Office of Student Health Services

Hello, Benton Families and Cougars!
Here we to a great start for the 2020-21 School year! Even with being mostly in a Virtual environment, we are STILL going to have an AMAZING year together! There is a lot of health information on the website, but if you have any questions, please send me an email and I'll be happy to respond. From a health standpoint there is plenty of things we can do to protect ourselves from COVID, while hoping to return to in-person learning as soon as it is safe. PLEASE, talk with your kids about good hand hygiene, how to properly wear a mask and the need for social distancing. Stopping this virus in it's tracks is the only way we can begin to get back to some normalcy. 

This will be my 11th year in the county and 3rd year at Benton. I received my BSN in nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and have a minor in Psychology.  I have two boys that graduated from PWCS and are now in college and the last son is a sophmore at Colgan. The girls in the family include my 12yr old Bulldog/Boxer and a 3 yr old Pibble/Mix. Our family LOVES the outdoors...hiking, biking, boating and going to sporting events. 

***ALL health treatment plans must be renewed annually and can be found at the bottom of this page. Please print a copy and take it with you for the Provider to complete during your child's evaluation. Make a copy of the completed/signed plan for yourself and email or fax it to me, even if we are still in virtual learning. This way, I can begin to plan for when in-person learning returns. 
*** Please see Benton Health Notifications in the column to the left for important information on REQUIRED vaccines and TdaP for rising 7th graders. Please email me this information as soon as you have it available, as they are required to have documentation in their file BEFORE they can begin classes. Now, more than ever, we want to ensure that all of our kids are adequately immunized!

Dr. offices have social distancing measures in place and are open for business!  For our Military Families....the VDOE Military Liaison has checked in with his military contacts across the state and advised that clinics on military bases are open and operational. 

***Please contact your child's health care provider
NOW to inquire about getting physicals,updated immunizations, signed health treatment plans, sports physicals, etc.***

PWCS School Health Physical/Immunization Information

Please contact Benton’s school nurse, Ruth Kuzemchak, with any questions.

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Medication Policy for PWCS 

(This will take you to BoardDocs, scroll down to bottom left page and print attachment 1)

School personnel cannot administer ANY medication until a form, signed by the parent, is on file in the clinic of the school.  All prescription medication must also have a physician’s signature before a prescription medication can be administered.  Parents must personally deliver prescription medications and signed forms to the school nurse.  All medication (prescription and over-the-counter) MUST be in an unopened, original container and will be kept in the clinic. It should be in as small amount, as space is very limited.

Nurse MaskCOVID19 Parent INformational PPT

For further information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please see Health news Links on the left side of this page. 

Health Treatment Plans (Forms) Health Treatment Plan
***In addition to the health treatment plan, Please remember to fill out a medication form FOR EACH medication that your child will need to take during the school day***


Click HERE for Revised Diabetic Treatment Plan with BAQSIMI (Word Doc)


Click HERE for regulation 757-4 regarding Administering Medication.


Click HERE for regulation  757-7 regarding Epileptic Seizures.
Remember to also complete the Parent Questionnaire, along with the Seizure Treatment Plan 


Click HERE for regulation 759-1 for Concussion Management.


View Regulation 757-5 for Asthma Medications to Students Form

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Click HERE for Virginia Asthma Action Plan Form

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Click HERE for Regulation 757-2 Food Allergy Treatment Plan

Sports Physicals

Click HERE for Sports Physical
***Please, Make a copy for yourself and submit the original copy to Mr. Raymond or the Atletic Trainer, Bryce Papp

For more information about the role of the SCHOOL NURSE
please see Office of Student Health Services