Nurse Kathy Stevens

Reminder: School Vaccine Requirements

Required Immunizations

The deadline for students to meet the immunization requirement for mandatory immunizations for public school enrollment is August 19, 2022. If proof of the required immunizations is not provided by August 19, 2022, the student will be excluded from school starting August 22, 2022, until the required immunization documentation has been provided to the school. If you have questions, please contact the school nurse or visit the immunization requirements webpage.

About Me

Hello, my name is Kathy Stevens and I am the school nurse at Haymarket Elementary School. The 2022-23 school year will be my ninth 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 34 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 2022-23 school year starting on August 15, 2022. My hours are from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Contact

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.

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.

School Entrance Information

Physical Exam and School Health Entrance Form

Tuberculosis Screening

Immunization Requirements

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 five attachments that make up the Allergy Action Plan. Please complete all five.
Additional Resources

Asthma

Cancer

Concussions

Coronavirus

Diabetes

Additional Resources

Health Screening

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

Mental Health

Mental Health Procedures

Suicide Prevention

Seizures

Learn about the School Health Services program.