Health Services

Last Updated: 10/13/2022 8:25 PM

    School Health Services

The Health Services department consists of 17 Nurses and a Health Services Coordinator who oversee the health and wellness of students and staff during school hours, including hands-on nursing care for acute and chronic student illnesses. They develop plans of care for students with chronic health care needs, provide health care education and implement student health screenings such as vision/hearing and scoliosis. In addition, the health services staff trains school system employees in CPR, AED/Code Valentine, and First Aid.


Troup County School System 

Health Services Department



  • TCSS Health Services Department and Clinic Staff cared for approximately 12,840 students during the 21/22 school year and had 61,135 clinic visits to nurses.
  • School Nurses and Clinic Staff distributed 42,891 medications during the school year.
  • 117 School Staff Members were trained in CPR/AED Awareness and First Aid.


Medication Permission  Click Here

Medication Record 22/23 Click Here

Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan Click Here

Asthma Action Plan Click Here

Diabetes Emergency Care Plan Click Here

Seizure Action Plan Click Here

HIPAA Form Click Here

Religious Objection to Immunization 2022 Click Here



All students entering or attending Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grades are required to have a valid Georgia Certificate of Immunization Form 3231, issued by a licensed Georgia physician or qualified employee of the local Health Department or the State Immunization Office. Parents/guardians are responsible for having their children properly immunized in accordance with Georgia law. For further immunization information, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website at


  • Four (4+) DTaP (# of Doses depends upon age given)
  • Four (4+) IPV (# of Doses depends upon age given)
  • Three (3) Hepatitis B
  • Two (2) doses of Measles vaccine, Two (2) doses of Mumps vaccine, and One (1) dose of Rubella vaccine OR Two (2) doses of the combined MMR [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]
  • Two (2) Hepatitis A [Hepatitis A (Required if born on or after 01/01/2006]
  • Two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]


In Georgia, all children born on or after January 1, 2002, who are attending seventh grade, and children who are new entrants into a Georgia school in grades eight through twelve, must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine to fulfill immunization requirements.

  • 1 Dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) Vaccine (and)
  • 1 Dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine


Georgia's immunization requirements for students entering or transferring into the eleventh grade have been revised to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday. 


  • Certificates must be signed by a physician licensed in GA or public health official. A stamp of a Physician’s signature is permissible when cosigned by an office staff member. 
  • Certificates must have a printed typed or stamped name and address of the physician, health department or Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services (GRITS) official issuing the certificate.
  • Certificates must have a complete date of issue with the month, day and year.


In the state of Georgia, if there is a religious objection to the vaccination of a child, a completed affidavit on form 2208. After completion of the affidavit, the parent or legal guardian must have the form filed with the school the child will be attending as legal documentation of exemption from the required immunizations mentioned above.

In the event an epidemic or threat of epidemic is determined, please refer to the DPH Rules and Regulations for Schools and Childcare Facilities.

Vaping Information 

What Is Vaping?

Vaping is the inhaling of a vapor created by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or other vaping device.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered smoking devices. They have cartridges filled with a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and chemicals. The liquid is heated into a vapor, which the person inhales. That's why using e-cigarettes is called "vaping."

What Are the Health Effects of Vaping?

Vaping hasn't been around long enough for us to know how it affects the body over time. But health experts are reporting serious lung damage in people who vape, including some deaths.

Vaping puts nicotine into the body. Nicotine is highly addictive and can:

  • slow brain development in teens and affect memory, concentration, learning, self-control, attention, and mood 
  • increase the risk of other types of addiction later in life

E-cigarettes also:

  • irritate the lungs
  • may cause serious lung damage and even death
  • can lead to smoking cigarettes and other forms of tobacco use

Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items.

Images of a E-pipe, E-cigar, large-size tank devices, medium-size tank devices, rechargeable e-cigarette, and a disposable e-cigarette.


For more information on smoking and tobacco use go to: 

Flu Season

While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses typically circulate during the fall and winter during what’s known as the flu season. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons varies, but flu activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although significant activity can last as late as May according to the CDC. 

What is Influenza (Flu)?

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine every year. 

For more information about flu, see the CDC's Flu Guide for Parents





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The Troup County School System Health Services mission is to provide a holistic approach to the heath care of students. School health service personnel strive to enhance the education of students by helping remove any health related barriers to learning. In addition, Health Services promotes prevention and student and staff wellness.


Christy King, RN, BSN

Health Services Coordinator


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Bernice Strozier, RN

Callaway Middle School




Franklin Forest Elementary School




Ivy Burton, LPN

Gardner Newman Middle School 


Angela Kaye Hodge

Angela Kaye Hodge, RN

West Point Elementary School


n. fannin

Norma Fannin, LPN

Berta Weathersbee Elementary School


p. hill

Pennie Hill, RN

Callaway High School


Tiffany Harris

Tiffany Harris, LPN

Rosemont Elementary School



Loretta Allen, RN

Troup High School


c. walston

Cindi Walston, RN

Hogansville Elementary School


a. crites

Amy Crites, RN

LaGrange High School 



Jennifer Hammock, LPN

Long Cane Elementary School 



Chastain Pitts, LPN

Ethel Kight Elementary School 



Teri Ogles, LPN

Hillcrest Elementary School 



Dedra Siggers, LPN

Long Cane Middle School 



, RN

Callaway Elementary School 



Margaret Franklin, RN

Hollis Hand Elementary School 



Sherrie Smith, LPN

Clearview Elementary School