The Clinic

The Clinic 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. 

Staff:   Emails: Phone numbers Hours
Nurse Hall Hallsj@pwcs.edu 703-441-4291 8am - 3pm
Mrs. Lopez Lopezfi@pwcs.edu 703-441-4361 8am - 1pm

Nurse Hall
Started with Potomac S.H.S. in 2018, I have been a Registered Nurse since 2006. Working in the field of Pediatrics, Critical Care, Oncology, and Trauma. Also served 6 years in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. I'm affiliated with National Association of School Nurses (NASN), Virginia Association of School Nurses (VASN), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and Disabled American Veterans (DAV). I currently am the Concussion Educator for PWCS, a CPR instructor, and member of the PWCS School Safety Council. It gives me great pleasure to share my previous experiences to promote the health and well being of the Potomac Panther Students and staff.

Mrs. Lopez
Started with Potomac S.H.S. in 2019, she has been a Medical Assistant since 2001. Working in the field of Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, and Special Education. She is certified in CPR/AED, First-aid, Medication Administration, and Diabetes Management.  Mrs. Lopez is part of the Emergency Response Team here at Potomac S.H.S. and is bilingual in both English and Spanish. She has been a well needed addition to our Panther Family and enjoys assisting both the Students and staff.

 


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.

Symptoms

  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.