Important!!!

Parents, please remember that NEW Asthma Actions plans, Allergy Plans and/or Health Treatment Plans need to be filled out every year by your child’s Doctor’s office.  Feel free to stop by the clinic to pick up new plan  or one can be printed online from the clinic page on the Hampton Website.

 Thank you for your cooperation and helping me to keep your student safe!


About Me:
Hello 
My name is Tracy Johnson and I am very excited to be the nurse at George M. Hampton Middle School. I have been a nurse for almost 30 years beginning my career in New York City at New York Hospital Burns Intensive Care Unit. I moved to Virginia with my husband and 2 children in 1994 and begin working for Inova Home Health. I then worked 16 years at Reston Hospital Center Medical /Oncology and Pre & Post Operative care units. This is my 2nd year as a School Nurse with Prince William County Public Schools and I am looking forward to promoting health and well being to all students and staff at Hampton Middle School.

The purpose of the School Health Program is to create an environment of wellness that supports student learning. Please help me by filling out a health treatment plan if your child has a chronic illness or requires special medical treatments. My door is always open to discuss any health concerns you may have.
I can be reached by phone 703-670-6166, email johnsot1@pwcs.edu or stop by the clinic sometime.

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.
 

Medication administration form (English)
Medication administration form (Spanish)


Immunizations:

TDAP-The state of Virginia requires that all 6th graders (regardless of age) receive the TDAP booster prior to the first day of school. Your child will not be permitted to start school until they have received their vaccine.
       

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

When should I keep my child home from school?

Exclusion Graphic




Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria 
Regulation. 757-1 

Parents are often confronted with this decision when their child complains of not feeling well. The following guidelines may be helpful but they do not cover every medical condition and does not take the place of seeking medical attention. 

Fever - 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher - A fever is a sign of illness. A child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher should not attend school until student has been fever free for at least 24 hours (without fever reducing medication).


Colds- Minor cold symptoms are common and usually don't interfere with school attendance. A child with thick or constant nasal discharge or constant cough should remain home.

Rash - A rash may cover the entire body or only one area. A student who has a rash of unknown origin or accompanied with a fever should not attend school.

Vomiting/Diarrhea - Student should not attend school until symptom free for at least 24 hours.

Stiff neck -associated with a fever and /or a recent injury.

Head injury -student should not come to school until doctor has cleared to do so.

Conjunctivitis (pink eye), strep infections, ring worm and impetigo are all infections and must be treated with medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.

Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.

 

9-5-2-1-0 For Health

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

Helpful Links:

For Students with Asthma- please fill out both forms included in these two links
Asthma Action Plan (PDF)
Administration of Asthma Medications to Students

For students with allergies requiring emergency medications
Allergy Action Plan