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Clinic News

Instructor: Ms. Megan Gay BSN, RN

Welcome to the Clinic News Page for Reagan Middle School! My name is Nurse Megan and I am excited to start at Reagan MS this year. I am coming to you from 3 years of Emergency Room Nursing with experience in taking care of both adults and children. I am excited to be here and ready for the interesting year ahead. Hope to see everyone in person soon when safe again!


Contact Ms. Megan Gay, School Nurse

Contact me at GayMA@pwcs.edu or 571-402-3568. 

Announcements

10/27/2020- Don't forget to get your flu shot for you and your students this year! Although everyone's mind seems to be on Covid-19, it still remains equally important to protect yourself from the flu. Remember the flu shot does not give you the flu and it is recommended by the CDC for anyone over 6 months old once every year. For more information please check out the resources linked below and the link on the sidebar regarding the seasonal flu.

Misconceptions About the Flu

Vaccine Finder

Health Department Locator

VA Department of Health: Miss the Flu

10/16/2020- Although we continue to be in a virtual environment, the Virginia Department of Health recommends our children/students remain up to date on their vaccine schedule and routine physicals. Going to the pediatrician would be considered an ESSENTIAL reason to leave the home at this time. The VA Department of Education has not made any exceptions to vaccine requirements due to Covid-19 at this time.

7th grade Tdap

New legislation from the state of Virginia, effective July 1, 2019, requires all 7th graders to have a Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) booster shot to start school on August 26, 2020. Immunizations can be obtained from your primary care doctor, the health department or other health care facilities (CVS or urgent care facilities).  Immunization documentation may be faxed to 703-782-1638, scanned as a PDF file and emailed to gayMA@pwcs.edu or dropped off at Reagan Middle School Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM. 

 Prince William Health Department

9301 Lee Avenue 
Manassas, VA 20110 
703 792-6300 

4001 Prince William Parkway, Suite 101
Woodbridge, VA 22193 
703 792-7300

 This website contains the full list of vaccine requirements for students on the Virginia Department of Health website:

Immunization Requirements for School

Important documents

Important documents needed for health plans, medications, exemptions, etc will be listed at the bottom of this page under files.

FOOD HELP LINE 703-794-4668.   Families can call and agents  will help direct you to their nearest food pantry based on your location or they will be entered into a system to get a delivery if they do not have transportation or are immune compromised.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

There are training power points linked below for both parents and students. These come straight from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and give great info on Covid-19 and what it will be like when returning to school. (VDOE Covid Parents and VDOE Covid Students located at end of links)

COVID-19 Community Resources PowerPoint.pdf

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.  Here are some links that you might find helpful:

Virginia Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
National Institute of Health
World Health Organization

Stop the Spread of Germs

According to the Center for Disease Control you can help stop the spread of disease by doing the following: 

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub .
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • See Everyday Preventive Actions   [257 KB, 2 pages] (PDF) and Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) for more information about actions, apart from getting vaccinated and taking medicine, that people and communities can take to help slow the spread of illnesses like influenza (flu).

Keep your child home when?

Stay home when you're feeling sick

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 toschool. 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.
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