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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


Tdap Vaccine Update

·    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 July 15, 2020.  
-If there is no documentation of this vaccine, your student will NOT receive their class schedule. 

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.

If your child had a care plan or received medication at SRMS last year, paper work was sent home with him or her the last week of school. Please ask your child for this important form.

*Students should not call or text parent/guardian to come get them. If the student is not feeling well, the student needs to ask their teacher for permission to come to the clinic and see the nurse. 

Screenings 
Vision/Hearing/Scoliosis screenings will be completed on all 7th 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. The opt-out note needs to be turned in to the nurse at least a week prior to the screenings. Parents will be notified if a concern is found. 
*Health Screening letters have been mailed out. If there was a concern found with your student's hearing, vision or scoliosis screening, you should have received a letter in the mail. Please let me know if you did not receive. Please return this paperwork in promptly. Thank you for your assistance. 
*We have sent out letters and attempted to call parents regarding screenings. Please return the forms after your provider has signed them.

Encourage your child to EAT BREAKFAST, DRINK WATER, WASH HANDS, 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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