Clinic Information

For current PWCS Covid guidelines call the school nurse.


Reminders for Cold and Flu Season

As we are entering the cold and flu season, this is a reminder of the best health practices to decrease the spread and transmission of viruses in PWCS schools.   

Please remember to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw used tissues in the trash.  If you don't have a tissue, cough, or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.  Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, dry hands with a paper towel, and use the paper towel to turn off the faucet.  If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizers may also be used to preform hand hygiene.  Remember to stay home when you’re sick until at least 24 hours without a fever or the use of fever reducing medicine.  Together we can help stop the spread of germs that may make you and others ill!


Meet Your Nurse

My name is Katie Jurcich and I am happy to be the school nurse at Old Bridge Elementary School. I hope the following information will help answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions you may have. You may contact me via email or you may call the front office.

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Important Information for a Healthy School

When Should I Keep My Child Home From School?

Students will be sent home from school or should be excluded from school (per regulation 757-1) for the following reasons:
  1. Fever of 100.4 degrees and over - exclude until student has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
  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.
  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 drainage should remain at home
  7. Diarrhea or vomiting - exclude until student has been symptom free for at least 24 hours
  8. Stiff neck associated with fever and/or recent injury
  9. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school
  10. Refer to the VDOH Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel attached below for other exclusions/information.

Medications at School and Special Health Conditions

Special health conditions can be managed at school. If your student needs medication at school, it needs to be brought into the clinic by an adult, in the original sealed container, and accompanied by the proper paperwork. New paperwork is required for each school year. See below for medication authorization forms and other health treatment plan forms. Please don't hesitate to speak with me if you have questions about managing your student's special health condition at school.

Hearing and Vision Screening

Kindergarten and third grade students have their vision and hearing screened during the first months of the school year. You will be notified only if there is a problem with results of either screening. 

Kindergarten Parents

Please consider packing a change of clothes in your student's backpack. We have a very limited supply of clothing available in the clinic.

Emergency Cards

Parents and guardians please make sure the school has up-to-date contact information for all persons listed on the emergency card. This is crucial when trying to contact parents and/or emergency contacts regarding illness and/or injury at school.

Food Allergy Awareness

We have many students at Old Bridge Elementary school with life threatening food allergies. Please remind your student of the importance of not sharing food during snack or lunch. Also, please consider peanut and nut free snack items that will be eaten in the classroom. If your child has a food allergy and does not yet have an allergy action plan in the clinic please see the forms below.


Health Regulations and Forms

School Entrance Health Form

Management of Medication Administration Regulation 757-4

Fillable-Asthma Form (PDF)
Management of Asthma Regulation 757-5

Management of Allergic Reactions in School/Epi Pen/Regulation 757-2

Seizure Management Form and Regulation

School Entrance Health Form (PDF)

Immunization Requirements Regulation 723-6

Regulation 757-3-Attachment II Authorization for Clean Catheterization (PDF)
Regulation 757-3-Attachment III Tube Feeding (PDF)
Regulation 757-3-Attachment IV Authorization for Specific Medical Procedure (PDF)
Regulation 757-3-Attachment V, Authorization for Medication Administration (PDF)
Regulation 757-3-Attachment VI Consent for Release of Medical Information (PDF)
Head Lice Regulation 753-2


Coronavirus Information

Please refer to the following websites for the most accurate and up to date information regarding Covid 19: