Nurse and Clinic Corner

Clinic Corner

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Welcome to the Sinclair Clinic!
My name is Anika Johnson RN and I'm excited to be back for another school year!! I look forward to working with our students to help them have a happy, healthy and successful school year!


Rising 6th Graders -----Tdap Required
This is a reminder that effective since July 1, 2014, booster dose tetanus,diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is required for all children entering the 6th grade. The Tdap booster is recommended by health experts to give adolescents added protection against tetanus,diphtheria, and pertussis (better known as whooping cough). These potentially serious ailments are largely preventable with proper vaccination.
All rising 6th graders are required to have a Tdap immunization BEFORE they can enter middle school.

Please bring record of the immunization to the school nurse. I will record the date and place a copy in the student's file. Students will not be allowed to enter middle school, without proof of this Immunization.


HPV Notice:

Regulation 758-1

Attachment I
Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria
Reasons for which a child may be sent home from school or for a parent to keep the child home from school:

1. Fever of 100ºF and over - exclude until student has been fever-free 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 24hours 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 (especially if accompanied by a fever).
4. Head injury.
5. Severe coughing or difficulty breathing.
6. Colds - a child with thick or constant nasal discharge should remain home.
7. Diarrhea or vomiting - exclude until student has been symptom-free for at least 24 hours.
8. Stiff neck associated with a fever and/or a recent injury.
9. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.
10. Refer to the VDOH "Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel" for other exclusions/information.


Some Healthy Snack Ideas
  • Individual fruits-apples, pears, oranges.
    • Fruit cups packed in juice or water.
    • Vegetables-baby carrots, broccoli, edamame.
    • Dried or dehydrated fruits-raisins, apricots, cherries.
    • 100% fruit juice or low-sodium 100% vegetable juice.
    • Low-fat, low-salt, whole-grain crackers or chips.
    • Whole-grain, low-sugar cereals.
    • 100% whole-grain mini bagels.
    • 8-oz servings of low-fat, fruit-flavored yogurt with ≤30 g of total sugars.
    • 8-oz servings of low-fat or nonfat chocolate or strawberry milk with ≤22 g of total sugars.
    • Low-sodium, whole-grain bars containing sunflower seeds, almonds, or walnuts