Nurse and Health Information
nurse

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.

Measles

Measles

In 2014 the United States had an outbreak of measles (also called rubeola, red measles, 10 day measles).This outbreak started in California and spread to 14 states.

Measles is one of the most contagious diseases. The virus can spread through the air or by direct contact with the nose or throat discharges from an infected person. This virus can remain in the air for up to 2 hours.

The incubation period is 7-14 days. Prior to breaking out in a rash, most people develop a fever in the 102-105 range, followed by a cough, runny nose, and inflammation of the eyes. The rash lasts 5 to 6 days and starts at the hairline, head and neck and then spreads downward and outward.

Persons born during or after 1957 who cannot document having been vaccinated or having laboratory confirmed measles immunity should receive at least 1 dose of MMR.

The measles vaccine is very safe and has a 97% effective rate.

For more information about measles:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html.