Health Services

School Nurse Contact Form

COVID-19 Health Update

Dear SWL families,


I hope you are well and “riding out the storm” together. During the recent challenges, upheaval and worrisome events, it is hard to maintain a sense of calm and healthy perspective. We will hopefully come away from this with a better ability to work cooperatively within our global and local communities as well as within our own families. 


One important thing to remember is to make sure you are being informed by reliable sources. Below are links to the CDC and our state and local health departments: 


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/


https://www.lickingcohealth.org/COVID-19.html


In addition, here are some other resources that will be helpful:


For parents and care givers:

https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/health-wellness-and-safety-resources/covid-19


https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-stop-spread.html?ref=search


https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-social-distancing.html?ref=search


https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-child-is-sick.html?ref=search


https://www.pediacast.org/coronavirus-covid-19-need-know-pediacast-455/


For kids:


https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/coronavirus-kids.html?ref=search


https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/


Please reach out if you have any questions. 


Please take good care of yourself and those in your care, and hopefully we will all be back together soon!


Tirzah Hammond, RN

SWL School Nurse

[email protected]




Health Services

The role of school health services at Southwest Licking schools is to support student learning by promoting the health and safety of the individual and the school community as a whole.  School nursing is a specialty practice wherein a nurse who has gained specific knowledge of the components of school health seeks to establish and maintain a comprehensive program that serves as a resource to link the goals of education and health, providing students with a foundation for life-long success. 

Department Personnel

Tirzah Hammond
Hammond, Tirzah
School Nurse
M, T, Th - Kirkersville Elementary
W & F - Watkins Memorial High School 
Kimberly Parkinson
Parkinson, Kimberly
Nurse Aide
M - F - Watkins Middle School
Teresa Richardson
Richardson, Teresa
Nurse Aide
M, T, TH, F - Pataskala Elementary
W - Kirkersville Elementary 
Joanne Smith
Smith, Joanne
Nurse Aide
M-F - Etna Elementary
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