Clinic Aide: Pamela Jimenez
Nurse: Austin Hodge
Information and Procedures
If your student was sent home for symptoms of illness and/or a fever. A fever is a body temperature of 100.4°F or higher.
Students should stay home if they show signs of illness the night before or the morning of school. Please do not administer medications such as Advil/Tylenol to a student having fever or discomfort and then send them to school.The clinic staff will call parents/guardians to pick up students if they show signs of illness while at school that interfere with their ability to participate in school activities, such as fever, persistent stomach or headache, persistent vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, etc.
Students who may have a contagious illness should not be in school.
Attendance Procedure Due to Illness
Please call in every day to the school attendance line 703.228.8104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know your student is out sick. After 3 days with illness, documentation from physician is required.
Clearance to Return to School After Illness
In general, students may not return to school until they have been fever-free and vomiting/diarrhea-free for 24 hours without the use of medications, with other symptoms improving, and are well enough to participate in school activities.
Students diagnosed with a bacterial illness such as bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye) or strep throat may return to school when they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours and are feeling better. Students experiencing COVID-like illness should be tested for COVID-19 before returning to school.
Students experiencing COVID-like illness are strongly recommended to test for COVID-19 before returning to school but are no longer required to submit documentation of a negative test result for clearance. If the result is positive, families are encouraged to follow the APS COVID procedures found here: https://www.apsva.us/health-safety/covid-19/
For more information visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html
If your student suffers an injury and needs accommodations in school, such as limited P.E., please submit a doctor’s note to the clinic. This will enable the clinic staff to inform all teachers.
School Health Entry Requirements for New Elementary Students
- Physical Examination done within 12 months prior to starting school – School Entrance Health Form (Physical Exam Form)
- Students will need a new physical exam when rising from Pre-K to Kindergarten.
- Immunization Records – https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements
- Tuberculosis (TB) test or screening done within 12 months prior to starting school.