School Nurse

School nurse:
Kamella Peirce BSN RN NCSN
twitter: @LMSschoolnurse

If your student has medication(daily or as needed) or supplies in the clinic, please make arrangements to pick them up by the May 28th.  Any medication not picked up must be destroyed.

Health  Information (revised 05/27/2021):

The Free Clinic of Central VA now has a Bedford location: 

104 Center Street
Bedford, VA 24523
They are currently open on Tuesday only. 
For more information or to schedule an appointment call (540) 707-5500 or check the

There has been a change in School-Required Vaccines for the upcoming school year. Effective July 1, 2021 HB 1090 amendment changes the current immunization requirements for students enrollment.
The change for middle school is for our upcoming rising 7th grade students who will need to be immunized for meningococcal ACWY before entering 7th. Please watch for more information to come home with your child.
The requirement for Tdap and HPV remains unchanged.

          Have a wonderful and safe summer!! 

Is it strep?  or allergies? or the flu? or the common cold? or asthma? or COVID-19?
Click on the link to the left to see a quick reference chart comparing symptoms of each of these.

Hand hygiene, face coverings and physical distancing are the best preventions of COVID-19.


Regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol and rub hands together vigorously.


Students and families should practice social distancing when out of the house.  It is important to limit contact with others in an effort to stop the spreading of this virus.


  • Do make sure it is a tight fit but still comfortable.
  • Do make sure it is clean
  • Do wear it with the correct side out.
  • Do change it if it is damp.
  • Don’t touch or adjust it.
  • Don’t borrow or lend your mask.

Please click the link in the column to the left to get some quick up-to-date information from the CDC and VDH. Here are some direct links for you to access even more information.

Virginia Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Clinic Reminders

1. Please call and make an appointment with the nurse to bring any necessary supplies and/or medications to the clinic.

2. If your child is taking any daily medications it is strongly recommended that he/she be taking it at home. This is for the health and safety of all students as it will assist with limiting clinic activity, extra travel in the hallways, and student contact.

3. Due to COVID-19 and recommendations from the CDC, if your child has asthma he/she will need to use their inhaler with a spacer in the clinic to maintain a healthy and safe environment in the classroom. Nebulizers will not be administered in the school as the air ventilation system is not set up to accommodate this. 

4. Be mindful of signs of anxiety as we continue this school year. It is normal to be worried and stressed during times of crisis and while worry is a part of anxiety, people with anxiety tend to experience more exaggerated feelings of worry and tension. Some signs are stomach/digestion problems, trouble with concentration/memory or thinking clearly, increased heart rate, changes in energy and difficulty sleeping and irritability and/or restlessness.

5. When you are notified that your child needs to be picked up due to illness, parent/guardian must make prompt arrangements to have their child up picked up within one hour. Please keep your emergency contacts current. 

In the case of an illness, students are expected to come to the clinic prior to parental contact.

This process is necessary to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff in our school.

  • Should the student contact the parent without coming to the clinic, the parent will wait in the front office while the student is called to the clinic and the child will be assessed prior to leaving with parent/guardian.
  • For the health and safety of ALL students and staff an assessment must be completed prior to the student being dismissed with the parent.

Please know that, as always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. 

We are all in this together and by staying informed and following the protections that have been put in place we can keep a healthy and safe environment for our students and staff.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the clinic during school hours or email using the address at the top of this page. 

Kamella Peirce, BSN RN NCSN
LMS School Nurse


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