Nurse's Page

four diverse, cartoon students standing around a sign that reads "school nurse"
Instructor: Mrs. MacGregor
Welcome to the Nurse's Page! My name is Kristine MacGregor and I am very happy to be here at Bennett for another great school year. I have a diverse nursing background but school nursing is my favorite. My goal is to provide quality nursing care and support to both students and staff. I look forward to collaborating with parents/guardians to keep our students healthy and successful at school. Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions. Together we can make this a super year!
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Handwashing is the number one best way to reduce the number of germs we come in contact with. Please remember to wash your hand frequently and to use proper technique.

School Health Program

The purpose of the School Health Program is to create an environment of wellness that supports student learning

Parents/Guardians can help ensure the well being of all our students by

  • Following PWCS medication regulations when requesting medication be given to your child at school
  • Notifying the school nurse of any health concerns or chronic health conditions that may affect your child's school day
  • Following state guidelines by keeping all immunizations up to date
  • Encouraging good hygiene/hand washing practices at home and school
  • Keeping emergency cards up to date
  • Keeping an ill child home and letting the school know if the illness is contagious

Breakfast Brain Power

Breakfast Brain Power

It is important for kids to have breakfast everyday, but what they eat in the morning is crucial too. Choosing breakfast foods that are rich in whole grains, fiber and protein while low in added sugar my boost kids' attention span, concentration and memory-which they need in school.

If kids aren't hungry first thing in the morning, be sure to pack a breakfast that they can eat a little later on the bus. Fresh fruit or cereal are nutritious, easy to make and easy for kids to take along. You may also want to check out the breakfasts offered at school or daycare. Some offer breakfasts and provide them for free or at reduced prices for those with limited incomes. If you kids eat breakfast outside the home, talk with them about how to make healthy choices.

Research also has shown that kids who eat breakfast get, fiber,calcium, and other important nutrients. They also tend to keep their weight under control, have lower blood cholesterol levels, fewer absences from school and make fewer trips to the school nurse with complaints related to hunger such as headaches and stomach aches.


Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria R757-1

Reasons for which a child may be sent home from school or for a parent to keep the child home from school.

1. Fever of 100 degrees F and over-exclude until student has been fever-free for at least 24 hours.

2. Conjunctivitis (pink eye), strep infections, ringworm, and impetigo are all infections and must be treated with medications for 24 hours before returning to school. Please do not allow affected students back before this time so that other students are not infected unnecessarily.

3. Rash of unknown origin (especially if accompanied by a fever).

4. Head injury.

5. Sever coughing or difficulty breathing.

6. Colds-a child with thick or constant nasal discharge should remain home.

7. Diarrhea or vomiting-exclude until child has been symptom-free for at least 24 hours.

8. Stiff neck associated with a 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" for other exclusions/information


Kristine MacGregor
Business: 703-361-8261