The school health team at Avon Local Schools actively collaborates with families, students, staff, and community resources in order to promote the health and well-being of Avon students.

The school nurses have many responsibilities.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining, evaluating, and interpreting health information of students
  • Developing and implementing Individual Health Plans for students
  • Participation on IEP teams when needed
  • Implementation and supervision of school health policies, protocols, and medications
  • Planning and providing emergency training for illness and injury for students and staff
  • Helping to control of communicable diseases by enforcing state immunization laws
  • Serving as the liaison between home and school on student health-related issues and problems
  • Provide health education to students within the district


Amanda Gersten, R.N. is the Avon Local Schools District Nurse. Amanda is present in the district Monday through Friday. She works 20 hours a week. 

Grace Folley  L.P.N. is the nurse at  Avon High School. Her hours are 8-1. She has been with AHS since 2022.

Kristy Zeszotek L.PN. is the school nurse for Avon Middle School. She is in the building from 8-2:30. She has been with AMS since 2022. 

Myrranda Parsons L.P.N. is the Heritage campus school nurse. She has ben with us since 2022 and in the building from 8-2.

Kerry Ramos L.P.N. is Avon East Elementary school nurse. Kerry Ramos has been at East since 2015. Her hours are 10:15-3:15.

Pam Opel L.P.N. is the school nurse for Avon Early Learning Center. She has been with AELC since 2020. Her hours are 10-3. 

All of our school nurses are employed by Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) and serve the community as Public Health Nurses. They are able to utilize and refer the students and families to the vast amount of resources LCPH has to offer.

Remember, "Healthy Kids Achieve More."


Click here for Immunization Summary for School Attendance from Ohio Department of Health

Vaccination requirements by grade level:

  • Preschool: 4 doses Dtap,3 doses of polio, 3 Hepatitis B, 1 MMR, 3 or 4 doses Hib ( depending on type), 1 varicella, 2 Hepatitis A, 4 Pneumococcal, 1 yearly dose influenza
  • Kindergarten: 4 or more DtaP*, 3 or more polio, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 MMR, 2 varicella
  • Grades 1-6: 4 or more DtaP*, 3 or more polio, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 MMR, 2 varicella
  • Grades 7-10: 4 or more DtaP*, 1 Tdap* booster, 3 or more polio, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 MMR, 1 MCV4*, 2 varicella
  • Grades 11: 4 or more DtaP*, 3 or more polio, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 MMR,  1 MCV4, 1 Tdap*, 2  varicella*
  • Grade 12:  4 or more DtaP*, 3 or more polio, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 MMR,  2 MCV4*, 1 Tdap*, 2 varicella*

*DtaP (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis), polio (#4 given after the 4th birthday), Hepatitis B (#3 not given before 24 weeks of age), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella-#1 given on or after the first birthday), varicella (chickenpox-#1 given on or after first birthday)

Please click on the link below for a more detailed view of required immunizations broken

down per grade: Immunizations by Grade Level


Smile Programs…the Mobile Dentists can provide both preventative and restorative care for your child. Preventive care consists of a complete dental examination (cleaning, x-rays, and a fluoride treatment).  Restorative care may include fillings, extractions of infected baby teeth, pulpotomy (treatment of the nerves inside of baby teeth) and/or crowns.  Dental services are paid for through your insurance provider.  Smile Programs can provide free preventative services to families who need financial assistance or subsidized fees for those who qualify.  Contact the district nurse for additional information.   Currently we offer this service at AELC and East.


Allergy Action Plan

Asthma Action Plan Forms

Diabetic Action Plan Form

Seizure Action Plan Form

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis

AMS 7th Grade Immunization Letter

AHS 12th Grade Immunization Letter