Nurse's Clinic


As your School Nurse, my role is to support student learning by promoting a healthy and safe environment for your child. Throughout the year you will find me in our health clinic assessing students and in the classroom reinforcing healthy habits like proper handwashing to prevent the spread of germs and the importance of making healthy food choices.

Please feel free to contact me, Blanche Graydon, [email protected],   should you have any questions or concerns about the health and well being of your child.

Clinic News


Reminder school vaccine requirements
The deadline for students to meet the immunization requirement for mandatory immunizations for public school enrollment is August 19, 2022. If proof of the required immunizations is not provided by August 19, 2022, the student will be excluded from school starting August 22, 2022, until the required immunization documentation has been provided to the school.

If you have questions, please contact our school nurse, Nurse Graydon at [email protected] or visit the immunization requirements webpage.


Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline 703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline) 1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline) 741741

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline 703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board (west)703.792.7800 or (east)703.792.4900


Fifth graders need Tdap for entry into Middle School

In 2006, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law requiring all sixth-grade students have a Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) booster shot prior to the start of the September school year. Please give proof of this immunization to the school nurse once your child turns eleven. If your child turns eleven after Sept. 6, a doctor's note indicating when they will receive the Tdap shot is required. Shots may be obtained from your doctor, military clinics, or the health department.

Without proof of this immunization, your child will not be able to enroll in school. All PWC students must meet Virginia immunization requirements.
Please send documentation to the school nurse as soon as possible. This will help your child have a smooth transition to middle school.

Guidelines for Keeping Children Home
Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria

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°F and over - exclude until student has been fever-free for a least 24 hours.
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 (especially if accompanied by a fever).
4. Head injury
5. Severe coughing or difficulty breathing.
6. Colds - a child with thick or constant nasal discharge should remain home.
7. Diarrhea or vomiting - exclude until student has been symptom-free for a least 24 hours.
8. Stiff neck associated with a fever and/or a 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.