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Hello! My name is Renee Caradine and this is my second year as the School Nurse at Covington-Harper. I graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2003 and I completed my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a focus on Nursing Education through Aspen University in November of 2020. I have spent most of
 my career working with children, either in hospitals or clinics or at camp. I am looking forward to working with you and your children throughout the school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me either by email, at caradirl@pwcs.edu, or by telephone at the clinic (571-466-4521). 

Below, I've included some important documents that will help me to ensure your child has the healthiest school year possible. The School Entrance Health form is required for EVERY pre-schooler and EVERY Kindergartener starting school. It is also required for all children entering Prince William County Public Schools for the first time. If you have not returned your child's School Entrance Health Form yet, please make sure to bring it with your child on the first day of school. 

PWCS COVID Mitigation FAQs

PWCS Student Health Services Main Page

PWCS Vaccine Requirements - UPDATED for 2021-2022 School Year

School Entrance Health Form

Medication Administration in School - Policy
Medication Administration Authorization

Management of Asthma in the School Setting - Policy and Documents
Asthma Action Plan

Allergic Reaction Policy and Documents
Allergy Action Plan

Diabetes Management in School - Policy and Documents
Virginia Diabetes Medical Management Plan

Management of Seizures in School - Policy
Seizure Action Plan

Please see Daily Health Screening Tab prior to sending your child to school each day.


Reasons Your Child Should Stay Home From School Or May Be Sent Home By The Nurse During The School Day:

  1. Fever of 100.4º F and over - exclude until student has been fever-free without the use of fever reducing medications (like Tylenol or Motrin) 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 with fever and/or behavioral changes, until a primary care provider has determined that the illness is not a communicable disease.
  4. Head injury.
  5. Severe coughing or difficulty breathing.
  6. Colds – a child with thick or constant nasal discharge should remain home.
  7. Diarrhea – sudden increase in frequency to more than three loose/watery stools per day. Exclude until student has been symptom free for at least 24 hours.
  8. Vomiting – unless the vomiting is determined to be caused by a diagnosed non-communicable/non-infectious condition (such as dysmenorrhea, dysphagia, etc.).
  9. Abdominal pain that continues for more that two hours or intermittent abdominal pain associated with fever or other signs or symptoms.
  10. Stiff neck associated with fever and/or a recent injury.
  11. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.
  12. Refer to the Virginia Department of Health’s “Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel” for other exclusions/information.
  13. Refer to PWCS Regulation 757-1
All students should have up-to-date parent/guardian contact information and three local emergency contacts on file with the school in the event that contact needs to be made due to a student health emergency.