School Health

Montgomery County Public Schools recognizes that a student’s health is directly related to his or her ability to learn. In order to keep our children healthy, safe, and ready to learn, every student has access all day, every day to a school nurse. Each school nurse works closely with students, parents, staff and community resources to help keep students healthy and in the classroom, where learning takes place, and to meet their specific healthcare needs. Our nurses serve as the link between health care and education by addressing the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students to support their learning success.

You can't educate a child who isn't healthy, 
and you can't keep a child healthy who isn't educated. 

~Joycelyn Elders

FALL SCREENINGS Each year Montgomery County Public Schools performs health screenings of students based on Virginia School Health Guidelines and the Code of Virginia. The following grades will have screenings conducted during the month of September: KG, 3, 7, 10 and every student entering Virginia public schools for the first time, unless opted out by the parent/guardian. For more information about these screenings including the schedule by school, please use the following links:

Fall Screenings Information
Información sobre la Prueba de Detección de la Salud

FLU CLINICS Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will again be offering flu vaccines for students this fall. Your child will have the opportunity to receive the influenza vaccine during the month of October. See below for a schedule by school. For more information, please follow the Flu Clinic link.

October 1:   Christiansburg High
   Auburn Middle
   Belview Elementary
October 7:   Price's Fork Elementary
   Falling Branch Elementary
October 9:   Auburn High Auburn Elementary
   Christiansburg Middle
October 10: Margaret Beeks Elementary
   EastMont Elementary, Christiansburg
October 17: Blacksburg High
   Montgomery Central
October 18: Kipps Elementary
   Harding Avenue Elementary
   Gilbert Linkous Elementary
   Christiansburg Primary
October 28: EastMont High
   Shawsville Middle
October 29: Blacksburg Middle


Parents/guardians can find information on the following subjects by clicking the associated links:

Student Health Information Form (Only for those unable to do online registration)
Formulario de Ingreso de Salud Escolar

Guidelines for Keeping a Sick Child at Home
Directrices Sobre Cuando Mantener a un Niño Enfermo en Casa

What to Do if Your Child Comes Home with Head Lice
Head Lice Elimination Checklist
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Notice 
el Virus de Papiloma Humano (VPH)




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