Nurse Kathy Stevens

April 10, 2023: End of the school year medication pick up: 

If your child has any medication in the school clinic, please make plans to pick up their medication at the end of the school year. Emergency use medications such as Epinephrine, Albuterol, seizure medications, and diabetic medication and supplies should remain at school until dismissal on the last day of school which will be Thursday, June 15, 2023. Medication cannot be sent home with students, it must be picked up by an adult. Any medication that remains after 3:00 pm on June 15th will be disposed of by PWCS staff. If you are not sure if your child has medication in the clinic, please email me at or call me at 703-468-2795. As we get closer to the end of the school year, a reminder will be sent home to parents of all students who have medications in the clinic.


Reminder: School Vaccine Requirements

Required Immunizations

The deadline for students to meet the immunization requirement for mandatory immunizations for public school enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is Thursday, August 17, 2023. If you have questions, please call me at 703-468-2795, email me at, or visit the PWCS immunization requirements webpage. Thank you for your assistance.

PWCS Immunization Requirements

Health Promotion

Please remember to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw used tissues in the trash. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands. Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, dry hands with a paper towel, and use the paper towel to turn off the faucet. If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizers may also be used to perform hand hygeine. Remember to stay home when you are sick until at least 24 hours have passed without a fever and without the use of fever reducing medications. Together we can help stop the spread of germs that may make you and others ill. 

About Me

Hello, my name is Kathy Stevens and I am the school nurse at Haymarket Elementary School. The 2023-24 school year will be my tenth 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 35 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 2023-24 school year starting on August 14, 2023. My hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


If you need to reach me during the school year, please call me at 703-468-2795 or email me at

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 100ºF 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 Health Forms

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






Additional Resources

Health Screening


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


Learn about the School Health Services program