Important News & Resources

For up-to-date information on COVID-19:

Here is a great resource from Autism Little Learners that you can share with your child about wearing a mask during the COVID-19 Pandemic:  Wearing A Mask: Story for Children

CDC Wash Hands

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect you and your family from getting sick.

Follow these five steps every time.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Check out the video below for more information and to see a demonstration:



PWCS Nutrition is offering to-go meals every Monday-Friday for children under 18:


PWCS Nutrition To Go Meals
If you or your family are worried about not being able to get food during the COVID-19 crisis, you can text "Food" or "Comida" to 877-877 and you will be connected with nearby resources and help.

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



Welcome to the Kerrydale Clinic Information Page!

Nurse Ashley

I am Nurse Ashley and I have been the proud Nurse of the Kerrydale Elementary School Clinic since 2014! 

About me:

attended Prince William County Schools throughout grade school and graduated from Gar-Filed Sr. High School.  I went on to attend Radford University where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. After graduating, I worked as a Research Technologist studying infectious disease at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.  I returned to school to further my education in 2010 where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2011 from Duke University School of Nursing. I worked as an inpatient Pediatric Nurse at Children's National Medical Center before taking on the role of a School Nurse in 2014.  I earned my Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) in 2013.

Thank you for allowing me to care for your children while they are at Kerrydale. I have included some useful information, links, and health related school forms below.  I can be reached by email at gardneaa@pwcs.edu with any questions you may have regarding your child's health needs in the school setting.  

Reasons your child should stay home from school or may be sent home by the nurse during the school day:

  1. Fever of 100.4º F and over - exclude until student has been fever-free without the use of fever reducing medications for at least 24 hours.
  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 discharge should remain home.
  7. Diarrhea – sudden increase in frequency to more than three loose/watery stools per day. Exclude until student has been symptom free for at least 24 hours.
  8. Vomiting – unless the vomiting is determined to be caused by a diagnosed non-communicable/non-infectious condition (such as dysmenorrhea, dysphagia, etc.).
  9. Abdominal pain that continues for more that two hours or intermittent abdominal pain associated with fever or other signs or symptoms.
  10. Stiff neck associated with fever and/or a recent injury.
  11. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.
  12. Refer to the Virginia Department of Health’s “Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel” for other exclusions/information.
  13. Refer to PWCS Regulation 757-1

All students should have up-to-date parent/guardian contact information and three local emergency contacts on file with the school in the event that contact needs to be made due to a student health emergency.


Health Treatment Plans:

Health treatment plans should be completed by the student's physician and delivered to the nurse at the start of each school year. Any accompanying medications must be delivered by the parent in original, unopened packaging with prescription label intact (when applicable) and unexpired. Students are not permitted to transport medications to and from school.

Virginia Asthma Action Plan

Virginia Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP)

Seizure Action Plan

Cancer Care Plan

Authorization for Medication Administration Form

Clean Intermittent Catheterization Treatment Plan

Tube Feeding Treatment Plan

Medical Procedure Treatment Plan

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan
Request for Administration of Medication for Allergic Reactions
Student Epinephrine Self-Carry Authorization
Severe Allergy Individual Health Care Plan
Student Allergy History Form

Authorization to Implement Health Treatment Plans
(Must accompany ALL PWCS Health Treatment Plans)

Release of Medical Information Authorization


*More information coming soon*