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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 my 2nd year at Reagan MS. 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. If you have any questions about any health needs or otherwise, please reach out. We are going to have a great year!


Contact Ms. Megan Gay, School Nurse

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

Student Health Services - Prince William County Public Schools (pwcs.edu)

Announcements

Required Immunization Deadline January 6, 2022

The deadline for 7th grade students to meet the new immunization requirement for the Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) immunization is January 6, 2022. The deadline for 7th grade students to meet the immunization requirement for the Tdap Booster is January 6, 2022. If proof of these required immunizations is not provided by January 5, 2022, the student will be excluded from school starting January 6, 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.

Daily health screenings

Parents should continue to screen their students for any Covid-related symptoms and/or fever prior to sending students to school. Students exhibiting symptoms (or exclusion criteria symptoms listed at bottom of this page) will be sent home unless we have a doctor's note or negative Covid test on file. 

State updates childhood vaccine requirements:

To align with current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
recommendations, the 2020 General Assembly passed House Bill 1090 amending minimum vaccination requirements. View VDOE Superintendent's Memo 095-21,House Bill 1090 Childhood Vaccine Requirements Update (PDF) and the following attachments:

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

Is it really that important to see my Pediatrician right now?  YES! (click the previous link to find out why)

 

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 per Prince William County Public Schools Regulation 757-1:

  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. Abdominal pain that continues for more than 2 hours or intermittent abdominal pain associated with fever or other signs or symptoms.
  9. Stiff neck associated with a fever and/or a recent injury.
  10. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.
  11. ***Refer to the Virginia Department of Health's "Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel" for other exclusions/information.
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