Our school nurse is Mr. Scott Hall.  The clinic can be reached at 703.441.4200 or you can email Mr. Hall at hallsj@pwcs.edu.

The nurse offers vision and hearing screenings, BP checks, health counseling and education, performs emergency and sick care, administers medication, and assures that all health regulations including immunizations are followed. Medications can be administered to students that have signed medication consent on file and have their own medication into the clinic. All prescription medication must be brought in by a parent and the consent form must be signed by the physician. All medications must be in their original container and be labeled with the student's name.


During this Covid-19 outbreak  in our county, state, country and the world, it is easy to be misinformed.  If you are interested in Covid-19 information please use a reputable site to answer your concerns and/or update yourself.  Here are some links that you might find helpful:

Virginia Department of Health  http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

Center for Disease Control (CDC)  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

National Institute of Health (NIH)  
https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

World Health Organization (WHO)  
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 


Sick Call: When Students Should be Absent

Reasons for which a child may be sent home from school or for a parent to keep the child home from school.

  1. Fever of 100ºF and over – exclude until student has been fever-free for at least 24 hours.

  2. Conjunctivitis (pink eye), strep infections, ringworm, and impetigo are all infections and must be treated with medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school. Please do not allow affected students back before this time so that other students are not infected unnecessarily. 

  3. Rash of unknown origin (especially if accompanied by a fever). 

  4. Head injury. 

  5. Severe coughing or difficulty breathing. 

  6. Colds – a child with thick or constant nasal discharge should remain home. 

  7. Diarrhea or vomiting – exclude until student has been symptom-free for at least 24 hours. 

  8. Stiff neck associated with a fever and/or a recent injury. 

  9. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.