The goals of the School Health Program are to link student, home, school, and community; help students seek an optimal level of physical , mental, and social development appropriate to life stage, and work actively to eliminate barriers which hinder students learning.

Nursing services include: 

  • Assessment and treatment for injury and illness
  • Management of chronic medical conditions
  • Treatments as ordered by doctor such as nebulizer and inhalers
  • Medication administration (see medication policy or call clinic)
  • Coordinate with teachers to provide health information that affects education
  • Health education to parents, students, and staff

Is my child well enough to go to school?

Many parents are concerned about when to keep children who have been ill home.

The following is intended to help parents with this decision:

Your child should stay home if he/she:

  • has a fever of 100o or more (should remain at home for 24 hours after fever is gone)
  • has vomited or has diarrhea (should remain at home for 24 hours after vomiting and/or diarrhea has stopped)
  • has a persistent cough
  • has any rash
  • has open or draining skin sores
  • has inflamed or draining eyes or ears

If your child is well enough to attend school, but must have medication during the day, all school clinics are staffed with registered Public School Nurses.  If you are not familiar with the Williamsburg-James City County School medication policy, please contact the nurse at your child’s school.

Please do not ask that your child be excused from movement class after an illness unless the request is accompanied by a physician’s note.

If a modification in activity is needed for a short time, contact the movement or classroom teacher.

Working together we can help prevent the spread of disease and limit the days of school missed due to illness.

Medication Administration

All medication requires an order by a Health Care Provider, including over the counter medication.

Medication must be brought to school by the parent/guardian in the original container with the label intact.

Parent/Guardian must complete the permission form. This form grants permission to the School Nurse to administer medication and to contact the Health Care Provider.

Please do not send medication, prescription OR over the counter medication, to school with your child. Please review the medication administration information which is posted. Parents MUST bring medication to the clinic and sign the required WJCC documents so that medication can be administered in the school setting.

Thank you!

Concerned About Lice?
Learn more about lice and how to treat it:

Clothing Donations Needed
Do you have size 5, 6, 7 clothing to give away? Consider donating it to the clinic or to our collection bin located in the MES parking lot.

Latest Clinic News

Kindergarten Registration on 5/4 at 9:30

To register, your child must have had a physical exam dated 9/4/17 or after. Additionally, your child should be adequately immunized with the following:

·         2 Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) one after their 4th birthday

·         4 Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DTP, DT, DTAP) one after their 4th birthday

·         4 Polio (either OPV or IPV) One after their 4th birthday

·         3 Hepatitis B

·         2 Varicella or documentation that they had the disease (chicken pox)

Letter to Parents of Rising Sixth-Grade Students Regarding Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

Parents and guardians of rising sixth-grade students, please the link above to access information about HPV and the HPV vaccine from the Department of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia.