Health Promotion

As we are entering the cold and flu season, this is a reminder of the best health practices to decrease the spread and transmission of viruses in PWCS schools.

Please remember to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw used tissues in the trash. If you don't have a tissue, cough, or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.

Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, dry hands with a paper towel, and use the paper towel to turn off the faucet. If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizers may also be used to preform hand hygiene.

Remember to stay home when you are sick until at least 24 hours without a fever (temperature 100 degrees) or the use of fever reducing medicine.

Together we can help stop the spread of germs that may make you and others ill. As Battlefield's Nurse I encourage all Bobcats to get a flu shot this season, as we are seeing a lot of flu in our community.

Bobcat Clinic

Battlefield High School offers basic health and wellness care in the school clinic. There is a full time R.N. on staff in all Prince William County high schools. At Battlefield, the school nurse is Mrs. Julie Mount. The clinic can be reached at 703-743-3539, and you can email Mrs. Mount at [email protected].

The nurse offers vision and hearing screenings, BP checks, health counseling and education, performs emergency and sick care, administers medication, and assures that all health regulations including immunizations are followed. First aid is always available, but students and parents should have injuries that occur at home assessed by their primary care physician. Medications can be administered to students that have signed medication consent on file and have their own medication into the clinic. All prescription medication must be brought in by a parent and the consent form must be signed by the physician. All medications must be in their original container and be labeled with the student's name.

Students may not carry unauthorized substances, including over-the-counter analgesics. Holding medication will result in disciplinary action.

General Documents to Download

Blood Donation Documents to Download

Physical Restrictions for Physical Education

If your student is in Health/PE classes and becomes injured or has any doctor-recommended physical restrictions, please download this regulation form Medical Restriction Form. Your physician must sign this form and you may return it to the PE teacher or the school nurse.

Regulations

These forms are maintained by PWCS central office, and are hosted on the PWCS.edu main site.