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

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 

Immunization Requirements for the 2020-21 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).  

FOR SENIORS:  In addition, all students entering the 12th grade are required to have two doses of Meningococcal vaccine.  If a student received their first dose after their 16th birthday, then just one dose is 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
 
All other students are required to have immunizations according to the schedule in the column to the right. The CDC recommends that all vaccines be given at the appropriate time even in the midst of the pandemic.  It is even more important now that we maintain the health of our communities.
 
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.

Please contact Mrs. Inniss, RN, School Nurse, for any questions at cinniss@mayfieldschools.org
 
 
 

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, 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.
 
 

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 xrays 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 Mrs. Inniss, RN, School Nurse @ cinniss@mayfieldschools.org or call 440-995-6903.  
For further information on scoliosis, please click here

When Filling Your Child's Prescriptions for School

When supplying prescriptions to the school, we must have the medication in the bottle as it came from the pharmacy.  If you need to keep medication at home, please put the home supply in a separate bottle so that school can have the current prescription bottle.  These are rules stipulated in the law for medication in school.

Flu Season

The flu (influenza) season will be upon us in the next couple of months in our region and the country.  The best methods for prevention of the flu are to get a flu vaccine yearly, wash your hands well, keep your hands away from your face, stay home if you are ill, and avoid those who are ill.  Please click here for more information on flu (influenza).
In addition, the CDC is recommending that we stay current with well visits and vaccines, especially at this time.  Therefore, all vaccine requirements must be met to insure the safety of our student/family/community.  Read this information about this topic here.  Click here.
 
  

Information on Head Lice

Click on the links below for helpful information if your child has head lice or has been exposed to head lice.
 
Click here for a presentation on Head Lice.
 

Mental Wellness Hotlines

Allergy Information

Students with Asthma

If school staff need to give your child asthma medication
Description of steps to follow in assisting your student with asthma

Physician's Statement of Exam

A new form is required every 13 months for preschool attendance.
This is very helpful to provide information to school staff on your child's health.
This form was sent home if your child was not able to pass the vision screening in school and a suggestion has been made for followup with a vision professional.
Eye exam required for students receiving special education services.
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