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Clinic/Attendance Phone Line: (804) 378-2404

 

Attendance

Please call the clinic/attendance line at (804) 378-2404 to report any absence from school.  There is an answering machine to receive any and all messages at any time, twenty-four hours a day.

 

*Note: Emailing a teacher will not be accepted as reporting an absence. 

  

The clinic at Evergreen is designed for providing only minimal emergency care.  It is imperative that parents provide us with accurate emergency information in the event that bandages are not sufficient first aid to handle the needs of the student.  We may not give aspirin or any other internal medication, unless the criteria in the section "Administering Medicine at School” is followed.

 

Administering Medicine at School 

Medication, non-prescription as well as prescription, to be given at school will require the parent to complete the form, "Parent's Request for giving Medicine at School."

 

Click here for the form: Medication Administration Request

 

A written order from the student's physician giving the name, dosage and time interval of medication is required for each medication 

 

The prescription label on the bottle may be accepted as physician's order.  The medication must be brought to school by the parent or guardian in the original container, properly labeled by a registered pharmacist.  Non-prescription medications may be given three days each month with parent’s written consent.  Additional doses require a doctor’s prescription.  Students are responsible for remembering to come to the clinic to get their medication. Any uncertainties you may have in reference to administering medication should be referred to the clinic immediately.   

 

 

Under no circumstances will internal medication be given without written parental consent.  NO MEDICATION IS TO BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL BY THE CHILD.  THE PARENT MUST BRING ANY MEDICATIONS TO SCHOOL.

 


Allergies


Many students at Evergreen Elementary School have sensitivities to various foods including, but not limited to, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and milk. Following exposure to one or all of these foods, our food-sensitive students can experience reactions that range from mild to life-threatening.

At home, parents of students with food sensitivities can manage the foods to which their children are exposed. However, managing such exposure at school is more of a challenge, and the staff of Evergreen Elementary School will take reasonable steps to meet that challenge.

We ask if you bring food to your child at school, that you neither bring food for anyone else's child nor share your or your child's food with any other child.


Head Lice

 

The Chesterfield County Health Department offers the following information concerning head lice:

  • Spread:  Lice infestation can occur in any school at any time and cannot be associated with any particular group.  Head lice may be spread among school children who share hats, sports headgear, and combs and brushes, as well as through participation in contact sports, roughhousing, and other body contact activities.
  • Description:  The head louse is a parasite found on the heads of people.  The adult insect is about the size of a rice grain and varies in color depending on the skin tone of its human host.  Louse eggs, called nits, are whitish in color and about half the size of a pin head.  They are attached firmly to the base of hair strands especially at the nape of the neck and behind the ears.
  • Warning Signs:  The presence of head lice may be indicated by persistent itching and scratching of the scalp and back of the neck.  Direct inspection of the hair and scalp is advised.  Although the eggs, or nits, may look like dandruff, dandruff can easily be removed from the hair while a fine-toothed comb is often required to remove nits.  Please contact either your school or the health department if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Blood Borne Pathogens

*Note: Due to the regulation from Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1910.1030 (dealing with Blood borne Pathogens), if your child has gotten sick or bled on their clothing, it is important for a parent to either pick up the child or provide a fresh set of clothing for them so as not to tie up the clinic.



School Nurse

The Chesterfield County Health Department provides public health nurses to all schools. These registered nurses serve as professional health consultants for students, parents and school staff members. Services include health education, health counseling, communicable disease investigation and control, case management, immunization assessment, education and administration, screening and prevention programs. Nurses are not available in schools on a daily basis.

The Public Health School Nurses are employed by Chesterfield County Health Department. We work cooperatively with Chesterfield County Public Schools to promote optimum health for the school community. Here is just some of what we do:

  • Review of health records to identify students with health needs 
  • Health care plans when needed for students w/ health problems such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures 
  • Identification and follow-up of health problems affecting children's learning 
  • Individualized health education to students, parents, and school personnel 
  • Review of student's immunization records 
  • School-based immunization clinics 
  • Investigation and follow-up of communicable diseases 
  • Consultation and follow-up to special education departments 
  • Consultation and resources to the school clinic assistant 
  • Emergency First Aid 
  • Health Screenings (hearing, vision, height, weight), health education classes 
  • Promotion of wellness activities for faculty and staff 
  • Representation on committees within the school

Parents of students with health concerns such as asthma, diabetes, seizures, cardiac conditions or severe allergies should contact the public health nurse serving the child’s school. Working with the parent, student, health-care provider, appropriate school staff members and community resources, the public health nurse will address the health needs of the student. Guidelines for managing severe allergies at school are online and are available using the link above to CCPS Student Health Policies.

Visit our District's Student Health and Safety page for more information on CCPS Health Services.

The Virginia Department of Health - Office of Family Health Services provides valuable information to Virginia Residents on both family and public health risks and avoidance tips.