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Welcome to the Staunton River Middle School Clinic! 
If you have any questions or concerns related to the health needs of your child, do not hesitate to contact the clinic at 540-297-4152, or email alisha.wood@bedford.k12.va.us. 
Office hours are 8:30-4:00


 
COVID 19 Preventions 
HAND WASHING:
Regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol and rub hands together vigorously.
FACE COVERINGS:
Please wear face covering when you are within 6 feet of others, make sure it is clean and that you are wearing it correctly. It should fit snug and cover the mouth and nose. 


Tdap Vaccine for Rising 7th Graders

·    The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation effective July 1,2019 that changes the grade in which students are evaluated for receipt of the Tdap vaccine from 6th to 7th grade. If your child received the Tdap vaccine prior to entering 7th grade there is no further requirement.
-If your child has not received a Tdap vaccine prior to the start of 7th grade, then it will be required before starting 7th grade. 
-If your child has NOT had this booster vaccine, you must provide the proper documentation prior to the start of the 2020-2021 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 the immunization report dated and signed by August 28th, 2020.  
-If there is no documentation of this vaccine, your student will NOT receive their teacher or virtual remote access. 

Clinic Information
All paperwork for medication administration, care plans, emergency cards, etc. are valid for only the current school year.  New forms must be filled out each school year & returned to the school office or clinic. Click on the Medical Forms tab on the left to download needed forms to fill out. If your child has a medical condition, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the clinic and obtain the required paperwork.  It is extremely important that we have medical procedures/guidelines documented for your child in order to meet their health care needs.

Please call to schedule a meeting time with nurse to drop off any medication and paperwork. It is strongly recommended to take any daily medications at home if possible. This is for the health and safety of all students as it will assist in limiting any clinic activity, extra travel in the hallways and student contact. 

PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL

The link in the column to the left has some great up date info from the CDC. Here are direct links for more information from the CDC and VDH. 

Virginia Department of Health
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Due to COVID-19 and recommendations from the CDC, if your child has asthma he/she will need to use their inhaler with a spacer in the clinic to maintain a healthy and safe environment in the classroom.

Parents need to make prompt arrangements to pick up their child, if/when they are notified the child is ill. This should be done in less than 1 hour, please keep your emergency contacts current. 

Screenings 
Vision and hearing screenings will be completed on all 5th graders and any new students transferring from out-of-state schools, private schools or those who have been home schooled. If you would like to opt-out of the screenings, please send a signed note to the SRMS clinic stating this request by September 25th. Notes after this date will not be accepted.  Parents will be notified if a concern is found. 


Encourage your child to EAT BREAKFAST, DRINK WATER, WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY, WEAR A MASK, BE ACTIVE AND MAKE GOOD CHOICES! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful school year! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the clinic during school hours.

Stay healthy and happy - remember to wash those hands!

Alisha Wood, BSN, RN
SRMS School Nurse

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