School Health Services Department

The School Health Services Department provides coordinated school-based nursing services to ensure quality individualized health services. Our goal is to facilitate daily school attendance and enhance academic achievement, guiding students toward a healthy future. We work closely with individualized schools, families and the community in keeping children healthy. 

Guiding Students Toward A Healthy Future

If your child becomes ill or has an emergency, it is important that we be able to reach you. Please make sure that you complete the Skyward enrollment that includes the medical consents yearly. And ensure the school has an accurate telephone number(s) listed for you. This will enable the school to contact you in the event that your child needs you during the school day. Please remember to send new work telephone numbers to school if you change jobs and update cell phone numbers that change.

 

 

 

 

 

Becky Little Director of Health Services

Becky Little
Director of Health Services

423-272-7629  Ext:2002
Email : becky.little@hck12.net

Frequently Asked Questions

Medication

1.  Can my child take medications while at school?

Medications will be given at school only when the student's health requires that they be given during school hours.

Prescription medications that are given during school hours require a Physician's signature. A "Permission for Medication" form will need to be completed and on file.

Over-the-Counter (Non-Prescription) medications brought from home also require a "Permission for Medication" form to be completed and on file.

The School Clinic provides a limited variety of over-the-counter medications and first aid supplies. The Health Information section on Skyward should be updated at the beginning of every school year. 

2.  Can my child carry their own medications to school?

Students should not carry their own medications to and from school. A parent is responsible for bringing medications to the school and back home themselves. Students who are found to carry medications are subject to disciplinary action.  This includes prescription and non prescription medications.

An exception to this is inhalers and Epi-Pens. Physician and Parent approval are required to carry an inhaler or Epi-Pen. Also, a "Self Possession" form must be signed by the parent, and on file, for a student to carry their inhaler or Epi-Pen.

All medications must be brought in by the parent in the original container with the prescription label attached that contains the child's name, medication name and dosage. Over-the-counter medicines must be brought in by the parent in the original, unopened package.

Diabetic students are allowed to carry their diabetic supplies (Glucose tabs, insulin, monitors, etc).

 

When should my child stay home from school?

1.  When should my child stay home from school?

  • Fever: Temperature of 100° or higher. Your child needs to be fever free (without fever-reducing medication) for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Pink Eye: If antibiotics are prescribed, your child must receive 24 hours of antibiotics and/or doctor approval before returning to school.
  • Strep Throat: If the doctor diagnoses strep throat, your child must remain home for 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has begun.
  • Prescribed Antibiotics: If any antibiotic treatment is needed, your child should remain home for the first 24 hours of medication.
  • Rashes: A sudden appearance of a rash over any part of the body with an unknown cause accompanied by other symptoms should be evaluated by a doctor.
  • Scabies: Children may not return to school until they have been treated by a doctor. 
  • Diarrhea: Stay home from school until symptoms resolve.



 

Our School Nurses

Debbie Alder, RN

Debbie Alder, RN
Cherokee High

Lisa Bledsoe, LPN

Lisa Bledsoe, LPN
Joseph Rogers Primary

Rebecca Chandler, LPN

Rebecca Chandler, LPN
Surgoinsville Elementary

Heather Christian, RN

Heather Christian, RN
Church Hill Middle

Michelle Crowder, RN

Michelle Crowder, RN
Volunteer High

Regina Hagood, LPN

Regina Hagood, LPN
Clinch

Amanda Hickernell, LPN

Amanda Hickernell, LPN
Surgoinsville Middle

Dakota

Dakota Elkins, RN
Mt. Carmel Elementary

Tina Mellons LPN

Tina Mellons LPN
Carter's Valley Elem.

AdraAnn Miley LPN

AdraAnn Miley LPN
St. Clair Elementary
Mooresburg Elementary

Kristen Morgan, LPN

Kristen Morgan, LPN
Hawkins Elementary

Lacey

Lacey Richards, LPN
Bulls Gap

Melita Ringley RN

Melita Ringley RN
Rogersville Middle School

Amy Williams, LPN

Amy Williams, LPN
Church Hill Elementary

Virginia Winstead LPN

Virginia Winstead LPN
Church Hill Intermediate

Sheleena Cook

Sheleena Cook
Health Assistant
Mooresburg Elementary

Misty Mallory

Misty Mallory
Health Assistant
St. Clair Elementary

Contact

Becky Little
Director of Health Services
Becky Little Director of Health Services

423-272-7629  Ext:2002
Email : becky.little@hck12.net

Amy Lipe
Health Educator
Amy Lipe Health Educator

423-272-7629  Ext:2015
Email : amy.lipe@hck12.net

Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Healthy Children: Information For Parents

Kids Health

For Parents: Knowledge, advice, and comfort.
For Kids: Homework help and how the body works.
For Teens: Answers, advice and straight talk.
For Educators: Health in the Classroom.

New Website for Families: Kidcentral TN

This new website provides information on health, education, development and support to Tennessee families, as well as a searchable State Services Directory. Families will also be able to create their own private profiles on this site, which will allow them to receive information that matters to the specific needs of their families.

TN Department of Health