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Hello, Benton Families and Cougars and HaPpY New Year!
I am looking forward to the return to in-person learning and enjoying all the new prospects of the New Year! 

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 Sophomore at Colgan. The girls in the family include our 2 month old Boxer/Pibble Mix and a 6 yr old Pibble/Mix. Our family LOVES the outdoors...hiking, biking, boating and going to sporting events. 
There is a lot of health information on the website (just click on the underline links), but if you have any specific 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.

As we begin the in-person return to learn, PLEASE, talk with your kids about good hand hygiene, how to properly wear a mask and the need for social distancing. We MUST take this seriously so we can stop this virus in it's tracks! That is the only way we can begin to get back to some normalcy. 6th Grade has returned to 50-50 model on February 25th and 7th & 8th Grade on March 2. Keep up to date with
PWCS R2 In-Person Learning


***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. Students will NOT be able to return to in-person learning without being compliant with immunizations. These students will have to remain virtual until we receive updated immunization records. Now, more than ever, we want to ensure that all of our kids are adequately immunized!

PWCS School Health Physical/Immunization Information

Bitmoji Can I help youPlease contact Benton’s school nurse, Ruth Kuzemchak, with any questions.

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

#BetterTogether     #WeAreAllInThisTogether 

Nurse MaskCOVID-19 Info 

Stay Home When Ill and Be Prepared to Quarantine

It is important to be prepared as we begin the new school year in the midst of a pandemic. Our new reality will require students, families and staff to complete a Daily home screening for symptoms of COVID and stay home if you are ill.

If you or someone in your family is ill, please reference the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Decision Tree document to learn what your next steps should be. Report any student absences to the front office staff, specifying if the absence is COVID-19 related. Our school nurses will follow up with any COVID-19 related cases.

Everyone must be prepared to stay home and quarantine for up to two weeks if you become ill with or are exposed to COVID-19. We know being quarantined for two weeks will be extremely challenging, but it is absolutely necessary to stop the spread of the virus. Make a PLAN, as COVID will undoubtedly affect us all at some point. Check out this COVID-19 Personal Prepardness Infographic to help you develop a plan. PLEASE make sure that you having working contact numbers of where you can be reached during the school day, should your student become ill. Also, have a "Plan B" if you cannot get to the school quickly, as we simply can not keep students in the isolation room for an extended period. Anyone picking up the student must be listed on the Emergency Card and show license before the student will be released to them.

PWCS nurses will be working closely with the PWCS Pandemic Coordinator, Heather Wines & the VDH to notify students and staff as soon as possible if you have been exposed to COVID-19 at school. Always answer your phone if VDH is calling (it will likely be from an 804 area code)

COVID19 Parent Information Return to Learn
The above link takes you to the PWCS COVID Health Protocols Page.

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PWCS Mask Regulation

CDC Coronavirus Info (Masks)

Where can I get tested for Coronavirus?
 COVID Test 

 Bitmoji Back to SchoolWhen can my child return to school after being sick?  (Pages 18-19)

Have your child's Health Care Provider fill out the
Permission to Return to School Form

Prince William Health District COVID Resources Page   PWHD Resources

Health Treatment Plans (Forms)

Health Treatment Plan

Health information is important for the safety of your student in school. Any medical and health information that is concerning to you is important for the school to have. This includes but is not limited to medications, health conditions, and allergies. Parents are reminded that they are responsible for providing medical information on their child and updates as needed.

Regulations describe various health services, including health treatment procedures and emergency treatment plans, allergic reactions, administering medication, and administration of asthma medication. Regulations and forms are also available in school health offices.

If you are uncertain if your student requires a health plan, please consult with your school nurse. School nurses and school staff are authorized to follow the directions of your child’s health care provider.

Your child’s health and safety are the top priorities in our schools. Please help us keep your child safe by updating your child’s information. If you have questions, please contact the school nurse at your child’s school.

***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 Form
Click HERE to view Medication Administration Regulation

***School personnel cannot administer ANY medication without having the appropriate documentation signed by the parent, on file in the clinic. All prescription medication must also be signed by the ordering provider.

***An adult must personally deliver the medications to the school nurse.
Medications may not be sent in with the student. 

*** All medication (prescription & over-the-counter MUST be in an unopened, original container and will be kept in the clinic. It should be provided in the smallest quantity possible, as space is very limited.


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

Food Allergies

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 Athletic Trainer, Bryce Papp