School Health

Liza Meehl RN, BSN
Ceritified School Nurse

Sammi Beery, LPN
Health Aide - Rittman Elementary


Attention Parents of 6th Grade Students:

The Ohio Department of Health has released the immunization requirements for school entry for the fall of 2023.  All students entering seventh grade must have a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster and a meningococcal (MCV4) immunization prior to entry in August.  The MCV4 vaccination protects against meningitis.
Regarding the Tdap, one dose of Tdap (Adacel or Boostrix) must be given prior to entry to 7th grade.  Documentation needs to be submitted, in writing, from the physician, health dept., or medical facility with the date and immunizations given. A note from the parent in NOT sufficient.  It is required that the Tdap only,  rather than the TD, be given.  A TD immunization will be considered invalid.  Immunizations may be obtained from your own physician or the County Health Department.  It is strongly encouraged that you secure these immunizations this summer, prior to the beginning of school.  It is the parent's responsibility to bring the requested documentation to the Middle School office.
Attention Parents of 11th Grade Students:

The Ohio Department of Health has released the immunization schedule for school entry for the fall of 2023.  Two doses of meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine must be administered prior to entry to grade 12.  This vaccine protects against meningitis.  The recommended interval between the first and second dose is 8 weeks. If the first dose of MCV4 was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a 2nd dose is not required.
This immunization is required for ALL 12th grade students enrolled at Rittman High School, including those who attend the Wayne County Career Center, Wayne College, or elsewhere.  Documentation needs to be submitted, in writing, from the physician, heath department, or medical facility with the date and immunizations given.  A note from the parent is not sufficient. It is the parent's responsibility to be sure the proper documentation is submitted to the school nurse.
Viola Startzman Clinic has opened a second location 820 N. Ella St., Orrville.  This clinic offers free or discounted medical and dental care to residents of Wayne County.  Call 330-262-2500 for Orrville hours!
Rittman Schools has partnered with Aultman Hospital to provide non-urgent medical care to students and/ or staff members by connecting with a nurse practitioner via a tablet in the clinic.  For more information, view Telehealth Presentation below or contact Liza Meehl.  There is no cost for visits for students through the end of the year, thanks to a grant from the Dunlap Foundation!!

Cold vs Flu - Check out this sheet to find out about influenza and other respiratory viruses at school and how you can help prevent them.


Please remember that a confirmed case in the school does not mean your child has been exposed. As stated in the letter sent home before school started, if your child has been in close contact with a confirmed case, the Wayne County Health Department will connect with you. To protect the confidentiality of our students in accordance with FERPA, Rittman Schools is not permitted to give out any personal information related to cases reported here.

The safety of our students and staff are most important to us and we will continue to work closely with the Wayne County Health Department throughout the 2022-23 school year. We encourage students and their families to follow social distancing, face covering, and hand-washing guidelines outside of school to further reduce the possibility of exposure and infecting fellow classmates. Due to testing times, contact tracing, and notification of those contacts, we will report cases here in compliance with Governor DeWine’s and ODH Director's orders. 

Contact for reporting COVID-19 positive cases for Rittman Exempted Village School District:

POSITIVE COVID CASES at Rittman Exempted Village School District