Health Room Information
Patricia Gwilliam, School Nurse
Tatyana Partch, Health Room Technician
PREPARING FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
Medication/Treatment Orders from your Health Care Provider
The appropriate medication/treatment authorization form(s) must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.
Please be aware of the expiration date on the pharmacy label when bringing the medication to the Health Room with the new authorization form. School health staff will determine medication expiration by the date printed on the pharmacy label. Please note that EpiPens, Diastat, Glucagon, and inhalers have an expiration date printed on the container in addition to the pharmacy label. Therefore the container expiration date must be equal to or exceed the expiration date on the pharmacy label. Please make sure the expiration date on the individual medication container exceeds the expiration date on the label before leaving the pharmacy.
To help make your child’s first day a success, please submit all completed forms and medications to the Health Room during the week of August 18th between 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM. This will give school health staff time to make sure the forms and medications are correct in preparation for your child’s first day of school. Please do not send in medications with your child to school. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to arrange for the safe delivery of medication to the school Health Room by an adult (FCPS Regulation 400-23). If you have any questions you may contact the NMES Health Room at 240-236-1310. Thank you for your cooperation.
What vaccinations are mandated?
What will happen if my child is not vaccinated?
Where can I get my child vaccinated?
What if my child has already been vaccinated or had chickenpox?
Don’t delay, vaccinate today.
During the school year it may be necessary for your child to take prescription or nonprescription medications during the school day. These medications may need to be given daily or on an as needed basis. In order for this to happen you are required to follow the FCPS Medication Administration Policy.
If medication is needed at school:
**Please check expiration dates of all medications prior to sending to school. For further questions, you may contact the health room at (240) 236-1310.
IMPORTANT FLU INFORMATION