Health Services

Nurse Contacts

LaJoye Evans (lead nurse)

 [email protected]

Cell Phone: 334-744-0728
West Forest Intermediate


Phyllis Harris

[email protected]
Cell phone: 334-524-9719
Southview Primary School


Erin Bolton

[email protected]
Cell Phone: 334-728-7825 
Opelika Middle School


Shirley Yountz

[email protected]
Cell phone: 334-748-0272
Opelika Learning Center
Jeter Primary

Shalane Robertson

[email protected]
Cell phone: 334-734-2885

Morris Avenue Intermediate


Brigitte Huling

[email protected]
Cell phone: 334-734-9760
Northside Intermediate


Julia Faythe Pressley

[email protected]
Cell phone: 334-748-3385
Carver Primary


Jessica Bass

[email protected]
Cell phone: 334-524-5687
Opelika High


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.

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

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.


All OCS school nurses are trained to administer seizure disorder medications. Their names are as follows:

Julia Pressley (Carver Primary School)
Shirley Yountz (Jeter Primary School and Opelika Learning Center)
Phyllis Harris (Southview Primary School)
Shalane Joiner (Morris Avenue Intermediate School)
Brigitte Huling (Northside Intermediate School)
LaJoye Evans (West Forest Intermediate School)
Cynthia Bolton (Opelika Middle School)
Jessica Bass (Opelika High School)
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