Attention Parents/Guardians

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    HPV Informational Letter

    Parents/Guardians: Please review the following informational letter regarding HPV attached below in English and Spanish versions. Should you have questions please contact your Healthcare Provider and/or your school nurse.

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    Keep Us Updated!

    Please remember to keep your child's health information up to date. Contact the school nurse if your child has a medical condition that warrants a Health Care Plan which may include, but is not limited to Food Allergy, Insect Allergy, Asthma, Diabetes, or Seizure Disorder. The school would also need doctor's orders and parent consent for any prescription medication(s), parent consent for any over the counter medication(s), and any supplies needed for your child's care. All forms needed may be obtained in the school clinic or via download on this page.

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    Don't Send Medications with Students

    Parent/Guardians be advised that no medication may be transported to school by a student. Medication must be checked in to the school clinic by an adult and a Medication Consent Form must be completed. Regarding prescription medication-a Medication Consent Form and a Physician Authorization Form/written statement must be brought in by a parent or faxed from the physician to the school clinic before the medication can be administered. Please call your child's school nurse for further details on this procedure.

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    Update Your Records!

    Please remember to keep your child's health information up to date.  Contact the school nurse if your child has a medical condition warranting a Health Care Plan which may include, but is not limited to: Food Allergy, Insect Allergy, Asthma, Diabetes, or Seizure Disorder.  The school would also need doctor's orders and parent consent for any prescription medication(s), parent consent for any over the counter medication(s), and any supplies needed for your child's care.  All forms needed may be obtained in the school clinic or digital copy download through attached links.

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    All Students entering the 6th grade MUST have the Tdap vaccine or a notarized religious exemption or a physician signed medical exemption

    Full immunization information available below

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  • Routine Preparations Used in School Clinics

    School nurses and clinic assistants may use the following routine preparations in caring for a student: Bacitracin Ointment, Bactine First Aid Spray, Alcohol Wipes, Saline Eyewash, Caladryl, Hydrocortisone Cream,Cough Drops, Aloe Gel/Lotion, Contact Solution, and Vaseline.

    Please notify the school nurse at your child's school if you DO NOT want the clinic staff to use any of these preparations in the care of your child.

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PMS Medication Administration

Students should be given all medications at home whenever possible; however, if a student needs to take medication at school there is a strict policy in effect to ensure student safety and to coincide with the Board of Nursing regulations that govern licensed RN's dispensing medication. The entire Medication Policy may be viewed on the Health Services website linked here and is available in hard copy in the school clinics. A condensed version is as follows:

Students may receive prescription medications at school if the following procedure is followed:

  • A medication consent form is completed by the parent/guardian (printable)
  • A written order from the physician is brought or faxed to the clinic prior to the medication being given
  • The medication is in the original, currently dated container

Students may receive over the counter medications if the following procedure is followed:

  • A medication consent form is completed by the parent/guardian (printable)
  • The medication is in the original packaging and is not expired
  • No medication of any kind may be transported on a school bus or be in a student's possession during the school day-EXCEPT emergency medications and equipment for which the student has been given permission to carry and use by the parent/guardian and physician and for which a Health Care Plan and all required documentation are on file in the school clinic.

PMS Immunization Information

All 6th graders must be up to date on all childhood immunizations. Students in this age group should have a pre-adolescent assessment to include immunization updates. Immunization records are monitored and deficiencies are communicated to parents. In accordance with Virginia state law, failure to comply will result in the exclusion of the child from school. Parents may declare that their children are exempt from immunization for medical or religious reasons; however, the correct procedure as noted in Virginia state law must be followed to do so. 

All Students entering the 6th grade MUST have the Tdap vaccine or a notarized religious exemption or a physician-signed medical exemption.

Listed below are age appropriate immunizations that parents should be aware of:

Catch up vaccines include Hepatitis B, Varicella, MMR, Inactivated Poliovirus. Some adolescents may require an Influenza, Hepatitis A, and/or Pneumococcal vaccine. 

Please consult your child's physician as to what immunizations he/she may need.

PMS Health Services Staff

 Harriette Jamerson

Harriette Jamerson, RN
School Nurse

phone: 804-362-2500 | fax: To Be Determined
harriette.jamerson@powhatan.k12.va.us

Hello! My name is Mrs. Jamerson and I am the full-time registered nurse at Powhatan Middle School. I have been a registered nurse for 31 years - 21 years as a school nurse!  Please know that the clinic door is always open and that I encourage parents/guardians to stop by and chat, call or email me regarding their children's health and well being. My goal here at PMS is to provide the necessary medical support and services to parents and students so that they can maintain optimal physical and emotional health and be academically successful every day!

 

 Vickie Maxey 

Vickie Maxey, Clinic Assistant
Middle & High Schools