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​My name is Audrey Dixon and I am the school's Registered Nurse here at Marumsco Hills Elementary.  I have been a nurse since graduating in 1988 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  I have worked in many areas in the hospital which include intensive care, open heart, pre-surgical and post-surgical services, health information management, and information technology.  I started work in Prince William County as a school nurse in 2018.

The Clinic is a colorful open space to provide your children the opportunity to ask questions and get answers about health concerns and treatments.  I am very happy to support you and your child’s health and learning! my primary duties include performing routine vision and hearing screenings, administering medication, and seeing children in the clinic for injuries and illnesses.

Please keep me informed any health problems your child may have. Children with asthma or life-threatening allergies may keep their needed medications in the clinic after a health treatment plan is completed by the parents / guardians and the physician. Prescription and over-the-counter medications can be administered at school if the proper paperwork is completed. Please see the attached links for the appropriate forms. 

Just as a reminder, please do not send medications to school with your student. Only adults are permitted to deliver and retrieve medications from school, this includes cough drops.

It is very important that I can contact you in case of an emergency. Please keep your emergency cards up to date. 

Kindergarten Registration Requirements

Immunization Requirements:

The immunization records must document three doses of DTP with one dose received after the fourth birthday; three doses of a polio vaccine with one dose received after the fourth birthday; two doses of the measles vaccine (one dose received at 12 months of age or older and the second prior to entering kindergarten); one dose of a rubella vaccine received at 12 months of age or older (usually given as MMR); one dose of mumps vaccine received at 12 months of age or older (usually given as MMR); and three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine. All susceptible children (those who have not had chicken pox) born after January 1, 1997 are also required to Have a dose of varicella not earlier than the age of 12 months. 

School Entrance Health Form - MCH 213-G:

Physical examination forms are available from the main office of each elementary school. The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Department of Health require documentation on the School HEALTH FORM MCH 213G (PDF) PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT.

Reminder to Parents to Provide Medical Information to Schools

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Your child’s health and safety are the top priorities in our schools. Any medical and health information that is concerning to you is important for the school to have. This includes, but is not limited to medications, health conditions, and allergies. Parents are reminded that they are responsible for providing medical information about their child and any updates as needed.

Regulations describe various health services, including health treatment procedures and emergency treatment plans (Regulation 757-3), allergic reactions (Regulation 757-2), procedures for administering medication (Regulation 757-4), and administration of asthma medication (Regulation 757-5).  Regulations and forms are also available in school health offices.

If you are uncertain whether your student requires a health plan, please consult your school nurse. School nurses and school staff are authorized to follow the directions of your child’s health care provider. Please help us keep your child safe by updating your child’s information.

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 Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel” for other exclusions/information.