Health Room

Office Info

School and Community Health Nurse:
Celeste M. Amadei, PsyD, MS, RN
Health Technician:
Rosana Turek Valeri

Telephone:
240-740-0115

Office:
Room 111



  • Click HERE for Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication form (MCPS Form # 525-13)
  • Click HERE for Diabetes Letter to Parents
  • Click HERE for State Diabetes form
  • Click HERE for Maryland State Supplemental Form for Students with Insulin Pumps
  • Click HERE for Management of Anaphylaxis
  • Click HERE for Authorization to Provide Medically Prescribed Treatment

IMPORTANT:

Parents, please keep your kids home from school if they are not feeling well. Students are excluded from school with a fever of 100 and a cough and/or sore throat until they are fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours. We are trying to prevent the spread of communicable disease in school.

Handwashing is the best way to help prevent the spread of germs. Please have a discussion with your kids and emphasize the importance of handwashing during the school day.

Breast Cancer Awareness Program

On February 12, 2019, Kennedy High School is participating in the Check It Out for Teens Program for 2019. The program provides breast cancer awareness and early detection information is specifically designed for female high school students. This program is made possible by Suburban Hospital and Hadassah Greater Washington in partnership with high schools in Montgomery County.

The goal of the program is to educate 11th and 12th grade female high school students about breast cancer to empower them to make important life-saving health decisions. It provides information about breast cancer risk factors, and stresses the need to be aware of family health history and the importance of making healthy life-style choices. During the program, a breast cancer survivor will tell her story and students will learn how to do monthly breast awareness checks and will be encouraged to incorporate them into their regular health routines, and educational handouts will be provided. A question-and-answer period will be included. Mothers of 11th and 12th grade students are welcome to come to the event as well. Our hope is that the students will share what they learn about breast health with other female relatives, neighbors and friends.

If students are not able to participate in the program, an OPT OUT permission slip is available. Please contact Ms. Amadei, School Nurse, if you have any questions about the event.

A NOTE ON MEDICATION POLICY

It is likely that during this school year, your child will have a medication prescribed for the treatment of a health issue. The general policy we recommend: children receive medication at home whenever possible. In the event that your child needs to receive medication at school, please note the following key points:

  • All medications, including over-the-counter meds require a physician’s written authorization (Authorization to Administer Medication, form #525-13). This form may be downloaded from the MCPS web site or be picked up from the health room.
  • Prescription medications must be provided in a container with the pharmacist's label attached, the name of the child and the dosage printed on the label.
  • For the safety of your student, as well as other students at school, all medications must be delivered to the school by a parent, guardian or designated adult.
  • Students may "self carry" emergency medications such as Epi-pens and inhalers with a physicians order and approval by the School Community Health Nurse. The written order will be kept on file in the health room.

* * * Under no circumstances may students self-carry or self-administer other medications in the school setting (prescription or over-the-counter) unless the above written orders are on file in the health room.

* * * Under no circumstances will the school administer medications or allow children to take medication that does not follow the aforementioned rules.

As always please feel free to contact the health room with any questions or concerns by phone at 240-740-0115.