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Health Services

Welcome to Health Services

Mayfield City Schools Student Health Services provide assistance to students with health issues that impact their participation in the education program.  The team is available at each of our school buildings.

Please scroll down through the items below for information on current health topics.  Over on the right side are links to downloadable forms and flyers. 

When To Keep Your Child Home

To help prevent the spread of communicable disease in our schools, it is important that all parent/guardians adhere to the following guidelines: 

PROMOTE HANDWASHING in your family. It is the single best way to prevent the spread of disease. 

Keep your child home if any of the following should occur: 
o Vomiting within the previous 24 hours – even if they are “feeling better” 
o Diarrhea within the previous 24 hours – even if they are “feeling better” 
o Temperature of 100° or higher within the previous 24 hours (do not administer medication to reduce/prevent fever and send the child to school)
o Awaiting 24-hour throat culture for “strep” – regardless of a negative rapid test 
o Positive rapid “strep” test or throat culture (the student may return to school 24 hours after first dose of antibiotics) 
o Any symptoms of a new illness such as a persistent cough, runny nose with body aches, severe ear pain, oozing rash or rash of unknown cause 
o Conjunctivitis – red, itching, draining eye/s – requires a physician note or 24 hours of antibiotic therapy and no longer draining 
o Lice or nits in the hair 

Your child should look and feel back-to-normal for 24 hours before returning to school. WHY??? 
o To protect your child from exposure to more infection before he is able to build resistance. 
o To protect other children and school staff from communicable diseases that your child may transmit.

If you work during the day, please make plans in advance for who will care for your child if he/she is sick and needs to stay home or who will pick him up should he become ill while at school. 

Thank you from all the Mayfield staff for respecting the above guidelines so we can minimize contagious illnesses in our schools!

How can Health Services help parents?

 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, 9 and 11th grades.  
  • Hearing screening is done on students in Preschool, KG, 1, 3, 5, 9 and 11th grades.
  • Lice screenings are done on close contacts of a student who has been identified as having this condition.

Immunization Requirements for School Attendance K-12

Here is the Ohio Immunization Summary for School attendance, 2023+Ohio+Immunization+Summary+for+School+Attendance_final+approved.pdf 

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).  

FOR SENIORS:  All students entering the 12th grade are required to have two doses of Meningococcal vaccine.  If a student receives their first dose after their 16th birthday, no further doses are required.

Click on this link for more information on this deadly disease and the vaccine that can prevent it. Meningococcal Vaccine and Disease Q & A

Your healthcare provider can administer these vaccines, you can contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Health at 216-201-2041 for an appointment at one of their clinics, or you can check with your local pharmacy for a location that gives vaccines. 
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 Office.


Information Concerning Injuries:

If your child experiences an injury that requires restrictions or accommodations, please provide documentation from the doctor to your school’s clinic.  If the note does not have an end date for restrictions, then documentation is needed stating that your child can resume normal activity.

Mental Wellness Hotlines

Coronavirus Information

As a result of the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayfield City Schools top priority is to maintain the health and safety of our students, staff and community. We have gathered information on this page about the coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as communication updates from the Mayfield City Schools and links to local, state, and national resources.

The Mayfield City School District is monitoring the situation closely and is taking direction from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ohio Department of Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

The Ohio Department of Health has established a Call Center, staffed by licensed nurses and infectious disease experts to answer questions regarding coronavirus every day, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Conronavirus Information Webpage 

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine.  About 2-3% of the population have this condition.  The most common type of scoliosis is called idiopathic, which means there is no known cause but it is known to run in families and so there is some genetic component.  Beginning around ages 8 or 9, your pediatrician will examine your child at the yearly well visit for a difference in shoulder height, uneven waistline, or prominence on one side of their back.  They will be asked to do the "forward bend test" by bending down to touch their toes while the doctor is looking for any twisting of the spine.  If an abnormality is detected, your child will be referred to a pediatric orthopaedic specialists.  This specialist will examine your child and x-rays will be done.  A degree of curvature will be calculated.  The specialist will see your child about every 6 months and the degree of curvature will be re-calculated to determine if it is worsening.   In many cases, it does not progress and nothing more needs to be done. Less often, the curvature may progress, requiring bracing and possibly surgery but these cases are not common.
If you have any questions about scoliosis, please contact the Wellness Center at 440-995-7600.  
For further information on scoliosis, please click here
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