Nurse's Corner  

 

 

4/29/2020
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

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  
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

Center for Disease Control (CDC)  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
National Institute of Health (NIH)  https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
World Health Organization (WHO)  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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PWCS cares deeply about students’ emotional well-being during their time away from school.  If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail tostudentsupportservices@pwcs.edu.  A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability.  This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day.  If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:

 

Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline                                               703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline)               1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline)         741741   

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline     703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board               703.792.7800

 

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Health Treatment Plans
If a student with allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizures or other conditions requires special treatment at school (including administration of the medications), please see the "Links" list on the right to have the appropriate forms completed by the physician.  Make sure to include any emergency contacts where applicable.

Medications
Please note that ALL medications must have a Medication Authorization form completed by the parent and/or physician before they can be accepted at the school.  Students are NOT allowed at ANY time to carry medications to/from the school.  This must be done by a parent/guardian.

Over-the-counter medications requiring administration greater than the dose or age on the label must have physician's signature on the authorization form (Ex: Advil tabs for >12 yrs).  Prescription medications, of course, also require a physician's signature.

ALL forms must be updated every year.  Medications must be picked up the last week of school or will be disposed of by staff.