Office of Student Health Services

Hello, Benton Families and Cougars!

I hope you are all staying healthy at home and practicing social distancing when you have to go out. Although schools are closed, I am still here to answer questions about your child's health treatment plan and am already preparing to welcome kids back in the fall! Since we are following the CDC/VDH recommendations for social distancing, schools remain closed to employees, parents and students.  There is a lot of health information on the website, but if you have any questions, please send me an email and I'll be happy to respond. Since recommendations are changing rapidly and we don't know yet, what the start of the next school year will look like there are a few things we can do to prepare from a health standpoint, so we can be ready to start the new school year.

***ALL health treatment plans must be renewed annually and can be found at the bottom of this page. Please print a copy and take it with you for the Provider to complete during your child's evaluation. Make a copy of the completed/signed plan for yourself and email/fax or deliver the original to the clinic when we reopen.
*** Please see Benton Health Notifications in the column to the left for important information on REQUIRED vaccines and TdaP for rising 7th graders. Please email me this information as soon as you have it available. Now, more than ever, we want to ensure that all of our kids are adequately immunized!

Many Dr. offices have social distancing measures in place and are open for business!  For our Military Families....the VDOE Military Liaison has checked in with his military contacts across the state and advised that clinics on military bases are open and operational. 

***Please contact your child's health care provider
NOW to inquire about getting physicals,updated immunizations, signed health treatment plans, sports physicals, etc.***

Please contact Benton’s school nurse, Ruth Kuzemchak, with any questions.

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Medication Policy for PWCS 

(print and complete page 5 and have an ADULT bring it to the clinic with a new, unopened bottle of medication)

School personnel cannot administer ANY medication until a form, signed by the parent, is on file in the clinic of the school.  All prescription medication must also have a physician’s signature before a prescription medication can be administered.  Parents must personally deliver prescription medications and signed forms to the school nurse.  All medication (prescription and over-the-counter) MUST be in an unopened, original container and will be kept in the clinic. It should be in as small amount, as space is very limited.

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For further information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please see Health news Links on the left side of this page. 

Health Treatment Plans (Forms) Health Treatment Plan
***In addition to the health treatment plan, Please remember to fill out a medication form FOR EACH medication that your child will need to take during the school day***


Click HERE for Revised Diabetic Treatment Plan with BAQSIMI (Word Doc)


Click HERE for regulation 757-4 regarding Administering Medication.


Click HERE for regulation  757-7 regarding Epileptic Seizures.
Remember to also complete the Parent Questionnaire, along with the Seizure Treatment Plan 


Click HERE for regulation 759-1 for Concussion Management.


View Regulation 757-5 for Asthma Medications to Students Form

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Click HERE for Virginia Asthma Action Plan Form

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Click HERE for Regulation 757-2 Food Allergy Treatment Plan

Sports Physicals

Click HERE for Sports Physical

For more information about the role of the SCHOOL NURSE
please see Office of Student Health Services