Bledsoe County Coordinated School Health

Welcome to the Bledsoe County Schools Office of Coordinated School Health

Bledsoe County Coordinated School Health

The Coordinated School Health (CSH) Mission is to improve student health outcomes as well as support the connection between good health practice, academic achievement, and lifetime wellness. The CSH model is a method of connecting health and learning that consists of eight inter-related components. This approach constitutes a systems change by improving students' health and their capacity to learn through personal responsibility, and the support of families, communities and school.  The eight components include: health education, health services, counseling, psychological and social services, nutrition, physical education/physical activity, school staff wellness, healthy school environment and student/parent/community involvement.


Source: Tennessee Department of Education CSH

"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go." -Rachel Scott

(Rachel's Challenge presented in Bledsoe County Schools- November 2014)


*Need to report COVID results, symptoms, or be tested?

Contact the COVID nurse at 423-309-2957 (M-F 8:00-3:00)


Michelle Rains, BSN, RN (Coordinated School Health Director)

Phone: 423-447-2914


Lacey Pendergrass, LPN (Coordinated School Health Assistant)

Phone: 423-447-2914


Flu Shot Day

CPR and AED Drills

Pink Out Game & Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Bledsoe County Schools Emergency Allergy Response Plan

Coordinate School Health Components


Wellness Policy: Identifying Connections Between Policy and Practice

Mental Health

New suicide hotline number: 988

Physical Education/ Physical Activity

School Environment

Calming corners were initiated at PES and other schools throughout the district in the Spring of 2022. Through the Center for Disease Control grant. PES was one of the first schools in the district to become trauma informed. A trauma-informed school recognizes and responds to the behavioral, emotional, relational, and academic impact of traumatic stress on those within the school system. Calming corners provide a safe place for students to de-escalate and manage their response to stress so they are better equipped to focus and learn while remaining in the classroom.


2023-2024 Parent Teacher/ Healthy School Team Meetings

Cecil B Rigsby Elementary 

All times are 3:30 pm CST

September 21

October 19

November 16

January 18 

February 15

March 21

April 18


Bledsoe Co Middle School 

All times are 5:30 pm CST

October 4th
December 6th 

February 7th 

April 3rd 


Pikeville Elementary School 

All times are 5:00 pm 

September 21 

October 3 


Mary V Wheeler Elementary 

October 18th @ 5:00 pm




Health Services

COVID Phone Number: 423-309-2957


If you test positive-

If you test positive for COVID-19, you should follow the CDC guidance and isolate for 5 days (returning to school or work on the 6th day from the first day symptoms began). You should be asymptomatic or symptoms resolving (without fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medications), followed by 5 additional days of wearing a mask when around others.

If you test positive at a doctor's office, follow their orders on returning and please submit the excuse to the front office of your school.

If you test positive with an at home test, you must have it verified by either your PCP, health department or any Bledsoe County School location by calling the closest school or COVID line at 423-309-2957.

Health Education

Employee Wellness

Coordinated School Health is working with principals this week to identify employees who go to the extra mile. Congratulations everyone and thank you for your hard work!