School Nurse

School nurse:

Kamella Peirce BSN RN NCSN kpeirce@bedford.k12.va.us

Clinic Reminders (revised 2/03/2020)

Welcome back! I hope all of our LMS family is both healthy and happy. 

Parents of current 6th grade students: To align with current guidelines, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation effective July 1, 2019, that changes the grade in which students are evaluated for receipt of the Tdap vaccine from 6th grade to 7th grade. However, students are eligible to receive the vaccine at age 11.  Proof of the vaccine will be REQUIRED prior to the start of their 7th grade school year.  It is advised to have it done sooner rather than later to avoid the rush and your child will get their schedule on time. You can send in updated shot records at any time - you do not need to wait until next school year.  Please call the clinic if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Vision/hearing/scoliosis screenings have been completed and parents were notified if a concern was found along with the recommendation that a follow up appointment be scheduled with a physician. Many parents have already done this and updated the clinic with the results.

A second mailing of screening concern notifications have been mailed as a reminder of the importance of following up on these concerns. Please update the clinic with the results of the visit.

Please review the General LMS clinic information link on the left for more information. 

Health  Information:

 The flu season is in full swing and prevention is definitely the tool of choice.

 Remember good hand washing and healthy lifestyles are the top two rules of prevention!  This would include a good eight hours of sleep each night, a healthy and balanced diet along with plenty of water and regular exercise.  A daily dose of fresh air is always a plus!

If the flu should catch up with you, increase your rest and your fluids.  Treat symptoms with over-the-counter medications.  Above all, do not share your flu!  Stay home until fever free for 24 hours.


It is the goal of the school nurse to look out for the well-being of your children.  We always put forth our best effort to make your student feel better and send him/her back to class.  We understand the important relationship between attendance and good grades.
 

A request to call a parent will not be denied.  The nurse will place the call and advise the parent as to the physical assessment of the student.  At that point, the decision to stay in school or go home becomes a decision for you and your child to make together. It is against school policy for students to call parents from a cell phone.  The student will still need to sign-out through the clinic.  Once signed out, they are ready to be dismissed.  

Have a wonderful winter-ish season and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the clinic during school hours between 8:30am and 4pm at 540-586-7735. 

Stay healthy and happy and remember to wash those hands!

Kamella Peirce, BSN RN NCSN
LMS School Nurse

 

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