Health Services

Nurse Contacts

Kim Martin (Lead Nurse)
kim.martin@opelikaschools.org
Cell phone: 334-728-0242
Opelika Middle School

Dale Harris
dale.harris@opelikaschools.org
cell phone: 334-787-0033
Opelika High School
Opelika Learning Center

Tamika Foreman
tamika.foreman@opelikaschools.org
cell phone: 334-748-3385
Carver Primary School

Phyllis Harris
phyllis.harris@opelikaschools.org
Cell phone: 334-524-9719
Southview Primary School

LaJoye Evans
lajoye.evans@opelikaschools.org
Cell Phone: 334-744-0728
Morris Avenue Intermediate
West Forest Intermediate

Shirley Yountz
shirley.yountz@opelikaschools.org
Cell phone: 334-748-0272
Northside Intermediate
Jeter Primary

Please see our education flyer section for additional information regarding Backpack Safety, Flu and Flu vaccine recommendations, and Meningococcal Meningitis vaccination recommendations.

Immunization Records

All students entering public or private school in Alabama are required to present an up to date Alabama Certificate of Immunization, an Alabama Certificate of Religious Exemption, or an Alabama Certificate of Medical Exemption before attending school at any grade level. You may be directed to see your Physician or County Health Department to have your child added to the State of Alabama Immprint system. The Alabama Certificate of Immunization must contain all the dates of all vaccines given.

Student's preschool-aged through twelfth grade will be required to have documentation of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccination or immunity.

Documentation of Tdap vaccination will be required for Alabama students ages 11 or older entering sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grade.
http://www.adph.org/immunization

Guidelines for When to Keep Your Child at Home

All children get sick some time or another during their school years. As a parent we want our children not to miss any more school than necessary so "How sick is TOO SICK for school"? Below are the guidelines that we suggest are the times to keep your child home.

Read more: Guidelines for When to Keep Your Child at Home

Flu Recommendations
http://opelikaschools.org/ourpages/auto/2017/8/22/37479429/Flu%20Flyer.pdf

During cold and flu season, to prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. Students, faculty and staff should stringently follow sanitary measures to reduce the spread of influenza, including covering their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or coughing or sneezing into their sleeve if a tissue isn't available), frequently washing hands with soap and water, or using hand sanitizer if hand washing with soap and water is not possible.

The symptoms of flu can include:

  • Fever (although not everyone with flu has a fever)

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Body aches

  • Headache

  • Chills

  • Tiredness

  • Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting

Most importantly, if you suspect that your child or a member of your family has the flu please consult your physician and seek medical attention as directed.

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