All Kindergarten students need to have a copy of their History and Physical along with their shot record in the clinic before they are able to start school.  TB screening/testing also needs to be completed.  All information needs to be in and completed, on or before the first day of school in order for your child to start school.

    New to county students- All students new to Stafford County Schools need TB screening or testing and a completed History and Physical along with an up-to-date shot record before entering school. Some students may need updates on shots due to changes to immunization requirements.  Parents will be notified of any needs.

    Kindergarten & First Grade Students - Please place an extra outfit in your child’s back pack.  This helps with those unforeseen accidents and most children feel more comfortable changing into their own clothes.
    Medications- All medication, whether over the counter (ex. Tylenol, cough medication, cough drops, etc.), or prescription medication ( This includes 10 day or shorter prescriptions, ex. Antibiotics) needs a permission form filled out  and signed by both a doctor and parent/guardian. Medication needs to be brought in by a parent or responsible party. Students are not allowed to transport medication to or from school.  All medication needs to be in the original bottle with a label.   Medication permission forms need to be filled out yearly, after May 1st for the next school year.

    Dietary Issues- If your child has any dietary issues, a doctor's form (Special Dietary Needs) for these needs to be filled out by the doctor.  After the form is complete, I will inform the Cafeteria.
    Guidelines for Sending Students Home and for Staying Home or Returning to School - Nurse or parent discretion
    • Temperature >or = to 100 degrees within the past 24 hours
    • Active vomiting within the past 24 hours
    • Diarrhea within the past 24 hours
    • Swollen or painful joints from injury
    • Severe earache
    • Suspected contagious disease
    • Flu or viral symptoms
    • conjunctivitis (pink eye) with drainage
    • pediculosis (head lice)
    • untreated and uncovered ringworm
    • Any undiagnosed skin rashes 
    • Any injury or illness requiring further immediate treatment (antibiotic treatment of less than 24 hrs & possibility student may spread germs to others)
    • Suspected chemical abuse
    • continual yellow or green drainage from nose that is unable to be contained or cared for by student
    Medical Alert List
    Please make sure that the school is aware of any allergies or medical concerns (ex.- asthma, diabetes, seizures, food allergies, etc.)



                In accordance with Virginia State law, parents of students in grades five through ten will receive this yearly information sheet containing important facts about Scoliosis and Scoliosis screening.


                Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature or turning of the spine. It affects 2-3% of the population or an estimated 700,000 people in the United States. If left untreated, scoliosis can progress to a serious problem, causing back pain and degenerative arthritis of the spine. It may lead to disk disease or sciatica. It can also threaten the psychological well-being of a young adult when there is an obvious deformity.


                Although scoliosis may result from an injury, a birth defect, or a crippling disease, 80% of cases are from unknown causes. It may run in families and affects girls seven times more often than boys. It most frequently develops during the growth spurt between ages 10 and 15, but can also develop or progress later in life. Early detection and intervention may prevent further structural deformity and resulting secondary problems.    


                Scoliosis screening is an observation of the student’s spine while standing as well as performing a forward bend. A scoliometer, a device for measuring the amount of abnormal curvature in the spine, may also be used during screening. Treatment of scoliosis varies between no treatments needed, bracing of the spine, to spinal fusion surgery.


                 Since the development of scoliosis is gradual and usually painless, scoliosis may

    develop without the parent or child being aware. It is important for parents to monitor their child’s development during these growing years and have students checked by the family physician routinely. The signs of scoliosis may include uneven shoulders, a shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other, uneven waistline creases, one hip higher than the other, and/or a leaning to one side.


                If you have concerns about your child’s spinal health, contact your family health care provider or school nurse for follow up.  If you do not have a primary care physician, with your written permission, the school nurse can provide an initial screening.  Should further evaluation be necessary she can direct you to other health care resources.




                De acuerdo con la legislación del estado de Virginia, los padres de los estudiantes de quinto a décimo grado recibirán esta hoja de información anual que contiene datos importantes sobre la escoliosis y el examen de la escoliosis.


                La escoliosis es una curvatura anormal o giro de la columna vertebral. Afecta entre el 2 y el 3% de la población o alrededor de 700,000 personas en los Estados Unidos. Si no se trata, la escoliosis puede volverse un problema serio, que causa dolor de espalda y artritis degenerativa de la columna vertebral. Puede provocar discopatía o ciática. También puede alterar el bienestar psicológico de un adulto joven cuando existe una deformidad evidente.


                Aunque la escoliosis puede ser la consecuencia de una lesión, un defecto de nacimiento o una enfermedad paralizante, el 80% de los casos se debe a causas desconocidas. Puede ser hereditaria, y afecta siete veces más a menudo a niñas que a niños. Se desarrolla con mayor frecuencia durante el crecimiento acelerado entre las edades de 10 y 15 años, pero también puede desarrollarse o progresar cuando la persona es mayor. La detección y la intervención tempranas pueden prevenir una deformidad estructural adicional y los problemas secundarios resultantes.   


                El examen de la escoliosis es una observación de la columna vertebral del estudiante mientras está de pie y mientras se inclina hacia adelante. Durante el examen, también se puede usar un escoliómetro, un dispositivo para medir la curvatura anormal en la columna vertebral. El tratamiento de la escoliosis varía desde no necesitar tratamiento, el refuerzo de la columna vertebral hasta la cirugía de fusión espinal.


                 Dado que el desarrollo de la escoliosis es gradual y generalmente indoloro, la escoliosis puede desarrollarse sin que los padres ni el niño lo sepan. Es importante que los padres controlen el desarrollo de sus hijos durante estos años de crecimiento y que los médicos de familia los examinen de forma rutinaria. Los signos de la escoliosis pueden incluir hombros desiguales, un omóplato que parece más prominente que el otro, pliegues disparejos de la cintura, una cadera más alta que la otra o una inclinación hacia un lado.


                Si le preocupa la salud de la columna vertebral de su hijo, comuníquese con su médico familiar o con la enfermera de la escuela para hacer un seguimiento.  Si no cuenta con un médico de atención primaria, con su permiso por escrito, la enfermera de la escuela puede proporcionarle un examen inicial.  En caso de ser necesaria una evaluación adicional, puede dirigirlo a otros recursos de atención médica.

    Reminder for picking up end of year medication

    Please be reminded that ALL MEDICATION needs to be picked up by a parent by the last day of school.  Since some of the medications dispensed in the clinic are classified as a controlled substance NO MEDICATION will be sent home with students.  If you are unable to pick up medication by the last day of school, please contact the school nurse to arrange another time.  Anything left here at school after the last day of school will be properly disposed of.

Phone: 540-658-6340


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Samantha Humphreys