Student Health

Suffolk Public Schools Health Services staff believes that good health is necessary in order for learning to occur. The staff recognizes that parents have the primary responsibility for the health of their children and cooperates with families and community resources to continually monitor each child's health status. The health services program relates to the student's physical, emotional, mental and social health needs.

Health Services Program:

  • Health Assessment

  • Vision and Hearing Screening

  • Scoliosis Education

  • Emergency Care of Sick and Injured Students and School Personnel

  • Health Counseling

  • Health Education

  • Child Study

  • Eligibility/Special Education Services

  • Communicable Disease Control

  • Case Management of Students with Chronic Health Conditions

  • Administer Medication

  • Perform Specialized Procedures

  • Staff Wellness

For minimum immunization requirements for entry into school and daycare, please consult the Virginia Department of Health website

Immunization Requirement Updates - July 2021

To align with current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, the 2020 General Assembly passed House Bill 1090 which amends the minimum vaccination requirements for attendance at a public or private elementary, middle or secondary school, child care centers, nursery schools, family home day care, or developmental center.
 
This legislation becomes effective July 1, 2021, and amends the Code of Virginia § 32.1-46.A.4 to require:  
  • Two doses of properly spaced human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (for males and females). The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the seventh grade.
  • Two or three properly spaced doses of rotavirus vaccine, depending on the manufacturer, for children up to eight months of age.
  • Two properly spaced doses of hepatitis A vaccine (HAV). The first dose shall be administered at age 12 months or older.
  • Two properly spaced doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). The first dose shall be administered prior to entry to the seventh grade. The second dose shall be administered prior to entry to the twelfth grade.  
To assist schools with this effort, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has created a list of frequently asked questions to address any concerns parents or school staff may have. 

Letter to Parents Regarding Immunization Requirement Changes July 2021 

For more information on the new vaccine requirements, please see the document below.


Supplemental Guidance for School Required Vaccines FAQs for Parents (English) (PDF)
Supplemental Guidance for School Required Vaccines FAQs for Parents (Spanish) (PDF)


FORMS:

School Entrance Health Form

School Entrance Health Form (Spanish)

Medication Permission Form

Asthma Action Plan

Life Threatening Allergy Management Plan



Snack Guidelines (Guidelines set in 2007 still current)

Wellness Policy