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Wayne County School Nurses

(L-R): Wayne County School Nurses are: Melanie Sexton (RN),  Monticello Elementary,  Amy Edwards (RN), Wayne County High School, Patty Burton (RN), Wayne County Health Coordinator, Tonya Parnell (RN), Bell Elementary, Amy Marcum (RN), Wayne County Middle School,  Sandy Latham (RN), Walker Early Learning Center

NEW Immunization requirements: Effective for 2018-2019 school year

Click your child's grade level to find out what you need to do.





NUEVO requisitos de vacunación para año escolar 2018

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New School Year, New Dashboard

More Tools to Support Schools

This year, when you log into the Healthy Schools Program website, a redesigned District Dashboard will greet you. The most noticable improvement is the addition of a progress indicator, which will guide you step-by-step through the ways you can support wellness in your schools throughout the year. Plus, you'll have access to email templates you can use to encourage schools to maintain their momentum. Visit your new dashboard and update your District assessment today!



2017 Healthy Schools Virtual Conference

Learn. Believe. Achieve.

COMING SOON! The Alliance will be hosting the first Healthy Schools Virtual Conference, where school staff from around the country will come together to learn, believe and achieve—virtually. Keep your eyes peeled and let your schools know that more information will be arriving shortly!


Resource and Funding Spotlights

  •  Funding is available to K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 to help implement and sustain efforts to improve nutrition and increase physical activity. Encourage your schools to apply for the competitive, nationwide funding opportunity by November 1. 


Success Story Spotlight

Friendly Competition Pays Off

Just a few miles separate McAllen and Mission school districts in South Texas; two districts that have united around their shared value that every student deserves a healthy school. Together, these neighboring districts supported 22 schools in implementing healthy changes to earn the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s National Healthy Schools Awards in 2017 alone—and an impressive 54 schools since 2015! Read more about how these neighboring districts are helping students beat the odds.

Let us help you celebrate your successes -- share your stories with us.


Vitality checks (Living Will Promise) will be completed this year by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.  Wayne County School Employees may see their school nurse to sign-up if they plan on participating.

Sign-up sheets will be located in the work room at the bus garage for bus drivers and monitors.

On January 1st, Humana Vitality changed to Go365. “Do not throw away your Humana Vitality card. They are not going to issue new cards stating the name change, so you will continue to use your current card.  If you or your co-workers do not have a card please call Humana Vitality and request a card, the number is 1-855-478-1623,” explained District Health Coordinator Patty Burton.  

She stated, “Your Humana Vitality points will roll over to the new Go365 program on January 1st. You can earn 100 points/month by participating in 2 challenges (50 points for each challenge).”

In order for Lake Cumberland District Health Department to do the biometric screening (fingerstick) Employees must have their Humana Vitality card with them.  Again, the number to call is 1-855-478-1623 to request your Humana Vitality card.  It can take 2-3 weeks to get this card.

Click here to see the employee sign in sheet for the flu shot.


        Wayne County High School graduates treat students at school through Healthy Kids Clinic       

“Jordan is fine to stay at school. Our nurse practitioner gave her one dose of Claritin and her medicine has been called in to the pharmacy. You can pick it up this afternoon,” was the message the school nurse gave a sixth grade parent over the phone recently. Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Eicher Albright had written a prescription for allergy medicine after seeing a sixth grader in the nurse’s station, during a recent morning trip she made to the middle school building. Albright and her nurse Laura Dunnington, LPN, routinely rotate from school building to school building each day seeing pediatric patients.

                It is all part of the Wayne County Schools Healthy Kids Clinic which was launched at the start of the school year to meet the health needs of local students in a convenient new way. Wayne County Schools have been fortunate to provide school nurses at designated stations at each school building, previously with the help of the Lake Cumberland Health Department, and now through a partnership with Cumberland Family Medical Center, who has 25 community health center locations sprinkled across 17 counties.

 The nurse stations are a popular place for students who seek medical assistance at school. Wayne County school nurses routinely offer students a healthy dose of care and compassion. School nurse veterans on staff for the 2015-16 school year include: Sandy Latham at Walker Early Learning Center, Tonya Parnell at Bell Elementary, Melanie Sexton at Monticello Elementary, Amy Marcum at Wayne County Middle School, Amy Edwards at Wayne County High School, and Patty Burton who serves the district as Wayne County Health Coordinator.

In addition to these valuable full time registered nurses, Rebecca Eicher Albright, APRN, has come onboard to provide an even greater range of health care coverage to students. She travels from school to school checking on students whose parents wish for them to be diagnosed and treated on campus, so they can avoid leaving campus and missing valuable time in class.

“It is a wonderful and handy convenience for parents, who might otherwise have to leave work to take their child to the doctor’s office,” explained Wayne County School Health Coordinator Patty Burton. “It is also a plus for students who can be treated promptly and usually are able to finish the school day. This is helpful to their education, so they don’t fall as far behind on their studies. We are very grateful to Cumberland Family Medical Center which has enabled us to offer our students this extra service. ”

Wayne County Schools have managed to find a good fit for the new program through Albright and her nurse Laura Dunnington, who are quite familiar with the school system since they are both products of Wayne County High School.

“We’re a two for one special,” laughed Albright.

After graduating from Wayne County High School in 2005, Albright attended Bellarmine University in Louisville. Next, she received her nurse practitioner training at Spalding University in Louisville. She moved back home and worked at the Rural Health Clinic for a year-and-a-half before helping launch the new Healthy Kids Clinic. She is married to Ben Albright and the couple have one son named Michael, who will soon be turning two-years-old.

“I always wanted to do pediatrics and give back to this community and I thought this was a good way to do it,” said Albright.

“So far, there has been a positive reaction to it,” she said. “Students find it to be a better alternative – not to have to leave school. They can go home and rest after school, instead of leaving to go to a doctor’s appointment and be out of school all day.”

Dr. Eric Loy and Cumberland Family Medical Center launched a pilot program in Russell County last year and after much success there, added five additional school districts including Wayne County for a total of 26 Healthy Kids Clinics throughout the six county region. “Dr. Loy and Cumberland Family Medical Center value the communities they serve as well as education and should the program see a profit, they look to reinvest money locally back to the district for educational purposes,” noted Albright.

“We’re so low with health outcomes in this part of Kentucky and Dr. Loy wants to help with that,” said Albright. “He wants to make well checks easier and to be more proactive with our health.”

“We want to get to know the students in their well state, because it makes it easier to know when they are not well,” noted Albright. “We want to educate kids on wellness at an early age.”

Nurse Laura Dunnington, a 2005 Wayne County High School graduate, is equally excited about serving the students at the local schools. She received her basic courses at Somerset Community College and then attended Eastern Kentucky University for one year and returned to finish her nursing degree at Somerset Community College in 2011. She has been employed at Lake Cumberland Medical Associates in Somerset at a walk-in clinic for over three years and still works there on a part time basis.

“I like to see a wide range of patients, but I especially enjoy pediatrics,” said Dunnington. “It is a different pace here at school and it is nice being closer to home. We are hoping to build up our practice base here.”

Dunnington does the initial assessment checking students vitals, along with the paperwork load associated with each patient.

The pair agreed that the school nurses are very helpful to them. In fact, they rely on them to give them referrals. That is not the only way they see student patients though, because parents can call or send a note to school for their child to see the nurse practitioner. Parents are always called when their child is seen by the nurse practitioner so there is close contact between the school and parent.

         For more information on Healthy Kids Clinic FAQ, click here.

Healthy Kids Clinic Registration Form

Forma clínica de niños saludables en Español

Nurse Laura Dunnington and Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Eicher Albright at the Wayne County campus Healthy Kids Clinic

Nurse Laura Dunnington checked sixth grader Jordan Piercy's height 

Nurse Practitoner Rebecca Eicher Albright checked Jordan's throat

Nurse Practitoner Rebecca Albright checked Jordan's heart beat during an exam at school before determining her treatment


Third Grade Orientation with Rebecca Albright


Wayne County School Nurses Training August 2015


 Cumberland Family Medical Center Director of School Based Services Clarissa "Moochie" Hart brought a cake to Wayne County School's Health Coordinator Patty Burton to share with district employees as a new program is launched (July 2015)
Healthy Kids Clinic Partners with Wayne County School District
Wayne County Schools and Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. are pleased to offer a new system of expanded health care in our local schools for the 2015-2016 school year.  Along with the regular school nurse program, the addition of a Family Nurse Practitioner will allow for a high level of care within the school setting.  The Family Nurse Practitioner, Rebecca Albright, will be available during school hours on a rotational basis through our local schools to provide preventative services such as well child exams and immunizations along with acute care visits.  Parents will have the option of allowing their student to be seen at school in the Healthy Kids Clinic in an efforts to provide more complete and prompt care, reduce time out of class for appointments, and increase academic opportunity.
Wayne County Schools and Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. are excited about this partnership to keep our students healthier, ready to learn, and achieving at their highest level.

Wayne County School's Health Coordinator Patty Burton

Latest Health News

Be Proactive Fighting the Flu!

January is one of the peak "flu season" months. Remeber to be vigilant about handwashing, coughing into your sleeve, and contacting you health care provider within the next 48 hours if illness devleops. It's not to late to vaccinate!

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Health Concerns

Students with health concerns such as epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, allergies, heart disease, etc. need to have an emergency information card on file in the school’s office. In addition, physician’s authorization forms may need to be completed for some health concerns an appropriate Primary Care Provider (PCP) Authorization Form should be completed by the healthcare provider and the parent/guardian. Parents are urged to keep emergency phone numbers up-to-date at all times.