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Mrs. Olivia Dow
Welcome to the Tiger Clinic!
AGW ClinicA. G. Wright Middle School100 Wood DriveStafford, VA 22554Stafford County Public Schools540 658-6240
Since the beginning of the school year, I have been working on Vision and Hearing Screenings for seventh graders, students with IEP/504, and all new students to SCPS. It is Virginia state mandated that the screening be completed within 60 days after admission to school.
If you should have functional eyeglasses that you would like to donate to the Lions Club please send the glasses to the School Clinic. Lions Club helps with spot vision screenings for the 7th graders and also provides vouchers for qualifying students for vision examinations and eyeglasses if prescribed.
6th graders if you have already received the state mandated vaccines (Tdap & Meningococcal ACWY) for the 7th grade please send a copy to the school nurse. HPV is also highly recommended. Parent/Guardian please help our school stay in compliance by providing any updated vaccines to the school clinic.
Because this is the time of year influenza starts becoming more of a statistical issue, we all need to be aware of some things we can do to lessen the impact of winter colds and flu in addition to getting the flu vaccination.
- Wash hands frequently (the most important!!)
- Avoid touching the face, especially the eyes and nose
- A nutritious diet with lots of liquids
- Plenty of sleep and rest to help the body boost the immune system and ward off diseases
- Over the counter fever reduction medications and/or decongestants, but if taking prescription medication speak with your doctor prior to taking
- Cover the nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing-(try coughing into the bend of the elbow instead of the hands!)
The body can usually fight off most flu and cold symptoms. However, if a secondary infection develops, a doctor should be seen. Symptoms of a secondary infection may be an earache, a lingering cough or a fever or sore throat that lasts for more than several days.
The symptoms of cold and flu usually last about 5-7 days. A student who is ill needs to be kept at home both for their own benefit and for the benefit of other students and staff. A student needs to be free of symptoms (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) for at least 24 hours before returning to school. Thank you for following these guidelines. You will be doing your child a favor. Healthy students are able to concentrate and put forth their best effort.
The SCPS policy for illnesses is fever, diarrhea, vomiting free without the aid of medication for 24 hours before returning to school. I would encourage you to keep your student home longer if unable to eat solid food.
SCPS is following the CDC/VDH recommended guidelines (www.cdc.gov) for covid if your student should have symptoms, be exposed or test covid positive. Day 0 is the day of onset of symptoms or positive covid test. Using the recommended guidelines allows your student’s immune system to recover and not have a rebound infection or succumb to other circulating diseases. Thank you for helping to keep our school healthy and safe.
As we start planning out of school activities, please make sure I have on file any needed current health plans e.g. asthma action, anaphylaxis(allergy) , seizure action, diabetes.
Parents please review the scoliosis information as scoliosis is best treated in the early stages. Links are provided below for your review.Parents health services forms e.g. anaphylaxis(allergy), diabetes, seizure, daily medication or medication administered occasionally) that is needed can be downloaded or forwarded to your health care provider by visiting SCPS website staffordschools.net-parent information-health services link (asthma action plan, anaphylaxis (allergy), diabetes, seizure).VHSL (athletics) –annual sports physical form is found under athletics and code of conduct. This is a large document and the 4 page forms are found in the document. Sports physicals are turned into the AGW Front Office to Zenda Rhoads.Fax 540 658-6238