Attention: If your student has an updated Health Exam or updated Immunizations please bring a copy to the clinic.
Thank You!

My name is Elaina White and I am happy to be the school nurse at Marshall Elementary School. Please do not hesitate contacting me with any of your concerns or questions. You may contact me via email or you may call the front office, 703-791-2099.


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’re sick until at least 24 hours without a fever or the use of fever reducing medicine.  Together we can help stop the spread of germs that may make you and others ill.  

When Should I Keep My Child Home From School?

Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria (per regulation 757-1) for the following reasons:

  1. Fever of 100.4 degrees F and over- exclude until student has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
  2. Conjunctivitis (pink eye), strep infections, ringworm, and impetigo are all infections and must be treated with medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school. Please do not allow affected students back before this time so that other students are not infected unnecessarily.
  3. Rash of unknown origin with fever and/or behavioral changes, until a primary care provider has determined that the illness is not a communicable disease.
  4. Head injury
  5. Severe coughing or difficulty breathing
  6. Colds - a child with thick or constant nasal drainage should remain at home
  7. Diarrhea - sudden increase in the frequency to more than three loose/watery stools per day. Exclude until student has been symptom free for at least 24 hours.
  8. Stiff neck associate with fever and/or recent injury
  9. Vomiting-unless the vomiting is determined to be caused by a diagnosed non-communicable/non-infectious condition(such as dysmenorrhea, dysphagia, etc.)
  10. Abdominal pain that continues for more than two hours or intermittent abdominal pain associated with fever or other signs or symptoms.
  11. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school
  12. Refer to the VDOH Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel for other exclusions/information.

Hearing and Vision Screening

Kindergarten and third grade students have their vision and hearing screened during the first months of the school year. You will be notified only if there is a problem with results of either screening. Vision screening may be performed by volunteers with the Lion's Club. They use a Spot Vision Screener which takes a picture of the eye and screens for a variety of eye and vision problems.

Kindergarten Parents

Please consider packing a change of clothes in your student's backpack. We have a very limited supply of clothing available in the clinic.

Emergency Cards

Parents and guardians please make sure the school has up-to-date contact information for all persons listed on the emergency card. This is crucial when trying to contact parents and/or emergency contacts regarding illness and/or injury at school.

Health Treatment Plans