Parents and Family

Beginning of the School Year Requirements

Immunizations Needed for School Entry

Immunizations required by West Virginia state law for entry into Kanawha County Schools.

Dental Health Services

Kanawha County Dental Health Council employs four Registered Dental Hygienists who work in the schools as Oral Health Educators. These professionals provide dental inspections and oral health education to Kanawha County Schools students. They also work closely with school nurses to take care of student tooth aches and dental emergencies.

Guidelines for Deciding Whether or Not to Send a Child to School When There is a Question of Illness

Parents may find this check list helpful in deciding whether or not to send a child to school when there is a question of illness.

Guidelines for Managing Students with Food Allergies

Schools are public buildings and cannot be allergen free. These guidelines are to be followed to provide a safe learning environment for students with severe food allergies.

Infectious Disease Procedures

Guidelines for managing students with an infectious disease. These guidelines are at the discretion of the professional school nurse.

Magnet Schools and Career Academies

The Magnet school is one that specializes in particular subjects, in addition to providing a general education. A Career Academy is a small learning community built around a career theme.

Ordering Transcripts, Duplicate Diploma Requests, and Immunization Records

Pediculosis (Head Lice) Screening Procedures

Kanawha County Schools Health Services, in cooperation with Kanawha Charleston Health Department, and in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses, has determined that "no-nit" policies are ineffective in controlling outbreaks of head lice. Therefore, students found to have nits, after being treated for head lice, will no longer be excluded from the classroom. Students with infestations of live lice will be sent home and must be treated before returning to the classroom.

Safety City

Children’s Safety is of utmost concern to every parent, grandparent, educator, care-giver, and essentially all citizens. Prevention of accidents, injuries and deaths among our young people is an important goal of any Police and Fire Department, and the main goal of the Safety City program.


The West Virginia STARBASE Academy is a West Virginia National Guard youth program that provides an academic enrichment environment for public and private schools. The Academy incorporates a fast-paced and motivational curriculum of hands-on activities, tours, and experiments. The curriculum is tailored to help our schools address three important issues facing America's youth today: inadequate preparation in science, math, and technology; lack of personal direction; and substance abuse.

Student Work Permits

All Permits and Applications are to be sent to the BOE. After reviewing, we will then forward to Child Labor Department.

Third Base After School Programs

Community Education sponsors 17 Third Base after school child care programs. This service is available to students, K-5, currently enrolled in Kanawha County Schools at the sites where the programs are located and in some cases, students from schools that are transported by bus to those program sites. Enrollment is based on availability of space and staffing.