Dental and physical examinations for 2nd, 7th, and 12th grade students.

West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2423: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention requires that students starting 2nd, 7th grade, and 12th grade provide proof of a dental and physical examination.

These examinations are in addition to the immunization requirements already in place for 7th and 12th grade students. Call the lead school nurse, Paula McCoy, at 304-647-6457 with any questions.

Counseling Services Available for Students

Through arrangements with Rainelle Medical Center and Seneca Health Services professional counseling services can be provided to our elementary students at their school (with parental permission). Medicaid, private insurance, and CHIPS are billed for such services. Please contact your school principal, or the lead school nurse, Paula McCoy at 304-647-6457 if you are interested in these services.

Instruction on HIV/Aids and sexually transmitted diseases

As required by WV code and WV Board of Education Policy, students receive instruction on the principle modes by which communicable diseases, including, but not limited to, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are prevented, spread and transmitted. WV code (§18-2-9) also reads” An opportunity shall be afforded to the parent or guardian of a child subject to instruction in the prevention, transmission and spread of HIV/aids and other sexually transmitted diseases to examine the course curriculum requirements and materials to be used in such instruction. The parent or guardian may exempt such child from participation in such instruction by giving notice to that effect in writing to the school principal.”