Student Health

The mission of Suffolk Public Schools Health Services Program is to enhance the ability of children to learn and to achieve their fullest potential by promoting health literacy, and by improving health knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviors.

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

Immunizations Required by Virginia Law

  • 4 DTP or DTaP - at least one dose after 4th birthday
  • 4 Polio - at least one dose after 4th birthday
  • 2 Measles - 1st dose on/after 12 months of age; 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten
  • 2 Mumps - 1st on/after 12 months of age; 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten
  • 1 Rubella - on/after 12 months of age
  • Note: Measles, Mumps, Rubella requirements are also met with 2 MMR - 1st dose on/after 12 months of age; 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten
  • 3 Hep B - (2 doses if Merck adult formulation given between 11 - 15 years of age)
  • 2 Varicella - to susceptible children born on/after January 1, 1997; 1st dose on/after 12 months of age; 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten

Additional Immunizations Required by Virginia Law for Entry into Secondary Schools:

  • Tdap - Booster shots required for entry beginning in 6th grade


FORMS:


School Entrance Form

Medication Permission Form

Asthma Action Plan

Life Threatening Allergy Management Plan



Snack Guidelines

(Guidelines set in 2007 still current)

Wellness Policy

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