The Student Health Services Program

The Student Health Program works to promote child and adolescent health and reduce health-related risk behaviors. It is comprised of school nurses, a school health services supervisor, and a medical consultant.

 

 Cold and Flu Prevention

2020欧洲杯积分 All PWCS families are encouraged to continue the practice of maintaining healthy behaviors necessary during any cold and flu season. These include but are not limited to:

  •  Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand cleaner if soap and water are not available.
  •  Cover nose and mouth with a sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick. 

 

Allergies - Information & Resources

Whether caused by peanuts, dairy products, bees, or dust, allergies can be life-threatening.

  • Please observe school warnings meant to protect students with serious allergies;
  • Report student allergies to the school nurse immediately;
  • Provide EpiPens, if necessary—schools have EpiPens for unexpected emergencies, but the right prescription from a doctor provides greater safety for your child.

Eating Disorders

 

Sick Call: When Students Should be Absent

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 the 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 the 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.

Protecting Student Health

Protecting student health is a top priority for Prince William County Public Schools. The School Health Services Program is ready to address important health issues.

Concussion Training 

Eating Disorders

Coronavirus FAQ

Care of Students with Diabetes

Links

 

Immunization Information 

Vaccinations

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