Important News & Resources

 

Attention PWCS Parents:

  

All preschool, kindergarten, and new to the county students are required to submit a Virginia School Entrance Health (Physical) Form and immunization record completed by a licensed provider prior to the first day of school. School entrance physicals must be completed within one year of entry. This means that for the 2021-2022 school year, physicals must be completed between August 23, 2020 and August 23, 2021. Students who were previously enrolled in a PWCS preschool program, through Headstart or child find, are also required to submit an updated physical that falls within the dates above. This is in accordance with the Virginia Department of Education school entrance requirements and is a requirement for both in person and virtual schooling within the county. These records must be provided to the school nurse by Friday, August 20, 2021 by 4:00 pm in order to begin classes on the first day of school, Monday, August 23, 2021. Blank copies of the School Entrance Health form (and other related forms) that can be provided to your child's health care provider are linked below. 

Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form

Commonwealth of Virginia Minimum Immunization Requirements

**Effective July 1,  2021**  A minimum of 2 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine are required for school entry. The first dose should be administered at age 12 months or older.

Religious Exemption Form

If you need assistance or resources regarding school entrance physicals or immunizations, please contact the school nurse, Ashley Gardner, at gardneaa@pwcs.edu. 

 

PWCS cares deeply about students’ emotional well-being during their time away from school. 

If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send n e-mail to studentsupportservices@pwcs.edu.  A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability.  This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day.  If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:

Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline                                               703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline)               1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline)         741741   

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline     703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board               703.792.7800