Beth Williams, RN
Welcome to the clinic site. 2016-2017 will be my third year as a school nurse. The first 20 years of my nursing career was spent working in the cardiac unit of a hospital in Northern Virginia. My family and I live in the Lake Ridge community. I am a local and graduated from this excellent school system. The transition to school nursing has been wonderful and I have really enjoyed working with the students. Stop by anytime and say hello.
Clinic Hours: 7:45 am - 3:45 pm
SPECIAL CLINIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
All medications on file in the clinic must be picked up by the last day of the school year. Only parents/guardians can transport medication; students are not permitted to carry or transport medication. Any medication remaining in the clinic at the end of the school day, on the last day of school, will be disposed of per Regulation 757-4. Please call the clinic if you have any questions.
There may be students in your child's classroom who have severe, life threatening allergies to nuts or other foods. These may include peanuts, peanut butter, tree nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, other nuts), nut oils(peanut) and nut flavorings (extracts). 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. Other food allergies are milk, eggs, soy or wheat. Artificial food dyes are also an allergen.
We make every effort ensure their safety and health are not jeopardized,but we need your help. You can help by sharing with your child a few precautions they can take to protect their classmates.
***If your child has eaten peanut/tree nut 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!
***If you are considering celebrating your child's birthday at school, please bring pencils, stickers, erasers or other non-edible treats. A non-edible treat would be something ALL students could enjoy. These simple measures will greatly reduce the possibility of exposure and potential severe reaction while attending school. Thank you in advance for your consideration in making school a safer environment for these children. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
ATTENTION RISING 6TH GRADE STUDENTS!
REMINDER: All students entering middle school must receive the Tdap booster in order to attend school for the 2016-2017 year. If your child has already received this booster, please bring documentation to school/clinic. If your child receives the booster after the end of the school year, please bring the documentation to your child's middle school over the summer prior to the first day of school. Students WILL NOT be allowed to attend/start school without proof of this immunization. Please contact me, your doctor or the health district if you have any questions.
Autumn is here and so are seasonal allergies!
If your child suffers from seasonal allergies and takes medication to relieve symptoms, PLEASE give allergy medication, to include eye drops, EACH day prior to school. This will help avoid time spent away from the classroom and important instructional time. Allergy medications should be given every day during allergy season so they will work properly.