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  • 124 Bloomfield St
    Camden, Ohio 45311
  • P 937.452.1283
    F: 937. 452.3926
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COVID-19 Information




Our mental health professionals are reaching out to families to ensure they have open lines of communication during the closure and to make alternative plans if necessary. Our mental health counselors will be monitoring emails and reaching out to our school families in need. Teletherapy and in-person sessions will be an option for meeting with your school-based therapist. To reach your school mental health provider, you can email the provider directly through website. Find your provider on the “Our Team” page and click on her name to email directly. You can also call Gebhart Counseling at (937) 456-2805 to leave your provider a message. If a student or parent is in crisis, you can reach out to the following local hotlines for assistance: Preble County Crisis Hotline (866) 532-3097 or Crisis Textline #4HOPE to 741741 



Free or Discounted Internet and WiFi Resources



The DC Trip has been moved to November 3rd through 7th. 






 School Wellness Policy
Click here for the policy 


Ohio law gives students permission to self-carry asthma inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors, and diabetes supplies and medications while at school.  Parents/ guardians must submit a written request thru the school office and are required to complete the standard medication permission forms.  A physician's signature authorizing self-care determination is also required. 


Vision and Hearing Screening
Beginning in October, Vision and Hearing Screening will be completed for students in Preschool, Kindergarten, First, Third, Fifth, Seventh (vision only), Ninth, and Eleventh (hearing only) grades. 
Referral letters will be mailed to parents of any student who appears to need additional follow-up.
Please contact your child's school office if you have questions or concerns about your child's vision and/ or hearing needs.  Or you may email:  Lori Cottingim,
; Erica Million,; Katy Smith, 


Special Diet Considerations
Food Substitutions prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider are made when, in the licensed healthcare providers assessment, food allergies may result in severe, life-threatening reactions.  The child's condition would meet the definition of "disability".  Other food intolerances are noted and school staff will assist the child to abide the restriction as possible.  Due to the large number of students eating breakfast and lunch, the limited number of personnel, and the short time frame allowed for meals, school staff cannot strictly monitor for every diet request.  For parents who wish to ensure that non-life threatening dietary restrictions are always followed, it is best for the parent/ guardian to provide all food. 


Mobile Dentist
The Mobile Dentist provides dental care to our students at Camden Primary and West Elkton Intermediate.  Permission forms will be sent home a week or two before the scheduled visit.  For more information about dental care for students at school, click Mobile here. 


Head Lice
Parent awareness and continued head checks at home are the best way to address the spread of head lice in schools.  Please check your child(ren) at least weekly throughout the school year. 
As always, remind your child against sharing personal items such as combs, brushes, hats, scarves, etc.  You may also consider placing coats, hats, scarves, and backpacks in the dryer each day.  Thirty minutes on high heat will kill any live bugs. 
If you suspect your child may have head lice, please contact the school office.  Your child may be checked and other parents in the classroom alerted that their child may have been exposed to head lice.  Also, if your child has head lice and has recently had friends sleep over in your home or your child has gone to other homes for a sleep over, please notify parents so that they are alerted to check their child.  It is a small courtesy that would go a long way towards alleviating the problem for others. 


Bed Bugs
Occasionally bed bugs are found at school.  Actual bed bug infestations in school classrooms are uncommon.  More commonly, a few bed bugs will hitchhike to school from an infested home by hiding in a student's clothing or backpack.  Bed bugs that hitch a ride into school in one student's belongings could be carried home by another student. 
Consider daily inspection of backpacks, lunchboxes, coats and other items that travel back and forth to school. 
Store students' items that travel back and forth to school sealed in plastic containers to prevent potential travel of bed bugs to your home. 
Clothes and coats suspected of being in contact with bed bugs may be dried at the highest dryer heat setting for an additional 30 minutes after the item is dry to kill bed bugs.
Remember:  Bed bugs are not a sign of bad housekeeping or uncleanliness.  

Health Services

Lori Cottingim, RN, MS, LSN
District School Nurse
937-452-1204,  ext. 4 
West Elkton Intermediate
8:05am - 3:30pm
Camden Primary 
Tuesday - Thursday
8:05am - 3:30pm
High School
7:05am -  2:30pm
Erica Million, RN, BSN
West Elkton Clinic Nurse
937-787-4102,  ext. 4
         Camden Primary
          9:00am - 3:30p
West Elkton Intermediate
Tuesday - Thursday
9:00am - 3:30pm
Katy Smith, LPN
High School Clinic Nurse
937-787-3541, ext. 2012 
High School
Monday - Thursday
7:00am -2:30pm
West Elkton Intermediate
9:00am - 3:30pm
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