April Williams, RN
As the school nurse at GMS, I am proud to be part of the team effort that supports student success and well being. As I work with you and your child this year, I need your assistance and cooperation in preparing for the possibility that your child might need to take medication, become ill, or have an accident during school hours.
Students who come to the clinic for various reasons usually request that their parents be called. Just because you receive a phone call does not mean you must pick up your child, unless the child is obviously ill or injured. Middle School is a time of change, growing up, and developing responsibility. Students have to learn that sometimes we have to deal with discomfort and remain at school. Helping them to understand this will help them develop attendance and work habits that carry over into adulthood. Our goal is to keep students in class to learn to their full potential.
There are certain rules and procedures for the clinic and the school. Knowing some of them will help to avoid confusion and make things a little easier for everyone. I have listed information to the right on various topics to help guide you through the process. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's health needs and care, please call me at 898-0564.
7th Grade Tdap Vaccination
All rising 7th-graders and students new to Virginia Public Schools are required by Virginia law to have a tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis booster shot, also known as the Tdap shot, prior to entering school in September. Please provide proof of this shot as soon as possible to the main office. Tdap FAQ