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School Nurse and Health Services

Thank you for keeping our students safe and healthy! 

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is fortunate to have a registered nurse in every school. These experienced health care professionals are available during the entire school day to respond to the health care needs of students. In addition to the traditional school nurse activities, our school health program has several special projects which are positively impacting the health of our school community.

Our school nurse is Kristin Shiraishi. You can contact Ms. Shiraishi at 703-933-6307 or via email at

Please remember that students must be fever-free for 24 hours without medicine before returning to school. 

Visit the ACPS website to learn more about ACPS School Health Services and policies, including medication administration in school, illness guidelines, screenings and immunizations.

A Message From Our Nurse

For the health of your child, other students, and school staff, it is important to know when your child should stay home due to illness. Students should stay home if they have had one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100°F or higher in the last 24 hours
  • Undiagnosed rash that is accompanied by fever or itching
  • Bad cough or difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
  • Sore throat, with fever or swollen glands in the neck
  • Symptoms of being sick such as being unusually tired, fussy, pale or had difficulty waking

If your child has strep throat or another bacterial infection, they should stay home until the antibiotic has been given for at least 24 hours and your health care provider has given permission for your child to return to school. 

We encourage you to seek medical attention when your child is sick and to follow your health care provider's recommendations about returning to school and other social activities.

School Nurse Policies

Please review the following helpful information from our school nurse to help keep our school healthy.

From the school nurse's office

Desde la Oficina de la Enfermera Escolar

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