please pick up your child’s medications at the end of the school year.  Any medication not picked up by May 27 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 upcoming school year.

Check your child's Tuesday folder on May 17th.  The clinic is sending home care plans needed for the 2022-2023 school year.   Plan to bring the completed forms to the school by July 15th to help us have a smooth start to the upcoming school year.


Health Requirements for School Enrollment

The Code Of Virginia requires that ALL students enrolling in school provide proof of meeting the required school health entry requirements  before starting. Documentation that school health entry requirements have been met MUST be provided before your child can start school.

Immunization Requirements:
  • A second dose of varicella vaccine (chicken pox) is required before entering kindergarten.
  • A second dose of mumps vaccine is required before entering kindergarten.
  • Four doses of polio vaccine are required, with one dose being administered after the 4th birthday. (kindergarten- 12th)
  • Four doses of DTaP vaccine are required, with one dose being administered after the 4th birthday. (kindergarten- 12th)
  • 2 doses of hepatitis A, the first dose should be administered at age 12 months or older.
Physical Requirements :
  • Every student is required to have a Virginia School Health Physical performed within 12 months of school entry.
  • A child that attended preschool and has a Virginia School Health Physical that was done within 12 months of school starting may be allowed to use that physical. If it is older than 12 months (August- August) a new physical is required.
  •  It is vital that you call your child's doctor or health department to make an appointment as soon as possible to ensure your child has an up to date physical and is appropriately immunized for the school year. 


handwashing superpower

Hand washing videos for children:
Grades K - 2:

Grades 3 and 4:

If you are called by the clinic to come pick up your student please make prompt arrangements to do so- in less than one hour. Please keep all emergency contact information up to date.




Please refer to the BCPS information sheet on eating disorders recommended for parents of student grades 5-12:

Eating disorders parent info. sheet



Please see that attached letter from the VA Department of Health regarding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series:

HPV letter - English

Spanish version:
HPV letter - Spanish




BCPS uses SchoolCare as an electronic medical record that allows parents to be notified through email when their child visits the health clinic while at school.  It also is a means for parents to provide us with accurate medical information. All information is stored securely and is HIPAA and FERPA compliant. You will receive an email directly from SchoolCare with a personalized link to establish your child's record electronically.  Please take time to complete your child's SchoolCare enrollment. If you have signed up in the past, you will need to go into the website and update, even if there are no changes. 

[email protected] or contact me at the school at (540)890-2174.

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