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. I have been a school nurse for five years and thoroughly enjoy my job.  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 happy at school.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions.  Together we can make this a super year!
macgrek@pwcs.edu
(703) 361-8261

Announcements
 
Handwashing

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.
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Tdap BOOSTER REQUIRED FOR ALL RISING 6th GRADERS

Tdap BOOSTER REQUIRED FOR ALL RISING 6th GRADERS

ALL STUDENTS entering 6th grade MUST have a Tdap booster BEFORE THE START OF SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER. Please have your child vaccinated and send the documentation to the school nurse. Files will be updated and sent to middle school. If your child does not receive the vaccine before the end of school in June, please submit the documentation to your child’s middle school.
Sixth grade students will not receive their home room assignment until the Middle school has written verification of the vaccine.
Students who do not provide documentation will be excluded from school in September until the requirement is complete.



Tdap REFUERZO REQUERIDO PARA TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES QUE VAN A CURSAR EL 6to GRADO
TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES, que entren al 6to. Grado DEBERAN tener elrefuerzo de la vacuna de Tdap ANTES DE EMPEZAR EL AÑO ESCOLAR ENSETIEMBRE. Por favor que su hijo/hija este vacunado y mande ladocumentación a la enfermera de la escuela intermedia. Los folders van aser actualizados y mandados a la escuela intermedia. Si su hijo/hija norecibe la vacuna antes del final del año escolar en Junio, por favormande la documentación a la escuela intermedia de su hijo.
Los estudiantes de 6to. Grado no serán designados aun salón hasta que laescuela intermedia reciba una verificación escrita del refuerzo de lavacuna.
Estudiante que no entregue la documentación requerida va ser excluidode la escuela en Setiembre hasta que el requerimiento sea completado.

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.

IS MY CHILD TOO SICK TO ATTEND SCHOOL?

 
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


Contact

MacGregor, Kristine
Business: (703) 361-8261
RN


Links

  • CDC website
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention