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Clinic Information
Beth Hamilton is a Registered Nurse. She is a National Board Certified School Nurse and has
been at Gayle Middle School since 1995. Mrs. Hamilton is available to students during the
school day. The clinic is open during school hours to students who may have health needs
such as medication/treatment administration, first aid, illness/injury assessment as well as
screening for vision and hearing.

The School Nurse is a resource for students, families and staff for health information on a
variety of topics. In addition the nurse is part of the Student Services Team and the special
education eligibility process. She is also involved with teaching and training for staff and
students on various health topics as they apply to the school setting.

Clinic Announcements
SCPS MEDICATION POLICY

ALL medications administered by school personnel in SCPS will require a medication permission form completed and signed by a Health Care Provider and a parent. This includes all short term medications Please review the medication guidelines. The policy can also be found by clicking HERE.

Clinic forms
Clinic forms for medication and health services plans can be downloaded from the Stafford County Public Schools district fusion page under Health services/forms.
School Registration
Please see link to district fusion page under Stafford County Health Services for registration information related to immunizations and physicals.
Immunizations
This is just a reminder to all parents of 6th grade students to make sure your child has received the required TDAP booster shot before the first day of school. Written documentation of this vaccine is required for school attendance. If you have questions please contact your health care provider or the Virginia Department of Health.

For more information about immunizations please refer to section under health links as well as the forms and files section which includes information about registration requirements and the new HPV vaccine
Health Screenings
Routine screenings for vision and hearing begin in September. The following students will be screened for vision and hearing: All 7th grade students, New students, requests from parents, teachers.

Scoliosis is curvature of the spine. It affects 2-3% of the population.  If the condition is detected early and appropriately treated, progressive spine deformity can be prevented. Seventh grade students are encouraged to be screened by their Health Care Provider during their routine physical exam for this condition. 

Please see the attached information under forms and files for the current policy regarding Scoliosis and Scoliosis screening in Stafford County Public Schools

Discussion Topics
Forms and Files
 Being Active with Your Kids (BW).pdf
Being active with your kids is a resource to give parents ideas from Action for Healthy Kids Virginia
 Healthy Parties (BW).pdf
A resource from Action for Healthy Kids Virginia
 Healthy Rewards (BW).pdf
Another resource from Action for Healthy Kids Virginia
 Scoliosis Facts for Parents.doc
Scoliosis Facts for Parents
 Medication Permission Revised November 2013.pdf
Revised Medication Policy for SCPS, to take effect January 2, 2014.
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