School Nurse

From Your School Nurse (revised November 2018)

Trysh Brannan, RN
Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Phone: 540-892-5674  Fax: 540-892-5677 

It’s that time of year again — flu season. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Get a flu vaccine now if you have not gotten vaccinated yet this season.

There are many reasons to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccination can reduce your risk of flu illness, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu. Even if you are vaccinated and still get sick, flu vaccine can reduce the severity of your illness. Flu vaccination also can help protect women during and after pregnancy and protect the baby born to a vaccinated mom for several months after birth. Flu vaccine also has been shown to save children’s lives, prevent serious events associated with asthma, diabetes and heart disease, and prevent flu-related hospitalization among working age adults and older adults. Getting vaccinated isn’t just about keeping you healthy; it’s also about helping to protect others around you who may be vulnerable to becoming very sick, such as babies, older adults, and pregnant women.  ( center) 

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Support National Influenza Vaccination Week: Now is a great time to get your flu shot!

December 2-8, 2018, is this year’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (or NIVW).  NIVW serves as a reminder that even though the holiday season has arrived, it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine.

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine!

Additional information and resources for NIVW can be found at:

When should I keep my child home from school?

  • Fever that is more than 100 degrees (students should be without fever for 24 hours without receiving fever reducers before returning to school.
  • Diarrhea/vomiting within the prior 24 hour period
  • Respiratory congestion with fever and thickened yellow or greenish drainage
  • Severe and persistent earache
  • Continuous coughing
  • Redness of the white of the eyes accompanied by yellowish discharge and matted eyelashes

All health forms and care plans are online under the Clinic Forms Section.
If your child has a chronic health concern, please make sure the appropriate careplan is completed asap. 
If your child takes medication, p
lease make sure you have completed and turned in ALL medication forms needed in order for me to administer needed medications.

The forms are only valid for the current school year and must be completed yearly. Please DO NOT send in medications with your child. Parents/Guardians must bring these into the clinic. If it is a prescription medication, a physician signature is required.

We DO NOT supply cough drops at school.

Starting the first day of school, all clinic visits with the school nurse, will be documented in Caredox.  As a parent you will have an active role in this process to allow for a quicker easier way of communicating your child's health information. Please take time to complete your child's Caredox enrollment. 

Important information for 5th grade parents!!
Your child needs a Tdap booster! This is required  BEFORE your child will be allowed to start 6th grade. 





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