School Health Services

Sherri Yarbro
Tipton County Schools Coordinated School Health

Cindy Hogg, RN, BSN
Director, Health Services
Le Bonheur, Healthy Schools-Tipton County
Tipton County Board of Education

Crestview Middle School Nurse: Ms. Marcia Murray

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New Shot and Immunization Requirements

Stay informed about a new stomach virus that is going around.
NORO Virus Read about it here.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Immunization for 7th Grade (PDF Format)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Immunization for New Students in Student Handbook (PDF Format)






State Immunization Information-In a letter with the subject "NEW STATE IMMUNIZATION RULES AND CERTIFICATES," The Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) has issued new immunization rules and is issuing a new official certificate that is required for entry into school effective July 1, 2010. All newly required vaccines are routinely recommended for all children. Most children should have already received them.

Immunization Requirement Summary: Tennessee Department of Health Rule 1200-14-1-.29

~~ There will now be only one official TDOH certificate of immunization that must
 be filled out by medical providers for delivery to schools prior to entry of their
 child into pre-school, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 7th grade, or as a new student. This form
 will only be available from a private healthcare provider or local health department.

~~ Children entering the 7th Grade, who are already enrolled, must show proof of two new immunizations. See below.

~~ For 7th grade students already enrolled in Tennessee schools, only proof of the two new immunizations is required on the new immunization certificate.

Summary: Tennessee Immunization Requirements (TDOH 1200-14-1-29)

Children entering 7th Grade
~~New Immunization Requirements
-pertussis booster (Tdap)

~~~~History of Chickenpox (varicella) OR 2 doses of vaccine

If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Cindy Hogg, RN, BSN
Health Services
Le Bonheur
Health Schools-Tipton County
Tipton County Board of Education
(901) 837-5600 E-Mail





Weekly Wellness Insights

What is your "healthy weight?" This is a question that might stop many of us in our tracks. Your "healthy weight" refers to one that is right for your body typeand height - (not necessarily the weight you've been dreaming about for the past couple of years).

Body mass index (often abbreviated as BMI) can help you determine your healthy weight. Your recommended weight range for your height lies between a BMI of 18.5 and 24.9. Want to know your healthy weight range? Use these BMI tables to help guide you.


January Health Observances

This week, we are highlighting Healthy Weight Week! Here are some tips on how to achieve a healthier, happier weight this year:

·         Start small. Even a weight loss of just five to 10 percent can positively influence your health!

·         Downsize what you do. Don't let portions be your pitfall. By simply choosing to enjoy less of what you're already choosing, you can help reduce calories and your weight.

·         Be a label looker. Increase your nutrition knowledge by reviewingNutrition Facts Labels to make delicious decisions that best fit your health and wellness goals.

·         Fuel your body frequently. Eating a meal or snack about every three to four hours can help you control appetite and avoid overeating during your day.

·         Focus on fiber. Foods high in fiber are more filling and satisfying, keeping you fuller for longer between meals and snacks.

·         Honor your hunger and fullness. Before you grab that snack pack or second serving of dinner, ask yourself, "Am I hungry?" Listening to your body can help you better achieve a healthy weight.

·         Enjoy satisfying snacks. Choose snacks that include fiber and protein (such as a small apple and one tablespoon of peanut butter) to tie you over until your next meal.

·         Make healthier substitutions. Try a lower fat food when available. For example, choose grilled chicken instead of fried.

·         Rethink your drink. Hydrate with low- or no-calorie beverages to get the fluids you need each day.

·         Move more. Try to be just a little bit more active in your day. Even 10 minutes at a time is fine! We love these deskercises that you can do during your Wellness Break.

·         Allow yourself to doze off. Making sure you get enough sleep regularly can help you avoid weight gain.

·         Get expert help. Set yourself up for success by getting guidance from professionals who can help in your journey to a healthier weight. If you are enrolled in the State Group Health Plan, learn more about free lifestyle management coaching here.

For more information on a healthy weight, visit


Improve Your Odds for Success

Have you made a New Year's resolution or set a new health goal? If so, share it. Sharing is more than good manners. It can be good for your goals, too. Studies show that social connections are key to goal achievement. And sharing a goal can make you 10 times more likely to achieve it.

Having a few people who know your resolution and what challenges or motivates you - including your why - can keep you accountable to your goal and more likely to make lasting change.

Check out Working for a Healthier Tennessee on Facebook or Twitter and share your 2017 health goal and why. Use the hashtag #CommitToYourWhy.

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