Students Must be Healthy to be Educated and Educated to be Healthy!
Our goal is healthy students in the classroom, ready to learn. We encourage good hygiene at school like hand washing, and covering mouths with an arm when coughing, ect. to eliminate the spread of germs as well as eating healthy foods and drinking lots of water to help our bodies immune system stay healthy and strong. Sometimes even when we do everything right, we still become ill. If your student is running a fever, experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, or has other symptoms that may be contagious to others, please keep your student at home until they are free of symtoms without medication for 24 hours or have been seen by a physcian and given a written note that they are able to return to school. If these symptoms develop at school or your student becomes injured while at school, we will contact you to pick your student up from school ASAP. Please be sure we have the best number to reach you on file as well as a relative or friend who is available to pick up your child if you are unable to do so.
A complete list of the student services policies is available on the Stafford County web site under Health services. This will also provide a more detailed explanation of the role of the nurse in the school building and the services that are available and provided to your student.
Forms needed for parents and physicians to complete and sign for students to have medications at school are also available on the school web site at SCPS Health Services under health services. You may need to hit the down arrow in the center of the page to view a complete list of forms available.
Please feel free to call the clinic between 8:30AM-4PM, Monday through Friday during school hours with any questions or concerns. Please copy me in any email sent to your student's teacher regarding any health concerns.
Dianne Johnson, RN