Nurse and Health Information
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The nurse for HES is Anne Long. 
email- along1@bedford.k12.va.us


Click here to go to the VA Department of Health

School Entrance Health Form

Immunization Requirements

Medication Authorization Form

For the Oral Antihistamines Authorization Form,
please click on forms on the left sidebar.

  • Parents that have a child with any medical concerns, physical handicaps, asthma, diabetes, heart or seizure disorder, food or bee sting allergy, etc. need to meet with the school nurse to discuss your child’s health needs.  It is important that you fill out the required papers so we can assist your child with any medical needs that may arise during the school year.
  • Please encourage your child to eat breakfast at home or school everyday.
  • For the safety of everyone please do not send your child to school if they are sick.
  • A fever is 100 degrees or higher and students need to be fever free 24 hours before returning to school.
  • If your child is on medication please request a separate bottle from the pharmacy for the school clinic.  All medicine must be in the original container.
  • Please do not send medication to school by the child.  A parent or guardian needs to bring the medicine to school. This includes cough drops.
  • A physician’s authorization is required for all prescription medication. 
  • A parent or guardian signature is required before medication will be administered.
  • Medicine must be picked up at the end of the school year; any medicine not picked up will be discarded.
  • The Authorization to Administer Medication form is only good for one school year.
  • Any changes in medication dosage must have a physicians order.  Each medication requires its own medication form.
  • Non-prescription medication will be administered as instructed on the box, unless accompanied with a physicians order instructing to do differently.

Important ….Parents of Rising 6th Grade Students

The 2006 Virginia General Assembly enacted a law, which requires all 6th grade students to have tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster immunization prior to school entry. 

Each parent must provide the proper documentation prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year for this immunization.  Phone calls or notes from parents are not acceptable forms of meeting this requirement.  Please meet this requirement by providing one of the following to me, before May 26, 2017, or the middle school after this date:

Please provide:

  1. Proof of having the booster vaccine on doctor’s letterhead.
  2. A notarized religious exemption form with a raised seal or registration number.
  3. Medical exemption form signed by your physician indicating temporary or permanent exemption.

The school division has the right to exclude your child from school if this requirement is not met.  Teacher assignment or class schedules will not be mailed until this health information is shared with the school. 


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Welcome Summer !

Sun and Summer Heat

The most obvious hidden dangers in the summer simply have to do with the heat and can include:

  1. Heat stress and heat stroke:

    Keep kids well hydrated, take frequent breaks when playing outside, and watch for symptoms such as thirst, cramps, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and fever.  Never leave a child and let them play in a hot car.  

  2. Getting burned on metal slides or other hot playground equipment:

    Check the heat of playground equipment by feeling it with your hand before allowing children to play on it to prevent your child from getting burned. 

  3. Sunburns:

    If you love being outdoors, you will want to protect yourself.  Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater every time you venture outdoors.  Apply the product at least 30 minutes before going out.  Hats are more than a fashion statement since the brims are good protection from the sun.  Wearing a hat protects your eyes as well as the delicate skin on your face.  Sunglasses are also important.  Some contact lenses now provide UV protection, but sunglasses with a maximum UV protection are still recommended for eye protection. 

  4. Never leave a child unattended in a car:

Do not leave a child in a car, even for a few minutes, as a car can get hot quickly.  Be sure to always lock your car and secure your keys so that your kids cannot play in your car and get trapped inside.  

Important Information about the Zika Virus
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