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School Clinic

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  • Creating an environment of wellness

    That supports student learning
Our health clinic provides care for Lower, Middle, and Upper School students during school hours. School nurses Rebecca Heck, RN and Heather Sams, RN will triage every student to assess their medical needs and communicate all significant findings with parents/guardians.

The school clinic is now located in the Cramer Center and includes two separate spaces: one for COVID-related quarantine and one for all other student needs. 

Please be prompt when you have been contacted to pick up your ill or injured child in order to minimize their chance of spreading or acquiring a contagious illness. To read more about our COVID-related policies, please visit our COVID-19 Announcements page, which includes our Protocol for Managing COVID Exposure and Cases.

The school clinic is staffed by registered nurses and operates under guidelines specified by the Code of Virginia, State Board of Nursing, Virginia Department of Health, Department of Education and is directed by The Steward School’s Department of Human Resources. The school clinic works closely with the student, family and school personnel to meet the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of each student. The function of the school nurses is to attend to the students’ health needs.

Parents/guardians can help ensure the well-being of all our students by:

  • Notifying the school nurse of any health concerns or chronic health conditions that may affect your child’s school day.
  • Following state guidelines regarding immunizations.
  • Encouraging good hygiene/hand washing practices at home and school.
  • Keeping an ill child home and letting the school know if the illness is contagious.

When a Student Should Stay Home

Parents are often confronted with this decision when their child complains of not feeling well. The guidelines listed below may be helpful, but they will not cover every medical condition and do not take the place of seeking medical attention. Please consult your doctor for specific medical advice.

  • If the student has a fever of 100 degrees or greater before taking a fever reducing medication;
  • If the student is vomiting or has diarrhea because of illness;
  • If the student has an unknown rash or possible contagious condition;
  • If the student is unable to focus due to pain or an acute illness;
  • Pink eye (requires antibiotic treatment for 24 hours prior to returning to school).

Your child must be free of symptoms of contagious disease (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, etc.) for 24 hours before returning to school. There are exceptions to the 24-hour rule, which can be found in our Protocol for Managing COVID Exposure and Cases.

COVID-19 Updates

We will update this page with information related to COVID-19 before the start of the 2020-21 school year. Please refer to our COVID-19 Announcements page to learn about the safety measures Steward has taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Contact

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  • Photo of Rebecca Heck

    Rebecca Heck 

    School Nurse
  • Photo of Heather Sams

    Heather Sams 

    School Nurse
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