Parents are advised that under the amended Code of Virginia, Section 22-220.2, no child will be admitted for the first time to any public school unless certification of a comprehensive physical examination is furnished. A physical examination must have been performed no earlier than twelve months prior to the date the pupil first enters a public kindergarten or elementary school. As part of the physical examination, certification must also be given that the child has been successfully immunized in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia minimum immunization requirements. Those families who do not have a family physician and wish to have an appointment at the Health Department should contact the school nurse.
Upon registering the child in the Winchester Public Schools, the parent should inform school officials of any medical or physical disability which might hamper the child's progress in school or pose a threat to the child's safety. As an added precaution, each year thereafter, the parent should inform the child's teacher of this problem and of any procedure which should be followed by the school if a problem arises.
In the interest of the child and others in the class, the school will contact the parents and send a child home:
- If the child has a fever. The child should be kept at home for one full day after the temperature returns to normal.
- If the child is vomiting.
- If the presence of a communicable disease is suspected.
It is imperative that parents give the school the phone number of a family member or friend who can be called in case of an emergency. Please keep all phone numbers and family member information up to date in the office.
For more information, please visit our school nurse's webpage.