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Any medication not picked up in the clinic by Friday, June 17 will be disposed of. 

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School Health - Clinic News

Hello, my name is Lorna Swingle and this is my eigth year at Mt. View. I have four kids who either attend or have attended PWCS and are very involved in sports. I have a background in pediatric nursing as well as newborn and NICU. I love being with the kids and I really enjoy seeing them and joking around with them every day.  Please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns about your child's health. 

The PWCS school nurse program is designed to promote child and adolescent health and reduce health-related risk behaviors. The program is comprised of school nurses, a school health services coordinator, and a medical consultant. The role of the school nurse is to support student learning which is accomplished by implementing strategies that promote student and staff health. The school nurse provides health services, health education, staff wellness, promotes physical education and activity, and promotes community involvement. The school nurse also identifies health and safety concerns in the school environment and works collaboratively with staff, students and families in addressing these concerns.

Medication Pick Up
Any medication that is not picked up from the clinic by dismissal (12:25pm) on Friday, June 17, 2016 will be disposed of that day when the students leave.

Please also note that the Allergy and Asthma Health Treatment Plans that are to be filled out for the 2016-17 school year can be found at the bottom of the Clinic News section of the Mountain View webpage under Health Documents..
Auvi-Q Recall
Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi‑Q®
Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery

Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi‑Q® (epinephrine injection, USP). The recall involves all Auvi‑Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals, retailers and consumers. This includes lot number 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016. The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery.

To view the entire recall notice and for further information visit the website at:​

Blue Placemat Policy
Our blue placemat policy in the cafeteria was created at Mt. View a few years ago in order to ensure safety and awareness for all of our students with food allergies. It is not specifically for students with peanut allergies. If we have a health treatment plan on file for a student whose allergies require the use of an epi-pen or other medication, the student is seated at the end of the table with a blue placemat. This allows our cafeteria hostesses to keep a closer eye on them. The students with placemats are not isolated from classmates; they are at the same table but they are separated from children who may have peanut butter or other foods that may cause an allergic reaction. Please do not give any treats, even if they are labeled peanut/tree nut free to the students with placemats. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school nurse.
Medication and Health Treatment Plans
Please remember that all Health Treatment Plans and prescription medication forms are required to signed by your physician. Over the counter medication forms can be filled out by the parent or guardian. All medication must also be brought to the clinic by a parent or guardian in its original, unopened container. All necessary forms can be printed from the bottom of this page. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Let's get ready for a happy and healthy school year!
Medical Forms
Please use the attached link to download any medical forms that you may need for the 2015-16 school year. Please note there is an option to have your physician fill out the Asthma Action Plan online. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.​

End of Year Medication Pick Up
The end of the school year is approaching and this is a friendly reminder that ALL medication must be picked up and signed for before the last day of school. Any medication, both prescription and over the counter, that is not picked up by June 18th will be disposed of.

If your child needs a health treatment plan for the 2015-2016 school year, please see me in the clinic or call me and I will give you one to have filled out over the summer. They can also be found on the bottom of the clinic news page on the Mountain View website.
TDap Booster Reminder
According to the Prince William County Schools’ regulation #755-1, all students entering the 6th grade must have a Tdap booster before entering middle school in September. This requirement applies to all students that are 11years old and if at least five years have passed since receiving the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. Please do not wait until next summer...if your child has already turned 11, please bring him/her to receive the Tdap booster.

If your child has already received the booster, please send me a copy of the record so it can be added to your child’s file. Please be advised that students will not be allowed to enter middle school without documentation of this immunization. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me
New Allergy Action Plan
There is a new Allergy Action Plan for the 2014-15 school year stated in the PWCS Regulation 757-2. This form is required for all students with food or other serious allergies. The hard copy of the new plan can be found on the bottom of this page in the Health Documents section. For more information on the new allergy action policies, please click on the links below:
Lice Information
If your child shows signs of lice: itching, cream colored eggs stuck on hair shafts and/or small black bugs crawling in their hair please do not panic but read the information listed at the bottom of this webpage in the health documents section.  It is really important to let me know if your child has lice, that is the only way that we can stop it from spreading.  Please refer to the PWCS Regulation 753-2 for more information.

Immunization Information
State Announces New Immunization Requirements for Virginia Students

In State’s Superintendent’s Memo No. 049-10, the Virginia Department of Education announced that students attending Virginia public schools have the following four new immunization requirements and/or changes for the 2010–11 school year:

• A second dose of varicella vaccine is required before entering kindergarten.
• A second dose of mumps vaccine is required before entering kindergarten.
• Four doses of polio vaccine are required, with one dose being administered after age four, for all children enrolling in school (K–12).
• Four doses of DTaP vaccine are required, with one dose being administered after age four, for all children enrolling in school (K–12).

Parents are responsible for providing documentation that all required immunizations are up-to-date, completed, or that a medical or religious exemption has been obtained. Immunization requirements for a child to enroll or attend public school in Virginia are outlined in the Virginia Department of Health’s School & Day Care Minimum Immunization Requirements.


Health Treatment Plans
If your child has a special health condition that the school needs to be aware of, please have your physician fill out a Health Treatment Plan.  These forms can be picked up in the nurse's office or downloaded from the health documents links below.  The nurse and staff at Mt. View Elementary follow the directions stated in the plan to provide your child with the safest and most appropriate medical care to satisfy his/her specific health needs.

Please also remember that in order for your child to receive medication at school, there must be an appropriate medication authorization form filled out for both prescription and over the counter medications.  Any medication must be dropped off by the parent in an unopened container and all medication will be kept in the clinic.
School exclusion citeria:
Please remember that according to the PWCS regulation #758-1, children must remain home from school for at least 24 hours if they have a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher and for 24 hours after an episode of vomitting or diarrhea.  If your child has strep throat, he/she must be on antibiotics for at least 24 hours before returning to school.  By complying with this regulation, this will help us maintain a healthier environment for everyone at school.  We want to assure you that the entire building is being cleaned by our custodial staff on a regular basis with a school approved disinfectant.
Clinic Information
Parents will be notified if a child is seen frequently in the clinic with minor complaints of illness or injury that tend to be chronic and keep the student out of class.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our children healthy. We all want to minimize the number of days that your children miss school and provide a healthy environment conducive to learning.

Health Documents
 Allergy Action Plan 2014-15.pdf
Food allergy action plan.
 Recommended Instructions and Treatment for Head Lice.doc
Should you find head lice on your child, please follow the recommendations for treatment. It is also very important to let the school nurse know so we can take steps to prevent further spreading in the school.
 registration req for admin.doc
School Health Entrance Requirements
School Health Physical Form
 Snow Cone Ingredients.pdf
Snow Cone Ingredients
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