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Brandi Saunders, BSN, RN

Medication Pick Up June 3, 2020 12pm - 2pm

Please pull into the circle at River Oaks Elementary, I will be set up outside to distribute medications that are currently in the clinic.  Do not exit your automobiles, I will bring the medication to you.  If possible please bring your own pen, if not I will provide you with one to sign for the medication.
Any medication not picked up will be discarded per protocol.  Please feel free to email me with any questions, saundebl@pwcs.edu.


Covid-19

During this Covid-19 outbreak  in our county, state, country and the world, it is easy to be misinformed.  If you are interested in Covid-19 information please use a reputable site to answer your concerns and/or update yourself.  I am available if you have any questions and/or concerns, saundebl@pwcs.edu.  Below are some links that you might find helpful:

Virginia Department of Health  
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

Center for Disease Control (CDC)  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
National Institute of Health (NIH)  https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
World Health Organization (WHO)  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Food Pantry Hotline for Prince William County is 703-794-4668



MISSING MY MARVEL BOOK!!   If anyone finds it please return it to the clinic


Clothes:  
If your child borrowed clothes from the clinic, please wash and return them as soon as possible.  

VISION AND HEARING SCREENING
We screen hearing and vision on all kindergarten students, third grade students, andall students new to Prince William County Schools. The Lions Club is utilized for the vision screenings and it is scheduled for September 25, 2019. Hearing screenings are scheduled for October 18, 2019.  If a child fails the first hearing screening, he/she is re-screened a two weeks later. If they fail a second time, a referral is sent home withthe student. At that point, contact your physician regarding any follow up they feel is necessary. If a child fails the vision screening, a referral letter is sent home and theparent is to follow up as necessary. If you are unable to afford an eye exam andeyeglasses if necessary, please contact me - I may be able to provide  a voucher foran exam and eyeglasses for your child. A parent may request that I do a hearing orvision screening at any time. 
IF YOUR CHILD WEARS EYEGLASSES PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY WEAR THEM!!!!!


Scoliosis

Parents remember to have your student screened for scoliosis by their Primary Care Physician routinely


ATTENTION RISING 6TH GRADERS
Immunization Requirements and Recommendations:
Parents and Guardians of Rising 6th Grade Students:  EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019, The Virginia Department of Health has mandated
that a booster dose of Tdap vaccine is required for ALL children entering the 7th grade.  This is a change from previous years.  If
you have any questions please contact Nurse Saunders.

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

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

HANDWASHING
Please watch the video below, handwashing is very important in preventing the spread of infections, colds, germs of all kinds.  
Please stress good handwashing with your children.  The flu season is here and stays longer it seems every year, please be
sure to have your child vaccinated.

The Importance of Hand Washing

Please call the office line for all Absences and Tardies 703-441-0500.

WHEN TO STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL

Regulation R757-1

I. Fever of 100.4° F and over – exclude until student has been fever-free without the use of fever reducing medication for at least
24 hours.

II. Conjunctivitis (pink eye), strep infections, ringworm, and impetigo are all infections and must be treated with medication for a minimum
 of 24 hours before returning to school. Please do not allow affected students back before this time so that other students are not infected unnecessarily.

III. Rash of unknown origin with fever and/or behavioral changes, until a primary care provider has determined that the illness is not a
 communicable disease.

IV. Head injury.

V. Severe coughing or difficulty breathing.

VI. Colds – a child with thick or constant nasal discharge should remain home.

VII. Diarrhea – sudden increase in frequency to more than three loose/watery stools per day. Exclude until student has been symptom
 free for at least 24 hours.

VIII. Vomiting – unless the vomiting is determined to be caused by a diagnosed non-communicable/non-infectious condition (such as
dysmenorrhea, dysphagia, etc.).

IX. Abdominal pain that continues for more that two hours or intermittent abdominal pain associated with fever or other signs or
symptoms.

X. Stiff neck associated with fever and/or a recent injury.

XI. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.

XII. Refer to the Virginia Department of Health’s “Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel” for other exclusions
/information.

CONCUSSION INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Please click on the link below to a presentation about head injuries and concussions. There is also a video clip of Tim Tebow as he
suffered a concussion. To play the video, RIGHT click and choose "play." To stop the video, RIGHT click on it again, and un-select "play." 

CHANGE OF CLOTHES IN BACKPACKS

Parents of Kindergarten and First grade students please consider putting a full change of clothes in your child's backpack.  The
clinic's supply of clothes is very low and often we can not supply a change in case of an accident.  Please place the change of
clothes in a zip lock bag and it can stay in the student's backpack in case it is needed.  That will save you a trip to the
school and get your student back in class and feeling fresh in no time.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to
call Nurse Saunders 703-441-0500.
New Medication Regulation 757-4

Regulation 757-4 was approved on October 19.  Some areas that I want to highlight with our school community include regulation of non
medicated products.  
Products used for cosmetic purposes and not for relief of symptoms are not regarded as medication.  These products would include
 non-prescription eye care products such as saline or contact lens solutions and skin care preparations such as petroleum jelly, Clearasil,
lip balm, hand lotion, insect repellent, and sunscreen.  Students may carry and appropriately use non-medicated products.  For the
comfort and safety of others, spray or aerosol products are not to be used.


Cough drops and throat lozenges

Cough drops and throat lozenges may be carried and used by students in kindergarten through grade 12 as needed, provided that they
are in the original container or packaging (Authorization for Medication Administration form is not required).  Students must not share
cough drops or throat lozenges under any circumstances.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Nurse Saunders 703-441-0500.

Updates on Head Lice

The link below will give you access to information on the prevention and treatment of head lice. Look for the link to S.C.R.A.T.C.H.
https://pwcs.ss9.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_340140/File/Migration/Policies%20&%20Regulations/Regulations/R753-2.pdf                                                                               
Other regulations of interest: click on regulation to read or print
 
R755-1  Minimum Immunization Requirements.pdf
R757-2  Food Allergy Action Plan allergic reactions requiring an epipen.pdf
R757-3  Emergency Treatment Plan (p.6-10) for chronic health conditions.pdf
R757-6  Diabetic Health Treatment Plan (p.3-8).pdf
R757-7 Seizure Plan of Care (p.3-4).pdf  

Informative Web Sites

 -Center for Disease Control and Prevention  www.cdc.org
 -Allergy & Asthma Network www.aanma.org
 -Asthma fact sheet for kids  www.cdc.gov/asthma/pdfs/kids fast facts.pdf
 -To sign up for pollen count email alerts  www.pollen.com/allergy-weather-forecast.asp