Instructor: Peoples, Teresa
My name is Terri Peoples and I have been a school nurse for PWCS since 2000. I started working at Ashland ES when it opened its doors in September 2002. I am married to my husband Carl for 31 years. Our daughter Megan is a Middle School History teacher in Henrico County. I got my BSN at Shenandoah University 37 years ago. Since that time I have worked as a Pediatric floor nurse at Winchester Hospital, a Head Nurse in the Neonatal ICU at UVA and Fairfax hospitals and a Home Health Pediatric Nurse in several Virginia counties. I love working with children and I look forward to taking care of your child.
The primary role of the school nurse is to support student learning. This is accomplished by implementing strategies that promote student and staff health
Please help me by filling out a health treatment plan or medication forms if your child has a chronic illness or requires medical attention during the school day. My door is always open to discuss any health concerns you may have.
Services provided by the School Nurse:
Health Services--Assesses health and development, provides nursing interventions, and evaluates students' responses to core.
Health Education--Provides health education to students, staff and parents.
Healthy Environment--Identifies health and safety concerns in the school environment.
Nutritional Services--Supports healthy food services programs.
Physical Education/Activity--Promotes health and physical education which promotes healthy behaviors.
Counseling/Mental Health--Assesses needs, provides interventions and refers students to appropriate staff or community agencies.
Parent/Community Involvement--Promotes community involvement in assuring a healthy school.
Staff Wellness--Provides health education and wellness programs to school staff.
Attention Parents September 13,2016 PWCS Regulation753-2 Requirements and Procedures for the Control of Head Lice has been changed . Please see the attachment on Ashland's home page
PWCS Heath Regulations
Parents, please become familiar with some common
Prince William County Regulations that govern a lot of our clinic practices:
Asthma/Asthma Action Plan Regulation 757-5
Allergy/Allergy action Plan Regulation 757-2
Cancer Regulation 753-7
Diabetes forms/Treatment plans Regulation 757-6
Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria Regulation 758-1
Immunization Requirements Regulation 755-1
Seizure Regulation 757-7
Emergency Treatment form Regulation 757-3
Medication administration form Regulation 757-4
Regulations can be viewed and forms download by visiting PWCS Home page.
Medication in school
If your child needs to take medication at school, you must first fill out the appropriate medication permission form, per PWCS regulation 757-4 Attachment 1. Parents or guardians need to bring the medication to school , do not send it in with your child. Students are not allowed to carry medications in school for safety reasons.
Please be sure to remove any medications you place in your childs back pack if the backpack is used to transport medication after school and on the weekends.
Medication found in backpacks or in the students possession on school property is in violation of PWCS policies and may result in disciplinary actions. Exceptions to this rule is an Inhaler or Epipen if the doctor has signed a Treatment plan stating the student may carry the medication.
Welcome back to another school year at Ashland ES. Let's get this school year off to a great start by remembering to eat breakfast each day. A nutritious breakfast gives children the nutritional boost to get the learning process going. Studies have shown that children that eat breakfast
Participate more in class
Attend school more often( less tardies & absences)
Visit the school nurse less often.
Rememeber eating something will be better for your metabolism than skipping a meal. If your child doesn't have time to eat before school , Ashland's cafeteria provides the opportunity for a wonderful breakfast each school day.
Have you visited the Virtual Cafeteria site ? Parents and students can click on this site to select food items and compare their selections to the USDA Nutrition Standards.
As a result children learn how to make healthier food choices at school and home. Be sure to click on this site and have fun ! Click here http://www.nutri-cafe.com
Reporting Student Absences
All student absences must be reported DAILY. Parents/ guardians need to call the Sick Line 703 445-0809 Please leave the following information by 10:00 A.M. each school day. The Hotline works 24hrs so you can leave a message the evening before or before school starts.
- Students Name
- Teachers name
- Reason for Absence
- For illnesslet us know if they have any of the following symptoms
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle aches
- Stuffy Nose
- Sore throat
- Fever, please tell us how high the fever has been
- All doctor confirmed communicable diseases and case of head lice
For any questions feel free to call me at 703 583-8774. We appreciate your cooperation.