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Welcome to New Lebanon Local Schools Health & Wellness Department!

We consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to be a part of your child’s educational experience.  The #1 goal of school health services here at Dixie is to be an advocate EVERY day for EVERY student who walks through our doors.  We service @ 1200 students annually, and no two students’ needs are the same.  So, we are committed to working with you to meet whatever challenges may exist for your family so that coming to school EVERY day is something that your child looks forward to.  
The resources available on this site are here to assist you in making more informed choices about the health of your child both at school and at home.  If you have any questions or concerns about school health services, do not hesitate to contact us.  The job of the school nurse is to serve as a resource for YOU.


Chelsi Fry MSN, RN, LSN
School Nurse, New Lebanon Local Schools

Too sick to come to school?  
Below are the guidelines set forth by the Ohio Department of Health.  

When is your child too sick to come to school?  

When he/she:
 Has a fever of 100 degrees or higher
 Has persistent diarrhea
 Has persistent vomiting
 Has a lot of yellow/green drainage from ears/nose/throat (cough)

When do you send your sick child back to school? 

When he/she:
 Has been fever-free WITHOUT MEDICATION FOR 24 HOURS
 Has been treated with antibiotics for illness FOR 24 HOURS
 Has been free of diarrhea/vomiting FOR 24 HOURS and has no other symptoms (fever)

Remember that our students here at Dixie spend lots of time in close quarters for long periods of time, so passing illnesses at school is very likely. Let’s all do our part to make sure that we are doing our best to keep our kids safe and healthy…and the custodial staff a little less busy. If there is ever an occasion that you’re not sure whether or not your child should attend school OR your child is obviously ill but is meeting the maximum absences for attendance failure, please feel free to BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL to see Nurse to determine whether he/she should attend or be sent home with an excused absence.

***Important updated information on Public Health Dayton-Montgomery County’s Immunization Clinics***

PHDMC is now requiring appointments at ALL locations for immunization visits, even at the Reibold Building downtown.  There are no longer walk-in visits at that location.  Please see the attached document for clinic times.  Appointments can be made by calling (937) 225-4550.


New Lebanon Local Schools continue to collaborate, share information, and review plans with staff and families to help protect the whole school community in response to the current global outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19.  

To build upon everyday practices  (e.g., encouraging hand hygiene, monitoring absenteeism, communicating routinely), we encourage families to review the information below and reach out to school administration or the school nurse with any further questions. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Ohio's Schools and Districts

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

Stop the spread of germs

New Lebanon Local Schools Health and Wellness
1150 W. Main St. 
New Lebanon, Ohio 45345
Chelsi Fry MSN, RN, LSN
School Nurse, New Lebanon Local Schools 
 Phone: (937) 687-1366 x405 (High School)
      Phone: (937) 687-3508 x305 (Middle School)
      Phone: (937) 687-3511 x205 (Elementary School)
 Fax: (937) 687-7804

Health and Wellness Resources and Links
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