Medication Use at School

Just a reminder that all medication must be administered through the clinic. According to the Prince William County Schools Code of Behavior prescription and over the counter medications are considered prohibited substances unless the appropriate documentation and clearance through the school health office is provided. The possession of a prohibited substance may result in expulsion from school. Please clear all medication that a student needs to take during school hours and during any school sponsored activities that take place on PWCS grounds with me in the clinic. This includes allergy and cold medication, inhalers, and pain medication. Call me if you have any questions.

Students are now able to carry and use cough drops as needed. The medication form can be accessed in "Useful Links" on the left.

Allergies!!

Please be aware of  any allergy symptoms that might develop as we head into Spring.  Over the counter allergy medication including allergy eye drops might be all that is needed but discuss your student's particular need with your health care provider.  If your student has asthma, remember that seasonal allergies often trigger asthma episodes.  Please make sure that we have an inhaler here at school for those emergencies.  Please be sure to send adequate tissues for your student's runny nose! If any medication needs to be taken at school make sure the proper procedure is followed.

Immunizations

All students in middle school must have the following immunizations:

  • DPT- minimum of 4 with 4th after 4th birthday
  • Polio- series of 4 with 4th after 4th birthday 
  • Hep B- series of 3: at least 1 month between 1st and 2nd, and at least 16 weeks between 1st and 3rd vaccine
  • MMR- series of 2 with 1st given after age 1
  • Varicella - 1 given after 1st birthday
  • TDAP - given at age 11
  • HPV--at parents discretion

Highly recommended:

  • Meningococcal
  • Hep A
  • Annual Flu vaccine

A copy of the Virginia Department of Health Immunization Requirements for Schools and Day Cares can be found in 'Files and Documents' on the left of this page.

Please keep a copy of all immunizations that your student receives with his/her birth certificate

9-5-2-1-0 For Health

9 HOURS OF SLEEP EVERY NIGHT!!
5 FRUITS AND VEGGIES EVERY DAY!!
2 HOURS OR LESS OF SCREEN TIME EACH DAY!!
1 HOUR OF EXERCISE EVERYDAY!!
0 SUGARY DRINKS!!