Hello all and welcome to the Freedom High School Clinic page. My name is Elizabeth González and I have been a Registered Nurse for twenty years. I am new to Northern Virginia and Freedom High School. I am truly proud to be a member of Freedom’s staff. I can be reached during school hours by calling the main phone number 703-583-1405 or by email at Gonzaleex@PWCS.edu. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have
Parents, it is very important that your student maintains good attendance. They can’t learn if they are not in school. However, there are some situations where the school may have to send your student home. These are also reasons why you may need to keep your child home:
~Fever of 100 degrees F or higher. Students have to be fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
~Contagious infections such as Pink eye or Strep throat. These illnesses must be treated for at least 24 hours with prescription medication before returning to school.
~Colds with constant cough, thick nasal discharge or difficulty breathing.
~ Diarrhea or vomiting
~Stiff neck related to fever or injury
~In case of illness outbreak in the schools, students that are inadequately vaccinated.
Parents, please become familiar with some common Prince William County Regulations that govern a lot of our clinic practices:
Asthma/Asthma Action Plan Regulation 757-5
Allergy/Allergy action PlanRegulation 757-2
Diabetes forms/Treatment plansRegulation 757-6
Seizure Regulation 757-7
Emergency Treatment form Regulation 757-3
Medication administration form Regulation 757-4
Regulations and forms can be viewed and or downloaded by visiting http://www.pwcs.edu/admin/pwcs/admin_toc.html
Parents, a lot of illness that your student may come in contact with are vaccine preventable. Virginia state law requires that any student attending a public school must provide that school an updated immunization certificate/record. Any time that your child’s immunizations are updated, please send a copy in for the school nurse.
Parents of Graduating Seniors of Freedom High School:
Please speak with your health care provider regarding your student’s vaccination status. They must have a current TdaP vaccination and should have a completed Hepatitis B series. Some other vaccinations that are recommended for this age group are:
Meningitis: This is a very serious and possibly fatal disease. It is vaccine preventable. Please visit this website for more information:
HPV vaccination is now recommended for both males and females. This virus can cause cervical cancer and HPV related disease in both males and females. Please visit the Center for Disease Control’s website for more information on all vaccinations by visiting http://www.vaccineinformation.org/ .
Allergy Season is here!
Some of the most common symptoms that our kids may experience are:
~Red, itchy, watery eyes
Some common triggers are Ragweed, pollen or dander. Some students can easily be treated with over the counter medications-some that are just once a day dosing. ALWAYS check with your doctor to see which medication is appropriate for your child and his/her symptoms. As mentioned before, any over the counter or prescription medication must be accompanied by the appropriate documentation and signatures before it will be dispensed to your student.