Hello, my name is Lorna Swingle and this is my fourteenth year at Mountain View. I have four kids who have attended PWCS. I have a background in pediatric nursing as well as newborn and NICU. I love being with the kids and I really enjoy seeing them and joking around with them every day.  Please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns about your child's health. 

The PWCS school nurse program is designed to promote child and adolescent health and reduce health-related risk behaviors. The program is comprised of school nurses, a school health services coordinator, and a medical consultant. The role of the school nurse is to support student learning which is accomplished by implementing strategies that promote student and staff health. The school nurse provides health services, health education, staff wellness, promotes physical education and activity, and promotes community involvement. The school nurse also identifies health and safety concerns in the school environment and works collaboratively with staff, students and families in addressing these concerns.


Covid-19

During this Covid-19 outbreak  in our county, state, country and the world, it is easy to be misinformed.  If you are interested in Covid-19 information please use a reputable site to answer your concerns and/or update yourself.  Here are some links that you might find helpful:

Virginia Department of Health  
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

Center for Disease Control (CDC)  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
National Institute of Health (NIH)  https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
World Health Organization (WHO)  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Medical Forms

Please use the links at the bottom of this page to download any medical forms that you may need for the 2020-2021  school year. Please note there is an option to have your physician fill out the Asthma Action Plan online. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

If your child needs a health treatment plan for the next school year, please see me in the clinic or call me and I will give you one to fill out. They can also be found on the bottom of the clinic news page on the Mountain View website.

Tdap Booster Reminder

 According to the Prince William County Schools’ regulation #755-1, all students entering the 7th grade must have a Tdap booster. This requirement applies to all students that are 11 years old and if at least five years have passed since receiving the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. Please do not wait until next summer...if your child has already turned 11, please bring him/her to receive the Tdap booster.


If your child has already received the booster, please send me a copy of the record so it can be added to your child’s file. Please be advised that students will not be allowed to enter middle school without documentation of this immunization. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me
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Students with Allergies

The Allergy Action Plan (Reg. 757-2) is a  form that is required for all students with food or other serious allergies. The hard copy of the new plan can be found on the bottom of this page in the Health Documents section. For more information on the new allergy action policies, please click on the links below:

Lice Information

If your child shows signs of lice: itching, cream colored eggs stuck on hair shafts and/or small black bugs crawling in their hair please do not panic but read the information listed at the bottom of this web page in the health documents section.  It is really important to let me know if your child has lice, that is the only way that we can stop it from spreading.  Please refer to the PWCS Regulation 753-2 for more information.

Immunization Information

• A second dose of Varicella vaccine is required before entering kindergarten.
• A second dose of mumps vaccine is required before entering kindergarten.
• Four doses of polio vaccine are required, with one dose being administered after age four, for all children enrolling in school(K–12).
• Four doses of TdaP vaccine are required, with one dose being administered after age four, for all children enrolling in school(K–12).
* Three  doses of Hep B spaced appropriately with the third dose given after 6 months of age

Parents are responsible for providing documentation that all required immunizations are up-to-date, completed, or that a medical or religious exemption has been obtained. Immunization requirements for a child to enroll or attend public school in Virginia are outlined in the Virginia Department of Health’s School & Day Care Minimum Immunization Requirements.

Health Treatment Plans

If your child has a special health condition that the school needs to be aware of, please have your physician fill out a Health Treatment Plan.  These forms can be picked up in the nurse's office or downloaded from the health documents links below.  The nurse and staff at Mt. View Elementary follow the directions stated in the plan to provide your child with the safest and most appropriate medical care to satisfy his/her specific health needs.

Please also remember that in order for your child to receive medication at school, there must be an appropriate medication authorization form filled out for both prescription and over the counter medications.  Any medication must be dropped off by the parent in an unopened container and all medication will be kept in the clinic.

School exclusion criteria:

Please remember that according to the PWCS regulation #758-1, children must remain home from school for at least 24 hours if they have a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher and for 24 hours after an episode of vomiting or diarrhea.  If your child has strep throat, he/she must be on antibiotics for at least 24 hours before returning to school.  By complying with this regulation, this will help us maintain a healthier environment for everyone at school.  We want to assure you that the entire building is being cleaned by our custodial staff on a regular basis with a school approved disinfectant.
Clinic Information
Parents will be notified if a child is seen frequently in the clinic with minor complaints of illness or injury that tend to be chronic and keep the student out of class.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our children healthy. We all want to minimize the number of days that your children miss school and provide a healthy environment conducive to learning

Links

Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
Allergy& Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading nonprofit family health organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions.
Hand Washing Video
With the flu season upon us, it is important to remember to wash your hands.The attached video reminds us that it is important to wash our hands with soap and water for as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice. Stay healthy!

Parent Information
Medicines & Chronic Conditions