School Nurse

From Your School Nurse (revised 5/23/17)

Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday 0720 AM - 240 PM
Phone: 540-892-5674  Fax: 540-892-5677 


All health forms and care plans are online under the Nurse Information Section.

All medication must be picked up by the end of the school day Friday 5/26, or it will be destroyed. Inhalers and Epi pens may be left in the clinic over the summer.

                                      A HUGE THANK YOU!
                          
The BCPS nurses are so excited to receive Grant Funding from the Bedford Community Health Foundation to move the school clinics into the digital age.  A BIG THANK YOU to the Foundation Board for recognizing and supporting this need. 

Another BIG THANK YOU to our School Board. Goodview has a new AED in our school. Thank you for providing our school with life saving equipment.

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/11/2016/04/HPVLetterEducFlyer.pdf
                                         

                                       CAREDOX IS LIVE!!
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. 
IF YOU STILL HAVE NOT COMPLETED YOUR ENROLLMENT, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE EMAIL Activation@caredox.com.

WELCOME SPRING!!                        Spring is here and so are the MOSQUITOES AND ALLERGIES! And a few more reminders.....

Protect yourself from mosquitoes.

  • Check for standing water around your house to prevent mosquitoes from finding a home there.
  •   Wear long sleeves and pants
  •   Use insect repellent
  •   Trim large bushes, plants, hedges around the entryways to your house

Asthma/Epi-pens:
Monitor your child's symptoms closely and follow your health care providers advice. Please make sure I have this years care plan in the clinic completed by your health care provider. Also bring in inhalers and epi-pens if your child requires one. Inhalers and Epi-pens may save a life!

Parents: Please keep me updated on any health concerns your child might have and any medications they are taking or changes in medications. Keep a current phone number available in case I need to reach you in the event of an illness or emergency. If you have any questions or concerns you would like to discuss with me, please contact me at the school.


Daily attendance at school is required by the State of Virginia. Staying healthy makes this possible.
-Make sure your child gets plenty of rest. Aim for 10 hours a night.
-Remind your child to wash their hands frequently with soap and water.
-Keep your child's environment tobacco free.
-Cough into an elbow, sneeze into a sleeve.
- Make sure everyone gets a flu vaccine yearly unless there are medical reasons not to.
-Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
-Students should not share hats, combs/brushes and other personal items with other children.
-Good hand washing habits are our best prevention against illness.
 
Is my child too sick to come to school?
There are times we are ill and as parents and students we try to return to school/work or everyday activities before our bodies have had time to heal. The following are guidelines to help you decide when to keep your child home from school:
>Diarrhea and/or vomiting within the 24 hour period.
>Cold with fever and thickened yellow/green drainage from the nose.
>Sore throat with fever and swollen glands.
>Coughing that keeps your child awake at night.
>Fever that is 100.0 degrees or greater. (should be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medicine before returning to school)
>Severe and persistent earache.
Redness in the white of eyes, yellow discharge from eyes and matted eyelashes
>Rashes with blisters or oozing and is painful.
A good question to ask yourself as a parent is, "Would I want my child to sit next to a child with these symptoms?"


Medication Reminders:
Please 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.

IMPORTANT... Parents of Rising 6th Grade Students

The 2006 Virginia General Assembly enacted a law
 which requires all 6th grade students to have tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster immunization prior to school entry.  

Each parent must provide the proper documentation prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year for this immunization. Phone calls or notes from parents are not acceptable forms of meeting this requirement.   Please meet this requirement by providing one of the following to me, before May 26, 2017, or the middle school after this date:

1.Proof of having the booster vaccine on doctors letterhead .
2. A notarized religious exemption form with a raised seal or registration number. 
3.Medical exemption form signed by your physician indicating temporary or permanent exemption.

 The school division has the right to exclude your child from school if this requirement is not met. Teacher assignment or class schedules will not be mailed until this health information is shared with the school.


As we end the school year and begin to think about August, if your child is in need of an updated physical and immunizations for Kindergarten, or are new to BCPS, please have all paperwork in to the clinic before July 20th. Teacher assignments will not be given out until all health requirements are met.