My name is Beth Antonucci and I am happy to be entering my 4th year as the School Nurse for Bristow Run ES.  My husband and I moved to VA from PA in 2017.  I am a RN and previously worked as a Pediatric Nurse and Supervisor at a large Pittsburgh Hospital for many years prior to receiving State certification to be a School Nurse. I worked for the same School District for 17 years prior to our move.

As we begin the 2020-2021 school year, I will continue to be available via email or 
the school clinic phone daily from 8AM-4PM:  antonuba@pwcs.edu    571-222-9875 

While the majority of our students will be attending classes virtually for the first quarter, I will physically be in the school building daily to assist those students attending for in-person instruction.  

Please don't hesitate to contact me, if I can be of any assistance.  


Announcements

If your child requires medication or specific treatment for a health condition(s), please complete the required documentation found to the right under School Health Forms.

A parent/guardian may complete the form for an over-the-counter medication that is to be given within the recommended dosage for age listed on the box. A physician must complete the form(s) for all prescription medications and all over-the-counter medication that is outside of the recommended dosage for age listed on the box. An adult must bring the medication in the original box along with the completed paperwork to the clinic. Students are NOT permitted to carry any medication unless they have received permission from the Principal.

Following State guidelines, nebulizer treatments are no longer recommended to be administered in schools since the outbreak of COVID-19.  However, administration of an inhaler through an attached chamber may be used for asthma treatments following written directives from a student's physician.  


NON-MEDICATED PRODUCTS
Products including saline or contact lens solution, petroleum jelly, Clearasil, lip balm, hand lotion, insect repellent and sunscreen may be carried and appropriately used in school, however, no spray or aerosol products are permitted.

COUGH DROPS/THROAT LOZENGES
Students in grades K-12 may carry and appropriately use cough drops/throat lozenges provided they are in the original packaging. Students may not share under any circumstances.



Reasons for which a child may be sent home from school or a for a parent to keep the child home from school:

1) Fever of 100.4 F and over - exclude until student has been fever free for at least 24 hours WITHOUT the aid of fever-reducing medication.

2) Conjunctivitis (pink eye), strep infections, 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 (especially if accompanied by a fever).

4) Head injury. Concussion - Must return from primary care physician with specific Dr.'s instructions to follow.

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.


Dear Parents,

There may be students in your child’s classroom that have severe life-threatening allergies to nuts which may include peanuts, peanut butter, pecans, walnuts, almonds and other nuts, nut oils (peanut oil) and nut flavorings (almond extract). Allergic reactions are triggered not only by ingesting these products but through touch and inhalation as well. Even small amounts of residue can cause an allergic reaction. We are making every effort to ensure that their safety and health are not jeopardized, but we need your help. You can help by sharing with your child a few precautions we can take to protect these classmates.


*** If your child has eaten peanut products before coming to school or during lunch, please ask them to wash their hands and face thoroughly before entering the classroom. Frequent hand washing also prevents the spread of germs!


***All classrooms are NUT FREE, so if your child brings a daily snack for eating in the classroom, please provide options that don't include nuts or nut products.


*** If you are considering celebrating your child’s birthday in the classroom, consider pencils, stickers, erasers or other non-edible treats instead of food items. Other students may have allergies to milk, eggs, soy, or wheat and they would have to be excluded from edible treats as well, so a non-edible treat would be something ALL the students could enjoy. 

These simple measures will greatly reduce the possibility of exposure and thus reducing the possibility of a severe reaction while attending school. Thank you in advance for your consideration in making the school environment safe for these children. Together we can make the school a safe and healthy learning environment for all of our children.


Beth Antonucci, RN
Bristow Run School Nurse