Please note, we have a new asthma treatment plan form this year. This new form is more user friendly and allows for some blanks to be filled in electronically. It can be found here: Virginia Asthma Action Plan
Please remember, per PWCS regulation, students may NOT carry medication to or from school. A parent or guardian must transport medications to and from school and proper paperwork must be on file in the clinic (including physician signature for ALL prescription medication).
Medication found in backpacks or in the students possession on school property is in violation of PWCS policies and may result in disciplinary actions. Exceptions to this rule are Inhaler, Glucagon or Epipen if the doctor has signed a Treatment Plan stating the student may carry the medication. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter to keep our students safe.
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! My name is Elania White and I am excited to be at Marshall.
On this page, you will find the various information and forms to help our students stay happy and healthy.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Elaina White, RN 703 791 2099
What Does A School Nurse Do?
The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate normal development and positive student response to interventions; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, and learning (NASN, 2010)
Food Allergies and Birthday Celebrations
We have many students at our school who are severely allergic to peanuts and/or tree nuts. In an effort to provide a safe environment for these students who have this severe allergy, we will need your help. Since peanut oil, peanut products, and tree nuts (walnuts, peanuts, almonds, pistachio, etc.) are so widely used in foods yet not so easily detected, we are asking that you read labels carefully. Non-food items, such as stickers, pencils, and notepads, provide a risk-free treat that the whole class can enjoy.
We have several students with such severe allergies that even a tiny amount of peanut or tree nut dust or residue entering the eyes, nose, or mouth or on the skin can be life-threatening. Careful hand-washing before coming to school would be beneficial because we need to be extra careful regarding this situation.
Our school strives to provide a safe environment for all students. We are requesting that no peanut or tree nut snacks be sent into the classroom. When selecting items for the class to share for snacks, parties, crafts, or other purposes, we would greatly appreciate your cooperation for not choosing any foods that contain peanuts, peanut oil, peanut products, or any types of tree nuts.
Please feel free to call if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Non-food Celebration Ideas for Elementary School
- Celebrate your child’s birthday, with a lasting contribution to Marshall Elementary School’s Library. Donations will be acknowledged over the school’s morning announcements on your child’s special occasion and he/she will be the first to check-out the book.
- Each student and teacher writes something nice about the birthday student. These can be written on separate sheets and stapled together or in a special small notebook or autograph book provided by the parent.
- Birthday student brings in a wrapped gift to share with the class (game/activity). At the end of the school year it can either be donated to the classroom or the student can take it home.
- Gel pens, pencils, pens, erasers, stickers
- Postcards (local ones, zoo, museum, etc.).
- Mini address books.
- Post work in the hall or near the office.
- Birthday picture taken with the principal!
Important School Information
Important Changes to Allergy Action Plan
If your child has a food allergy, please make sure to take the updated forms to your doctor as soon as possible. The changes to the regulation help us keep your child as safe as possible while in our care. We have copies available here in the office at Marshall, or it can be found Here
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
School Entrance Physicals
Per the Code of Virginia, students must have a comprehensive physical examination performed within the twelve
months prior to the date that the student first enters such public
kindergarten or elementary school.
This documentation must be provided to the school nurse prior to the first day of school.
Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Form
Health Treatment Plans
When Should My Child Stay Home from School?
Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria (PWCS Regulation 758-1)
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 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. 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.
Guidelines for Medication at School
I. It is the intent of the Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) to assist parents/guardians when they are unable to come to school/School Age Child Care (SACC) to administer medication by giving needed medication to the student so that the student may maintain school/SACC attendance. Only PWCS employees/and
childcare contractors (CCC) who have completed the Medication Administration course may administer medications. Once the course is completed, a school nurse shall provide annual one-hour refresher training for two consecutive years. Every three years the PWCS three-hour Medication Administration course must be repeated.
II. Every effort shall be made by the parent/guardian for the student to receive needed medication outside of the school/SACC day. Most medications scheduled once, twice, or three times daily should be given at home. Prescription or non-prescription medications shall be administered to students by parents/guardians outside of school/SACC hours except in unusual circumstances.
III. The first or adjusted dose of medication shall be administered at home by the parent/guardian prior to delivery of medication to school/SACC.
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