Health Room Information

COVID-19  Physical Exams & Immunizations Required Health Forms Health Room
Illness Immunizations Medications Students Ill at School

School Health Room Nurse:  Corrine Forrester


Phone: (240)740-7322

School Health Room Technician:  Carmen Torres


Phone: (240)740-7322

COVID-19 Symptoms

If your student becomes sick with any one of these Covid symptoms, they should stay home. Please follow up with your pediatrician. A Covid test or a doctor's note stating an alternate diagnosis for the symptom would be needed prior to return to school.

Additionally, your sick student should not return until their symptoms have improved for 24h without the use of fever reducing medication.

  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe headache (debilitating)
  • New loss of taste or smell

COVID-19 Testing Sites

Click here to view the list of pediatric testing sites in Montgomery County.

View the Maryland website search engine here.  Enter your address or zipcode into the search field to view the list of testing sites near you. 

Physical Examinations and Immunizations

A physical examination is required for students entering Maryland public schools for the first time or transferring from a private school. The examination must be done within nine months before or six months after enrollment.

Required Health Forms

Health Room

Our Health Technician is on duty from 8:05 am to 2:40 pm each school day. It is important for us to have every child's emergency information on file so that we may contact parents quickly if necessary. If your child becomes too ill to remain in class, you will be contacted and asked to pick up your child.


To prevent the spread of communicable diseases, parents are asked to keep children at home when an illness is suspected. Children need to be Medicine free for 24 hours (with any fever reducer medication) before returning to school. Children who do not feel well have difficulty paying attention or completing assignments. Health room staff are not available to provide long-term care for sick children. Parents must make arrangements to pick up a sick child as soon as possible in the event a child becomes ill while at school. The primary role of health room staff is to provide emergency first aid.


Students are to be immunized in accordance with Maryland State laws before enrolling in a Montgomery County public school. Students may not be allowed to attend school until evidence of immunizations against DPT, polio, measles, and rubella is presented. Students entering kindergarten through fifth grade must have 4 Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus (DPTs) 3 Polio and 3 Hepatitis B vaccines. All students are required to have 1 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and 1 Varicella (chicken pox) (after the first birthday and a second one by age 5) for a total of 2 MMR and 2 Varicella. All students new to Montgomery County must provide proof of a physical examination within the last nine months. Please check with the school Health Technician if you have any questions about immunizations or health records.


Parents are encouraged to administer medications to their children at home whenever possible. No medication will be administered in school or during school-sponsored activities without written authorization from the parent/guardian and a physician's written order. Any prescribed medication that needs to be administered at school must be in the original bottle with a Pharmacy label attached and must be accompanied by MCPS form 525-13 (Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication). All medications and proper MCPS forms signed by a physician must be hand delivered to the Health Technician by the parent; under no circumstances will school personnel administer medications brought to school by a student. Over-the-counter medications must be accompanied by a physician's Medication Form (525-13 Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication). Medications must be in a sealed/unopened package and are to be administered by the Health Technician. Please do not send cough drops, throat drops, vitamins, aspirin, Tylenol, etc. to school with your child. The following forms and information are available online:

Students Who Become Ill at School

Burnt Mills ES has a Health Room located near the main office area. Students who become ill at school may be picked up in the Health Room and should be signed out in the main office. Students who have purchased a school lunch and who leave before lunch time should contact the cafeteria before they leave school that day.