THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE IS TO SUPPORT STUDENT EDUCATION BY PROMOTING HEALTH & WELLNESS!


                                
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Important Notice:

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT FOR RISING 6TH GRADERS
***Effective July 1, 2014, As a result of legislation (law) enacted by the Virginia General Assembly;

A Tdap booster will be required for all students prior to entry into 6th grade regardless of the interval since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. Any dose of Tdap administered after the age of 7 years will satisfy this requirement.
Students who do not have documentation of having received the Tdap vaccination will not be permitted to attend school. Please contact the school nurse at Rippon for further information if needed 703 491-2171.




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Vision & Hearing
Vision & hearing screenings take place every year, starting in the fall, for all 7th Grade students and students who are new to PWC public schools. The screenings are a requirement in accordance with state regulations, the Virginia Department of Health. You will be notified if the screening results indicate a potential problem that requires further evaluation by a doctor.




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IS MY CHILD TOO ILL TO ATTEND SCHOOL?
Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria  
Regulation. 758-1

Parents are often confronted with this decision when their child complains of not feeling well. The following guidelines may be helpful but they do not cover every medical condition and does not take the place of seeking medical attention.

Fever - 100 degrees or higher - A fever is a sign of illness. A child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher should not attend school until student has been fever free for at least 24 hours (without fever reducing medication).

Colds- Minor cold symptoms are common and usually don't interfere with school attendance. A child with thick or constant nasal discharge or constant cough should remain home.

Rash - A rash may cover the entire body or only one area. A student who has a rash of unknown origin or accompanied with a fever should not attend school.

Vomiting/Diarrhea - Student should not attend school until symptom- free for at least 24hours.

Head injury -student should not come to school until doctor has cleared to do so.

Conjunctivitis
  - pink eye, strep infections,ringworm,and impetigo are all infections and must be treated with medication for a minimum of 24hours before returning to school.

Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.




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MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
School personnel cannot administer ANY medication until a form, signed by the parent is on file in the clinic of the school. All prescription medication must also have a physician's signature.

*All medication, prescription and over-the-counter (i.e., Tylenol, cough drops, contact lens solutions etc.) brought to the school MUST be in the original container and kept in the clinic. An adult needs to bring the medication to school.

*Students may keep in their possession certain medications, such as prescription inhalers and Epi-pens when the need for such medication is urgent and a delay could result in a serious health event. This is permitted, provided it is cleared through the clinic in advance, and a form is on file with a physician's signature.

Health Concerns
Please notify the school personnel if your child is absent due to a contagious illness. Also, notify the school nurse of your student has a health concern or condition that may affect their school day.





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EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
*Please provide the school with current emergency contact information for your child and remember to update when changes have occurred.




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