The physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social-emotional well-being of our students, families, and employees is of the utmost importance. Our community prioritizes and implements health precautions designed to limit the spread of contagious diseases so that students remain in class and on campus as much as possible. The most important aspect of community health is for students and employees to stay home when sick.
CCS Student Health Services includes two offices: Noncontagious and Contagious. Students can access our Student Health office as well as our Galen Flash Clinic as-needed.
The Galen Flash Clinic is staffed by two full-time and eight visiting health professionals who are available to our community on a rotating basis. With two nurse practitioners on campus, we can care for most minor medical needs right away, reducing the amount of time students must miss class for medical appointments. Some services such as allergy shots require advance notice and may be scheduled ahead of time.
Director of Health Services and School Nurse Amie Brown is available to assess the health needs and administer medications to students on a daily basis.
Student Health Office Hours Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CCS Student Health Director Amie Brown, RN, BSN 423.362.4039 - Email
When a student becomes ill or is injured at school, parents are contacted depending on the severity of symptoms.
In an effort to control the spread of infection, parents are strongly encouraged to keep their student home if he or she is sick. A student may return to school once he or she is fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. A fever is considered 100.0 degrees or higher.
If a student is an athlete, in order to participate in athletic games or practices, the student must be present at school and attending classes by 11:00 AM.
All new students must have a Tennessee Immunization form submitted to Magnus by July 15. Any student missing the required immunizations and/or form will not be allowed to start classes until the form is uploaded to Magnus. All PreSchool, Kindergarten, and 7th grade students require an updated immunization form before starting school. These forms should be uploaded to Magnus.
CCS highly encourages all eligible students and employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19, however it is not mandatory.
For any student taking medication of any type during the school day (including over-the-counter medication), state policy requires that the school nurse must have a Medication Administration Form on file. Medications for Lower School students must be brought to the Lower School Office by a parent. For Middle and High School, as long as a Medication Administration Form is on file, students may keep medications with them in a backpack or purse. All medications must be in the original container with the student’s name clearly marked. Any medication must be supplied by the parent.