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School Nurse Day

University School would like to express our appreciation to our wonderful school nurse, Ms. Beverly Pritchard

Nurse Beverly has worked tirelessly this last year taking care of us during the COVID pandemic.  As stated on the National Association of Schol Nurses website, "School nurses serve as a critical health hub for students, ensuring that students are ready for learning by managing complex, chronic conditions; identifying and addressing mental health issues; leveling the field on health disparities and promoting healthy behaviors; enrolling children in healthy insurance and connecting families to healthcare providers; handling medical emergencies.. and now, navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic by testing, tracking and vaccinating students and school personnel."

We are so very pleased that Nurse Beverly is our special Buc!


Beverly Pritchard, BSN, RN 

Office:  Room 105B

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                          Lunch 11:30 - 12:30

Office Phone:  (423) 439-8674, (423) 439-4225

School Fax Number:  (423) 439-5921


Office hours are from 8am to 1pm. If a student is needing attention during the time that I am not in my office, the student will need to go to the main office.  

Mandatory Immunizations

ImmunizationsAll upcoming 7th Graders and all new enrollees to  University School must submit the mandatory immunizations prior to the first day of school, July 6, 2021.

7th Graders are required to have a Tdap, and new enrollees must be up to date on all the mandatory vaccines including 2 MMR, 2 Varicella, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 Hepatitis A, 4 to 5 Dtap, and 3 to 4 Polio.

Those without up-to-date immunizations will be excluded from school unexcused until vaccinations are submitted.

A link to the Tennessee Immunization Certificate is attached below for your viewing. This document is provided by your pediatrician or PCP. Please see the document below for the complete list of Tennessee Immunization Requirements. 

If you have further questions, please contact the University School Nurse at 423-439-8674 or .

Printable Copy of Certificate of Immunization (example)




Medication Pick-Up

Nurse's Notes - MEDICATION PICK-UP: All medications in the Nurse Clinic need to be picked up prior to or on the last day of school, May 28, 2021 by a parent/guardian. The medications must be disposed of after this date. Parents may stop by anytime during the school day to collect any medications or supplies for their child.  ​





Optional Vaccine Information for Individuals 16 and Above
Optional Vaccine Information for Individuals 16 and Above





JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health Northeast Region county health departments are now booking appointments for individuals aged 16 and up who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. The Northeast Region includes Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins-Church Hill, Hawkins-Rogersville, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington Counties.

The Northeast Region county health departments offer COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment. To book your appointment, visit and click the blue “Proceed to COVID-19 questionnaire” button at the bottom of the page to start your registration. When scheduling appointments by the online portal, make sure to search all locations in the county for appointment availability. Most vaccines are given at sites that are not at the local health department. Please see attachment for vaccine sites. If you need help scheduling your vaccination, please call the Northeast Regional Registration Line at (423) 979-4689. The Registration Line is staffed Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for ages 16 and older. Moderna vaccine is currently authorized for ages 18 and older. Please call the NE Registration Line at (423) 979-4689 to register 16 and 17 year olds for a Pfizer vaccine site.

The Northeast Regional Health Office reminds all residents that in addition to vaccinations, wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance and getting tested when exposed or sick are critical to controlling the pandemic.


The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. Learn more about TDH services and programs at


COVID & Exclusion Criteria Guidelines:

Should your child be kept at Home? 

COVID Daily Home Screening for Students Checklist

COVID Prevention

COVID Stop the Spread of Germs

COVID Symptoms


Public Health COVID-19 Return to School Decision Support Algorithm

TDH Return to School Algorithm


Isolation Quarantine Release

Isolation Quarantine Release

Isolation Quarantine Release


Isolation Quarantine Release

Isolation Quarantine Release


**Just a reminder: University School follows Washington County’s medication policy, which states that parents/guardians must provide any medication that parents/guardians want their student(s) to be able to have while at school and must have a medication authorization form signed by a parent/guardian on file. This includes cough drops, triple antibiotic ointment, anti-itch cream, etc.




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