Clinic

Nurse Amos is here to provide medical care, screen students for illness, teach health maintenance, administer medication, and execute physician-ordered treatment and/or procedures. If she can help you or your child, please do not hesitate to call. 

Nurse: Mrs. Amos, RN
Clinic: (804) 723-2303

Happy WHES studentAbsences Due to Illness

Please call Nurse Amos in the clinic at 723-2303 if your child is absent from school for any reason. If your child is sick, please let us know what type of illness so we can track the illnesses going around our school.

Returning to School After an Illness

When returning to school after an illness, your child should be free of fever (below 100 degrees) vomit, and diarrhea for a minimum of 24 consecutive hours without medication. Secondly, if a child has a known infection such as strep or pink eye, he/she must be on medication for 24 hours before being considered non-contagious and free to return to school.

Medication

Hanover County’s medication policy requires that all medicine, prescription or over-the-counter, be brought in by a parent or legal guardian. All medicine must be in the original container, and the parent/legal guardian must sign a “Permission for Administration of Medication” form. We require a doctor’s written order for a student to take any prescription or other medication for 10 consecutive days or longer at school. Please refer to the medication policy in the student handbook, and call the clinic if you have any questions or concerns about these policies. 

Allergies

We distribute allergy alert letters at the beginning of the school year to those in classrooms in which there is a child with severe allergies. These letters provide guidelines for foods that we must avoid as snack items in order to protect these vulnerable students. If you receive an allergy letter, please read it carefully, and keep it for reference throughout the year.

Wellness Policy

During the summer of 2015, Hanover County’s school board revised the wellness policy (School Board Policy 6-3.19) to state that students may not bring food into the school building to share with other students. If you wish to recognize your child’s birthday or another special occasion, please do not send edible treats for the class. 

This policy also requires that we provide all parents with advance notification of any instructional activities or classroom parties that may involve food. For this reason, you will receive at least one week’s notice of these events, including a specific menu. This notification will also be your opportunity to provide permission for your child to participate or offer information regarding accommodations specific to your child.

Health Reminders

Most viruses and bacterial infections spread at school because children often sneeze or cough while in close contact with each other. Please encourage your child to cover his/her nose and mouth, preferably with a tissue, when coughing or sneezing and to place the dirty tissue in the trash can. Using a hand or shirt sleeve is also better than not covering at all. Washing hands after coughing and sneezing is the most important action. If we do not have soap and water readily available, hand sanitizer can be used.

Encourage your child to make good food choices and remain active. Our school is increasing awareness of good nutrition and fitness by doing classroom activities as well as school-wide activities to promote better health habits. Keep your eyes and ears open for these fun activities, and ask your child about them. Also, do family activities at home that encourage movement, and make healthier food choices with and for your child. 

Forms

The following forms may be printed and delivered to the clinic. Paper copies available upon request. 

The following forms may be picked up from the clinic or requested from Mrs. Amos.

  • Memorandum of Understanding for Private Duty Nurse
  • Release of Medical Information
  • Medically Fragile Health Services Plan
  • Medical Procedure Order Form

 

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