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Vision & Hearing Screenings
Per the state requirement, all students in pre-K, kindergarten, and 3rd grade will have a vision and hearing screening. Students new to BCPS will also be screened. Screenings will take place by Thanksgiving Break.
If you have not already, please be sure to register for SchoolCare so that you receive notification of your child(ren)’s clinic visits. https://secure.caredox.com/signup/#/new/organization_group/1151
Invitations have been sent out if your email is on file with the school so check your inboxes and spam folders please.
If your child needs to take medicine at school, the “Permission to Dispense Medication Form” must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian. Prescription medications must have signature from a physician. All medication (over the counter or prescription) must be transported to school by a parent or guardian in the original container. If it is a prescription medication, it must have the prescription label from the pharmacy with it. All over the counter medications must be in the original, unopened container.
Please keep your child home from school if he/she has a fever (100.0 and above), vomiting, repeated episodes of diarrhea, persistent cough, or unidentified rash. Children must be fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours before returning to school. Therefore, if your child is sent home with a fever he/she will not be able to attend the next day. Anyone picking up your child should have a valid ID to complete the sign out process. Children should be free from vomiting, diarrhea, and severe stomach cramping for 24 hours prior to returning to school. If your child has strep throat or other bacterial infection, he/she should be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning.
For any COVID related illnesses or quarantines please follow the Virginia Department of Health guidelines for return to school and consult directly with the school nurse.