PWCS cares deeply about students’ emotional well-being during their time away from school. If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail to studentsupportservices@pwcs.edu. A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability. This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day. If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:

 

Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline 703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline) 1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline) 741741

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline 703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board (west)703.792.7800 or (east)703.792.4900


Hello, my name is Kathy Stevens and I am the school nurse at Haymarket Elementary School. The 2020-21 school year will be my 7th year at Haymarket Elementary School. Prior to working here at Haymarket, I worked as a pediatric nurse, mostly in the hospital setting. I have been a pediatric nurse for 32 years and received a Master of Child Health Nursing/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree from Emory University in 1992. I love working here at Haymarket Elementary and I am looking forward to a happy and healthy school year!

I will be returning to work for the 2020-21 school year starting on August 17th, 2020. My hours are from 8:45am to 4:15pm. If you need to reach me during the school year, please call me at 703-468-2795 or email me at stevenkb@pwcs.edu.

If your child has a medical condition that may require medication or care while at school, please see the information below and call me to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your child's care at school.  


SCHOOL ENTRANCE INFORMATION:

PHYSICAL EXAM AND SCHOOL HEALTH ENTRANCE FORM:
School Entrance Health Form 
School Entrance Health Form Instructions
Student Registration Requirements and Procedures
Physical Examination

TUBERCULOSIS SCREENING:
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Requirements

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS 
Immunization Regulation
Minimum Immunization Requirements for School Entrance 
Minimum Immunization Requirements–Spanish


HEALTH INFORMATION, REGULATIONS, AND FORMS:

ALLERGIES: INFORMATION AND RESOURCES:
Allergy Action Plan for school-Please complete this plan if your child has a life-threatening allergy that requires Epinephrine. There are 5 attachments that make up the Allergy Action Plan. Please complete all 5.

Other Resources:
Management of Life-Threatening Allergies in School and School Age Child Care Manual
Allergy Ready | Food allergy and anaphylaxis education


ASTHMA:
Asthma Action Plan for school-Please complete Attachment I of this regulation in addition to the Virginia Asthma Action Plan below.
Virginia Asthma Action Plan
Virginia Asthma Action Plan (fillable form)
 

MANAGEMENT OF STUDENT BITE INJURIES


CANCER:

Health Treatment Plan for students with cancer in the school setting

 
CONCUSSIONS:

Concussion Management and Education
CDC Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents


DIABETES:
Diabetes Medical Management Plan (2019) -Health Treatment Plan for school

Diabetes Medical Management Plan Supplement
Students with Insulin Pumps and/or Continuous Glucose Monitors


Other Resources:

American Diabetes Association 504 Plan Information 
US Department of Education: Frequently Asked Questions about Section 504
Children with Diabetes: Sample 504 and IEP Plans
JDRF School Advisory Toolkit
American Diabetes Association: Safe at School
Children with Diabetes: Diabetes at School


HEARING AND VISION SCREENING
  

LICE: 
Requirements and Procedures for the Control of Head Lice

 

MANAGEMENT OF STUDENTS WITH HEALTH TREATMENT PLANS:

Includes plans for:
1) Clean Intermittent Catheterization
2) Tube Feeding
3) Authorization For a Specified Medical Procedure
4) Authorization and Consent for Exchange and Release of Medical Information


MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION AT SCHOOL:

Administering Medication 


MENTAL HEALTH:

Mental Health Procedures 
Suicide Prevention
 


SEIZURES:

Management of Epileptic Seizures in the School Setting -Seizure Action Plan for school


Sick Call: When Students Should be Kept Home from School


Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria- Reasons for which a child may be sent home from school or for a parent to keep the child home from school:

 
  1. Fever of 100.4ºF and over – exclude until student has been fever-free for at least 24 hours.
  2. 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. 
  3. Rash of unknown origin (especially if accompanied by a fever). 
  4. Head injury. 
  5. Severe coughing or difficulty breathing. 
  6. Colds – a child with thick or constant nasal discharge should remain home. 
  7. Diarrhea or vomiting – exclude until student has been symptom-free for at least 24 hours. 
  8. Stiff neck associated with a fever and/or a recent injury. 
  9. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school. 
  10. Refer to the VDOH “Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel” for other exclusions/information.
The School Health Services Program