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Student Health

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Below is information about student health including overall general health, flu information, and other health concerns you may have.

Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements (Kindergarten, 7th Grade)

All students entering public school in North Carolina are required to submit a current and up to date certificate of immunization within 30 days of school attendance.  Students who have NOT provided the immunization record to the school within 30 days will NOT be allowed to attend school until the immunization certificate is received.  Neither a transcript nor school data management immunization record is the official immunization certificate.  Parents are responsible for obtaining the immunization certificate and providing it to the school.  Records from previous schools will be requested as a courtesy to parents; however, the 30 day rule will still apply if records are not received within 30 days of the first day of school attendance.


Kindergarten Immunization Requirements (effective 7/1/2015)

  • 5 DTP/DTaP doses:  5th dose on or after 4th birthday.  If 4th dose is after the 4th birthday,      5th dose is not required. 

  • 4 Polio vaccine doses:  4th dose on or after 4th birthday.  If 3rd dose is after 4th birthday, 4th dose is not required.

  • 1-4 Hib doses:  Series is complete if 2nd, 3rd, or 4th doses are given on or after 12 months of age.

  • If 1st dose is given at 12-15 months of age, two doses are required.

  • If 1st dose is given on or after 15 months of age, only one dose is required.

  • 3 Hepatitis B vaccine doses: 3rd dose must be given on or after 24 weeks of age.

  • 2 Measles vaccine doses:  1st dose on/after 12 months of age and 2nd dose before entering school.

  • 2 Mumps vaccine doses:  1st dose on/after 12 months of age and 2nd dose before entering school.

  • 1 Rubella vaccine dose:  On or after 12 months of age.  

  • 2 Varicella vaccine doses: 1st dose on or after 12 months of age, and 2nd dose is required before entering school.

7th grade immunization requirements (effective 7/1/2015)

  • TDaP: 1 dose

  • Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV): 1 dose

12th grade Immunization requirement (effective 7/1/2015; implemented 8/1/2020)

  • Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV): 1 dose

Absences for failure to provide Health Assessment and/or Immunization Certificate

Absences will be marked as unexcused for students who fail to turn in the required information by the 30th day; however, students will be allowed to make up their missed work.  The parent or student should contact the student’s teacher(s) to arrange to obtain missed work.

2024  Immunization and Health Requirements (click to view)


Additional Immunization Information (click to view)

School Nurses

School Nurses

Rockingham County Schools employ a total of 9 school nurses, 8 of which are nationally certified. The nurses serve the elementary and middle schools regularly and provide assistance to the high schools.

School nurses support student success by managing the care of all students with an emphasis on the care of students with chronic illness who need special health care during the school day. Most importantly, the nurses work with school staff to identify and prevent health problems from becoming reasons for poor academic performance. 

School nursing also involves health screenings in order to identify problems that may impact learning, communicable disease prevention through education and  monitoring immunization and student records, development of emergency action care plans for students, monitoring and oversight of medication administration, disaster preparedness, and serving as a liaison between school, home, students’ medical provider, and community resources. 

Please contact the school nurse at your child's school to discuss your child's health concerns.  

School Nurse

Amanda Perkins


Lead School Nurse

Dian Brim


Sharon Ellis


Courtney Shelton


Kasey Mitchell


Corrine Ore


Andi Paul


Debbie Southard


Vivian Moore


School Served

*indicates base school

Reidsville Middle*

Booker T. Washington

SCORE Center

Western Rock Middle*

Dalton McMichael High

Stoneville Elementary

Huntsville Elementary*

John Dillard Academy


Leaksville-Spray Elementary*

Central Elementary

Bethany Elementary*

Holmes Middle School

Morehead High School

Rockingham County Middle*

Rockingham County High

Wentworth Elementary*

Monroeton Elementary

Williamsburg Elementary*

Moss Street Elementary

Reidsville High School

Douglas Elementary*

Lincoln Elementary

Southend Elementary













Dr. Cindy A. Corcoran

Assistant Superintendent 

for Instructional Support Services 

Rockingham County Schools

(336) 627-2688

Return to Learn - Concussion

With the increasing prevalence of concussions, specific protocols for returning a student to learning after a concussion is essential. Because students typically appear well physically after a concussion, parents, educators, school administrators, and peers may not fully appreciate the extent of symptoms and deficits experienced by a student with a concussion.The lack of outward physical symptoms of illness may make it difficult for school officials to recognize the need for accommodations for a student with a concussion. Knowledge about the potential effects of concussions on learning, and appropriate management of the return-to-learn process, is critical for helping students recover from a concussion.


Concussions are both a medical and educational concern. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction have provided several resources to assist the general public in understanding the policy SHLT-001, titled Return-to-Learn After Concussion. You can find that information on the NCDPI website at:

Below are documents that RCS uses to work with families of students who have received a concussion. For more information regarding Return to Learn, contact Amanda Perkins, Lead School Nurse, 336-342-4726. 

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is an advisory group of health and education sectors of the community. SHAC provides advice to Rockingham County Schools’ system on aspects of the school health programs to accurately evaluate the needs of young people and identify the resources necessary for progression. Our council is comprised of representatives that focus on the CDC's recommended 10 components of the whole child ( Physical education and physical activity, nutrition environment and services, health education, social and emotional climate, physical environment, health services, counseling, psychological and social services, employee wellness, community involvement and family engagement).Learn more about each of the 10 components. If interested in becoming a member of our School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) contact Dr. Cindy Corcoran, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Support Services at 336-627-2688. 


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