RISING 6TH GRADERS TDAP REMINDER
All rising 6th graders will need to get a booster TDAP vaccination prior to starting 6th grade. If your student has not had the TDAP shot prior to first day of school they will not be allowed to start school next Fall.
The Woodbridge Health Department offers FREE immunizations.
An appointment is all that is needed and can be made by calling (703) 792-7300. Your student's pediatrician can also perform this vaccination. Please provide documentation of the vaccination to either the Belmont School Nurse, Kristine Morris, or this can be given to the incoming Middle School. Contact Nurse Kristine for any questions 703-494-4945.
GENTLY USED CLOTHES NEEDED IN THE CLINIC
Occasionally we have bathroom accidents, spilled lunches in the cafeteria, muddy clothes from PE, etc. We would be so appreciative of new or used pants or shorts donated to our clothes closet. When our closet is stocked, we are able to take care of the mess without interfering with parents' day. Also, if your young child is having frequent accidents please remember a change of clothes in the backpack. Thanks for any donations!
NEW LICE POLICY
EXCLUSION FROM SCHOOL REGULATION
Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria
Reasons for which a child may be sent home from school/SACC or for a parent to keep the child home from school/SACC.
1. Fever of 100ºF and over – exclude until student has been fever-free for at 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. Please do not allow affected students back before this time so that other students are not infected unnecessarily.
3. Rash of unknown origin (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 at 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
Nurse Kristine Morris, RN
I have been a nurse for 16 years and have worked at Belmont for the last year. I am the proud wife of a U.S. Marine as we are currently stationed here in Northern Virginia. We have two young sons. I received my Bachelors of Science, Nursing from the University of Nevada, Reno and have worked in a wide variety of nursing positions including Oncology, Orthopedics, Telemetry and the Emergency Department.
I love working with children. My goal is to support student learning. My door is always open to discuss any health concerns you may have.