District Health Coordinator

District Health Office

For questions regarding student health services, please contact Stacie Wethington at 859.331.1220 x6705 or stacie.wethington@beechwood.kyschools.us

 

Health Office Staff

Stacie Wethington, RN
School Nurse/District Health Coordinator
stacie.wethington@beechwood.kyschools.us

 

Cherie Brielmaier
Health Assistant
cherie.brielmaier@beechwood.kyschools.us

Contact
859-331-1220  ext. 6705
859-426-3743


KY REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY

The state of Kentucky requires that all students complete the following exams upon school entrance.

  1. Kentucky Immunization Law (KRS 158.035) requires a valid up-to-date Kentucky Immunization Certificate prior to entering school.  By law we can only accept Kentucky Immunization Certificates.
    1. All students must have the 2-dose series of Hepatitis A (age: 12 months through 18 years)
    2. If your child is entering the sixth grade, they are required to have a tetanus booster (Tdap) and a Meningococcal vaccine.
    3. If your child is 16 years of age a booster dose of Meningoccal vaccine is required.
  2. Kentucky Law requires each student to have a medical examination* within one year prior to initial entry and before entering the sixth grade.

*The KHSAA sports physical is NOT the same as the Kentucky Preventative Health Care Exam form (if your child plays a sport, they will need BOTH forms).

  1. Kentucky Law requires that all children ages 3, 4, 5, or 6 years enrolled in public school must have an eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. 
  2. Kentucky Law requires that all children ages 5 and 6 enrolled in a public school must have a dental exam prior to entering kindergarten.

 

In order to be compliant, please obtain and submit the required form/s prior to school start.  Failure to do so may result in your child’s exclusion from school until the necessary documentation has been received.

 

Required forms by grade level/age

Preschool

Type

Age/Grade

School Documentation/Form

Physical exam

3, 4, or 5y

KY PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE EXAMINATION FORM

Vision exam

3, 4, 5 or 6y

KY EYE EXAMINATION FORM

Immunization Certificate

varies

KY IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE

 

Kindergarten

Physical exam

3, 4, or 5y

KY PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE EXAMINATION FORM

Vision exam

3, 4, 5 or 6y

KY EYE EXAMINATION FORM

Dental exam/screening

5 or 6y

KY DENTAL SCREENING/EXAMINATION FORM

Immunization Certificate

varies

KY IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE

 

6th grade

Physical exam

6th grade

KY PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE EXAMINATION FORM

Immunization Certificate

6th grade

KY IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE Tdap & Meningococcal vaccine due

 

16 years of age

 

 

Immunization Certificate

16y

KY IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE Meningococcal vaccine due at 16y

 

HEALTH CONDITIONS

If your child has a health condition and/or requires daily or emergency medications at school, please complete the required paperwork as indicated below:

Required Health Plans/Paperwork

Health Condition

Form/s Required

Allergy

ALLERGY PARENT LETTER

ALLERGY INDIVIDUALIZED HEALTH PLAN

ALLERGY EMERGENCY CARE PLAN English                                                              

ALLERGY EMERGENCY CARE PLAN Spanish

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION FORM

Asthma

ASTHMA ACTION PLAN English

ASTHMA ACTION PLAN Spanish

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION FORM

Seizure

SEIZURE ACTION PLAN

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION FORM

Diabetes

DIABETES MANAGEMENT PLAN Basal Bolus Injection Therapy

DIABETES MANAGEMENT PLAN Insulin Pump Therapy

Any condition requiring medication at school or on a field trip

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION FORM

  • Prescription Medication: Form must be completed/signed by the doctor AND parent
  • Over the Counter Medications: Form must be completed/signed by the parent only