Health Room

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Welcome to our health room! Our health room is staffed daily by a school health room aide in addition to a school community health nurse on a regular basis. We provide first aid during school on an as-needed basis as well as maintain health records which include the immunization records, physicals and screenings for each student. This year we are staffed by Tami VanVeldhuisen, School Community Health Nurse and by the Michelle Barkdoll School Health Room Aide.

Contact us at this phone number 301-929-6921

General Announcements Hearing and Vision Screening

In accordance with the Maryland State Law students in Montgomery CountyPublic Schools are screened for possible vision and hearing problems. Trained hearing and vision screeners will be screening all students in Eight Grade and those students new to MCPS on Oct 4,5,and 6. If your child wears glasses or contacts they should wear them everyday and bring them to the screening. If your child fails the screening, you will receive a referral form to take to your child’s doctor for follow-up.
If your child is already under care for a hearing or vision problem, or you do not wish your child to be screened at school, please notify the school nurse in writing.

Attention 6th Grade Parents

Students entering 7th grade for the 2016-2017 school year are REQUIRED to have proof of the following immunizations:  

Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-accellular pertussis)  

MCV4 (Meningococcal)  

If your child has had these immunizations already- please bring documentation to the health room at any time.  

If your child has not received these immunizations, please contact your child’s health care provider and make an appointment to receive these.

If you have any questions, please contact the health room at 301-929-6921.

 Nurse IT IS FLU SEASON- BE PREPARED

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What should I do? 
1. Keep your child home from school if you suspect he/she may have the flu.  Do NOT send your child to school if he/she has a fever. 
2. Make sure the school has a current, working phone number where you can be reached should your child become ill at school.
3. Have an emergency transportation plan in place should your child need to be picked up at school during the days.
How can I prevent the flu?
*Get the Flu shot

For more information about the upcoming clinics and the FluMist, visit the following websites:
http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/emergency/flu/
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/flu
The injectable seasonal flu vaccine will be available, at no charge, at other DHHS flu clinics at various locations in the county, October through December. Visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/flu or call 311 for county locations. The Flu vaccine may also be available from your health care provider
*Wash hands often and for at least 20 seconds

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Medications in School

Medication forms are required for any medications to be given in school. This is for both prescription and over-the-counter medications. Medication forms are available from the health room or at the following link:

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/forms/pdf/525-13.pdf

IMPORTANT:
This form MUST be signed by both the parent and the health care provider. All medications must be brought by an adult and in it’s original container with the completed form.

 

 

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Immunizations

In order to attend school, every student must be in compliance with the immunizations required by the state of Maryland. If you are not in compliance, you will be notified by the health room. If you require assistance receiving immunizations, please let us know. For current immunization requirements for the State of Maryland, please go to:

http://www.edcp.org/pdf/Min_Vacc_Req.pdf

For a copy of an immunization certificate go to:

http://www.edcp.org/pdf/896_form.pdf

 

 

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Staying Home from School

Students need to be excluded from school if they have a fever of greater than 100.0 F, actively or have been vomiting or have diarrhea. Please do not send students to school who are ill after giving them medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Please update the health room as needed for any changes in a student’s health status. A note from a physician is required after student has been absent for 3 days. Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date with the front office in case of emergency.

 

 

 

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Physicals

Each student participating in a school team sport must have a physical on file. This physical has to be dated within the last 2 years. (Please note- this is only for middle school. In high school the physicals need to be done every year). We also recommend a physical for in-coming 6th grade students and students new to MCPS regardless of participation in a sport so we are up-to-date on the health conditions of our students.

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Outdoor Education Medication Form

 

Click here to download the form:
AUTHORIZATION TO ADMINISTER PRESCRIBED MEDICATION
Release and Indemnification Agreement

 

 

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Health Room Hours

 

Michelle Barkdoll 7:45 am -3:15 pm (Monday -Friday)

Tami VanVeldhuisen 7:30 am -3:00 pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)

Contact us by phone: 301-929-6921

 

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