School Nurse

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Barb Ratliff
bratliff@bedford.k12.va.us
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WELCOME BACK WILDCATS!!!!

 

Hello, everyone and welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year!  My name is Barb Ratliff and this is my sixth year as the school nurse at Stewartsville Elementary. Our clinic is open daily from 7:30 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need to discuss your child’s health concern/medication with me.  The school number is (540)890-2174.

Important items as we move forward in the year:

 If your child has an allergy that requires an epi-pen or has asthma, seizures, diabetes, or any other medical condition potentially requiring treatment at school, please return the health care plan from your physician AND any medication to the clinic.  This is very important and could greatly impact your child’s health and safety should they need them at school.

During the last week of September, we will have our yearly vision and hearing screenings for Kindergarten, (unless previously done with the school entrance physical) 3rd, and 5th graders and all students who are new to Bedford County. In addition, our 5th graders will be screened for scoliosis.  Please make every effort to have your child present at school those days and assure they are wearing their glasses or contact lenses, if they have them.  Lastly, during the months of September and October, the Speech-Language Pathologist will conduct speech-language screenings for all PreK and K students. 

If you do not want your child screened you must notify the school by the end of the second week of September by sending a written note to the clinic stating your request.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.

I hope you all are settling into the new school year healthy and I look forward to helping your children have a safe and healthy 2019-2020 school year.

 

Barb Ratliff, RN



Please see that attached letter from the VA Department of Health regarding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series:

HPV letter - English

Spanish version:
HPV letter - Spanish

 

DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR CAREDOX!!!

Caredox is an electronic medical record that allows parents to be notified through email when their child visits the health clinic while at school.  Please take time to complete your child's Caredox enrollment. If you have signed up in the past, you will need to go into the website and update, even if there are no changes. 
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE EMAIL:  Activation@caredox.com. or contact me at the school at (540)890-2174.



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