Nurse's Nook


Hello, my name is Katie DePalma. I am the school nurse for Neabsco Elementary School. The school health program is to support student learning in a safe and healthy envirnoment. If you have any questions or concerns related to student health please contact me.
Main office: 703-670-2147
Clinic: 571-589-4718
Email: depalmkc1@pwcs.edu

Covid-19 Information:

PWCS Updates on COVID-19 Response
Virginia Department of Health

Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

Free Covid-19 Testing Sites and Locations


For Prince William County community resources related to COVID-19 for English click here or Spanish click 
here.


PWCS Daily Health Screening
Please complete the daily health check with your child every morning prior to in-person schooling. If your child was medicated with Tylenol or Motrin for a fever in the last 24 hours, do not send your child to school.

Illness

Reasons your child should stay home from school or may be sent home from school/SACC. Students with the following conditons will not be permitted to ride the school bus home. The student must be released to a parent/guardian or adult designne. Please refer to PWCS Regulation 757-1

  1. Fever of 100.4ºF and over – exclude until student has been fever-free without the use of fever reducing medication 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 with fever and/or behavioral changes, until a primary care provider has determined that the illness is not a communicable disease.
  4. Head injury.
  5. Severe coughing or difficulty breathing.
  6. Colds – a child with thick or constant nasal discharge should remain home.
  7. Diarrhea - sudden increase in frequency to more than three loose/watery stools per day. Exclude until student has been symptom free for at least 24 hours.
  8. Vomiting - unless the vomiting is determined to be caused by a diagnosed non-communicable/non-infectious condition (such as dysmenorrhea, dysphagia, etc.).
  9. Abdominal pain that continues for more than two hours or intermittent abdominal pain associated with fever or other signs or symptoms.
  10. Stiff neck associated with fever and/or a recent injury.
  11. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.
  12. Refer to the Virginia Department of health's "Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel" for other exclusions/information.

Health Treatment Plans

Health treatment plans should be completed by the student's physician and delivered to the nurse at the start of each school year. Any accompanying medications must be delivered by the parent in original, unopened packaging with prescription label intact (when applicable) and unexpired. Students are not permitted to transport medications to and from school.

Virginia Asthma Action Plan

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan
Request for Administration of Medication for Allergic Reactions
Student Epinephrine Self-Carry Authorization
Severe Allergy Individual Health Care Plan
Student Allergy History Form

Updated Virginia Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP)

Seizure Action Plan

Authorization for Medication Administration Form

Authorization to Implement Health Treatment Plans
(Must accompany ALL PWCS Health Treatment Plans)

Release of Medical Information Authorization