School Nurse

School closure 

Dear Parents and Guardians;

Some medications remain in the school clinic.  The district will be scheduling another date for pick up prior to disposal of medications.  Please see the "Medical forms" tab in the left column to print up care plans for next year. 

I miss your children so much and wish them well.  Please continue to practice social distancing and good handwashing.

If you need to reach me for anything, I am checking e-mail on a daily basis and can be reached at

 Great hand washing videos:
Grades K - 2:

Grades 3 and up:



Mrs. Karen DeLorey, RN
Present all school days 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

(434) 299-5863/fax (434) 299-6037

Welcome To the School Nurse Web page:
I am a married mother of 2 teenage girls and have been the school nurse at Big Island Elementary for 8 years.  Promoting your child's health, safety and wellness is my top priority.  If your child has health conditions (including, but not limited to) such as:  asthma, life threatening allergies, seizures, diabetes, heart conditions, cystic fibrosis, cancer, please contact the clinic at your earliest convenience.

CAREDOX is how the clinic will communicate with parents/legal guardians regarding clinic visits and health concerns.  Please make sure you have activated your child's CAREDOX account.  Visit to complete the registration.

MEDICATIONS:  All medications, including cough drops, require a parent to bring them in.  If it is an over-the-counter medication and the clinic can administer the medicine as directed on the packaging, a physician's written order is NOT needed.  If it is a prescription, the physician needs to sign the written order.  ALL medications require a parental signature.

All forms needed for medical purposes can be downloaded from "Medical Forms" in the column to the left.  Feel free to download to take to your doctor at any time.

Bedford Community Health Center (A division of Johnson Health Center)  is open and accepting new patients at  582 Blue Ridge Avenue in Bedford.  Phone:  (540) 425-7910. 

All forms of insurance are accepted. Services are provided on a “sliding scale” to those with no insurance coverage. Fees will be determined on proof of income and completion of a fee-reduction application.  

Bedford Community Dental Center
  is open and accepting new patients at 600 Bedford Avenue.

Phone:  (540) 425-7914. 

Please send tennis shoes in with your child.  Tennis shoes must be worn to participate in recess and PE.  Thank you!

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