Health Services

Welcome to Health Services

Health Services are managed by Carol Inniss, BSN, RN, who is a certified school nurse with many years of experience in nursing, pediatrics and school health. Our school clinics are staffed through the school day by healthcare paraprofessionals. Our goal is to assist students with health issues that impact their participation in the education program.
Please scroll down through the items below for information on currrent health topics.  Over on the right side are links to downloadable forms and flyers. 
Carol Inniss, BSN, RN, School Nurse

Immunization Requirements for the 2017-18 school year.

FOR 7TH GRADERS:  All students entering 7th grade are required to have one dose of Meningococcal vaccine and one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) prior to the start of the school year in August 2017. 

FOR SENIORS:  In addition, all students entering the 12th grade are required to have two doses of Meningococcal vaccine prior to the start of the school year in August 2017.  If a student received their first dose after their 16th birthday, then just one dose is required.

Your healthcare provider can administer these vaccines or you can contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Health at 216-201-2041 for an appointment at one of their clinics. 
Click on this link for more information on this deadly disease and the vaccine that can prevent it.  .Meningococcal Vaccine and Disease Q & A 
If your child has already had these vaccines, please provide an updated vaccine record to the school either by fax, scan or sending in a copy with your student to drop off at the Clinic. 
Please contact Mrs. Inniss, RN, School Nurse for any questions at [email protected]

Summer Camp Opportunity for students with Type 1 Diabetes

Camp Ho Mita Koda is a camp for children with diabetes in Newbury, OH that has been operating for 87 years – the oldest camp of its kind in the nation. A new non-profit, the Camp Ho Mita Koda Foundation, intends to continue to offer the high quality programming, around the clock medical care, and amazing summer experience historically provided at Camp Ho Mita Koda. It will offer two separate weeks of camp in 2017, from July 9-14 and July 16-21, as well as day camp July 16-18.  Children ages 8-15 are welcome to overnight camp and younger children to day camp. The goal is to offer camp at a similar cost to past years, and to continue to provide scholarships, to allow as many children as possible to participate. 
If your student with diabetes would like to attend Camp Ho Mita Koda, please text the following information to 330-591-4422:
    • Name of child
   • Age of child
   • Name of parent
   • Email address
   • Type of session (3-day camp or overnight)

Please note: If they texted their information to this number in the last 30 days, their spot is being held and there is no need to text again. Someone will be contacting them to begin the registration process.

To learn more, go to

Melissa Stankus
Camp Ho Mita Koda Foundation

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports Mumps outbreak.

As of November 5, 2016, 45 states and the District of Columbia in the U.S. reported mumps infections in 2,879 people to CDC. Six states have reported more than 100 cases this year: Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma.

College campuses are often the site of outbreaks because students live and socialize closely together.  These students will soon be returning to their family homes for Winter Break and could spread mumps to their home communities also. 

Click on this link for more information on mumps, the outbreak and the importance of vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella diseases.
Contact your healthcare provider or the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for immunizations if you or your child are not properly immunized against Mumps.

Flu Shots can protect you and everyone around you!

 New Flu Information for 2016-2017

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu, including older people, very young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications.

Call your healthcare provider, go to a retail pharmacy, or contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to get a flu vaccine. 
When will flu activity begin and when will it peak?

The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary in different parts of the country and from season to season. Seasonal flu viruses can be detected year-round, however, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and March.

What should I do to protect myself from flu this season?

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.

In addition to getting a seasonal flu vaccine, you can take everyday preventive actions like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others. In addition, there are prescription medications called antiviral drugs that can be used to treat influenza illness. 

Information on Head Lice

Click on these links below for videos that provide helpful information if your child has been exposed to head lice.
This link will provide an information sheet with the latest information on head lice.

When Filling Your Child's Prescriptions for School

When filling prescriptions that will be given at home and school, please ask the Pharmacist each month for a labeled prescription bottle for home and one for school.

How can Health Services help parents?

When Students are Ill   Please click on this link if you are not sure if your child should attend school due to possible illness.
Health Screenings:  Health Services provides the following screenings.  If your child does not pass the screening, a referral letter will be sent to you. 
  • Distance Visual Acuity is done on students in Preschool, KG, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9th grades.
  • Hearing screening is done on students in Preschool, KG, 1, 3, 5, 9 and 11th grades.
  • Posture screening is done on all 7th grade students.
  • Lice screenings are done on close contacts of a student who has been identified as having this condition.

Students with Asthma

Physician's Statement of Exam

OHSAA forms for Athletic Participation

Allergy Information

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