Nurse assisting a student

Nurse Nelson is here to provide emergency medical care, screen students for illness, teach health maintenance, administer medication and physician-ordered treatment and/or procedures. If she can be of help to you or your children, please do not hesitate to call. See below for some health-related reminders.

Ms. Teresa Nelson, RN
Clinic: (804) 723-3444
Sick Line: (804) 723-3441

Absences Due to Illness

If your child will be absent from school due to an illness, please report his/her absence by calling the KCES Sick Line at (804) 723-3441.

Returning to School After an Illness

In order to be present at school, a student should be free of fever, vomit, and diarrhea for a minimum of 24 consecutive hours without medication.


Hanover County’s medication policy prohibits the transfer of any type of medication, prescription or over-the-counter, by your child. A parent or guardian must bring all medications, unopened and in the original container, to the clinic. The parent or guardian must complete an “Authorization and Permission to Administer Medication Form.” Any medication a student must take at school for 10 days or more requires a doctor’s written order.


At the beginning of the year, we distribute allergy alert letters to students in classrooms in which there is a child with severe allergies. These letters provide guidelines for foods that must be avoided as snack items throughout the year in order to protect our students. If you receive an allergy letter, please read it carefully and keep it for reference throughout the year.  

Wellness Policy

During the summer of 2015, the Hanover County School Board revised the Wellness Policy (School Board Policy 6-3.19) to state that students and parents may not bring food into the school building to be shared with other students. If you wish to recognize your child’s birthday or another special occasion, please do not send edible treats for the class.  

This policy also requires that we provide all parents with advance notification of any instructional activities or classroom parties that may involve food. For this reason, you will receive at least one week’s notice of these events, including a specific menu. This notification will also be your opportunity to provide permission for your child to participate or offer information regarding accommodations he/she may need.


Please access and print forms on the division Health Services page.  

The following forms may be picked up from the clinic or requested from Ms. Teresa Nelson.

  • Memorandum of Understanding for Private Duty Nurse
  • Release of Medical Information
  • Medically Fragile Health Services Plan
  • Medical Procedure Order Form
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