Springfield Local Schools provides a nurse in each of our buildings to assist with student's day-to-day medical needs including first aid, medication administration, medical procedures, health education and other interventions as needed. Parents are asked to please identify all medical needs that requires assistance while their child is at school. This should be done by notifying the district's Director of Health Services or the nurse on duty at their child/ren's school building. Springfield's Health Services staff will work with each students' healthcare provider (s) to establish a plan of care as needed. Please note that the district may not administer any prescribed medications or perform any prescribed medical procedures without an order from a healthcare provider.
Springfield's Team of Nurses
Nichole Ziegler, BSN, RN
Kelly Burkholder-Allen, MSN, RN
Paulina Martinez, LPN
Emily Palmer, LPN
Springfield Middle School
Maureen Kohlman, LPN
Springfield High School
Victoria Bernsdorff, RN
If a student requires medication while at school, the district must receive a completed form before any medication can be administered. Please note that any prescribed medication must have the appropriate form completed and signed by a healthcare provider. We will only administer medication as the healthcare provider has indicated. All medication forms must be signed by the parent as well. Please see the links below for the medication authorization forms. We can only accept medication from a guardian or parent in the original container with an unaltered label from the pharmacy including the student's name, date of birth, medication, and medication dosing. We can't accept medication any other way. If parents request administration of an over-the-counter medication, it must be provided to the school nurse in a new, unopened container with the student's name and date of birth written on it. Please call if you have any questions.
*Please note we are required to have documentation from a healthcare provider of your student's specific allergies each school year.
The State of Ohio has specific vaccination requirements for all students in the public school setting. These requirements include students that participate in both an in person learning atmosphere or an online platform such as the Springfield Digital Academy. If you have any questions about the required vaccines for school please reach out to your building nurse or the Director of Health Services. Click here for a flyer regarding the required vaccinations for Springfield students.
Families having difficulty finding a location to get a child vaccinated are reminded to please reach out to your building nurse or the Director of Health Services. Please see the list of local sites that do offer childhood immunizations. Please call the location of your choice before taking your child to schedule an appointment and verify they have the vaccines available that are needed.
Walmart Pharmacy-Holland Ohio-419-867-0155
The Little Clinic-Holland, Ohio-567-297-4117
Shots for Tots and Teens with The Lucas County Health Department-Toledo, Ohio-419-213-4121
*The Lucas County Health Department offers immunizations at a low cost. Please visit their site for more information
Link- LCHD Shots for Tots and Teens
ODH Immunization Summary for School Attendance
Important COVID Links
Click here - Springfield's COVID-19 Report 12/2/21 - updated weekly each Thursday