School Health Requirements

Health Requirements

Pursuant to Kentucky state regulations, students must meet the following health requirements to attend Boyle County Schools. To learn more about BCS health services, please visit our School Health Services page.
 

>> IMPORTANT SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIRMENTS UPDATE 

Beginning July 1, 2018, all students in preschool through 12th grade must show proof of having received two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school. In addition, students aged 16 years or older must show proof of having received two doses of the Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine. If the first dose of MenACWY was received at age 16 or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.
 

Parents are advised to:

  1. Contact their child's healthcare provider to ensure that these vaccines have been given to their child or make an appointment to begin the series.
  2. Obtain an updated Kentucky Immunization Certificate from the provider.
  3. Turn in a copy of the child’s current/updated immunization certificate to school.
     

PLEASE NOTE: The two Hepatitis A vaccines are delivered six months apart. We encourage you to plan accordingly and schedule your child’s first Hepatitis A vaccine as soon as possible.


Please click here for additional information.

 

Immunizations

Every BCS student must have a current Kentucky State Immunization Certificate on file at school. Medical and religious exemption certificates are available.
 

Physical Exams

Students need proof of a physical exam completed on a Kentucky Preventative Exam Form prior to their initial entry into school and for sixth grade. This exam is not the same as a sports physical.
 

Eye Exams

Students ages 3, 4, 5, or 6 years old entering BCS for the first time must have an eye exam completed by January 1 of the year the student is enrolled. This is a one-time-only requirement. This exam must be completed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist and is not part of the physical exam. Proof of the exam must be submitted on the Kentucky Vision Examination Form.
 

Dental Exams

Students ages 5 or 6 years old entering BCS for the first time must have a dental exam completed by January 1 of the year the student is enrolled. This is a one-time-only requirement. Proof of the exam must be on the Kentucky Dental Screening/Examination Form.
 

Screening Programs

During the school year, all elementary school and 7th grade students participate in vision and hearing screenings. Parents who do not want their child to participate in thse screenings should notify the school in writing or select this option on school enrollment forms.

CONTACTS

Pam Tamme, Certified Psycholigst
District Health Coordinator
pam.tamme@boyle.kyschools.us
859.236.6634 extension 3210


Nicole Brown, RN
Boyle County High School, 859.236.5047
Boyle County Middle School, 859.236.4212
amelia.brown@boyle.kyschools.us


Teri Gerlach, RN
Junction City Elementary, 859.936.7524
Woodlawn Elementary, 859.236.7688
teri.gerlach@boyle.kyschools.us 


Heather Preston, RN
Perryville Elementary School, 859.936.7500
Woodlawn Elementary School, 859.236.7688
heather.preston@boyle.kyschools.us