With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Room will schedule appointments for parents to drop off emergency medications and diabetic supplies for their student. No medicine will be accepted without a pre scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment please call the health room at 240-566-9217. Appointments will be made between the hours of 7:30-3. Medicine drop off will occur at the front door. The nurse or tech will come out with the paperwork. If your student takes daily medicine, please administer these medicines at home to limit exposure to the health room.
Medication/Treatment Orders from your Healthcare Provider:
The appropriate medication/treatment authorization form(s) must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. Forms are available online at www.fcps.org or at your child’s school.
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. Note 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. Students are not permitted to self carry prescription or over the counter medications. All medications need to be dropped off by parents with accompanying authorization forms completed.
FCPS is asking for your help keeping all our schools and communities safe. Please review the list of COVID-19 symptoms below with your student prior to leaving for school every day. You will be provided a weekly communication reminder of this requirement. Students who are ill or are experiencing symptoms are expected to remain at home.
Parents/Guardians are affirming and attesting to the following for their student:
(a) Your student has not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days, or in the last 10 days had any
close and prolonged contact (*within 6 feet for 15 minutes or greater) with anyone who is either
confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19, AND
(b) Your student is not currently experiencing or displaying, and your student has not in the last 10 days
met the criteria for a person experiencing a COVID-19-like-Illness:
Any 1 of the following:
cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or, smell;
At least 2 of the following:
▪ Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) or higher
▪ Chills or shaking chills
▪ Muscle aches
▪ Sore Throat
▪ Congestion or runny nose
▪ Nausea or vomiting, or
If the answer is YES to any of the above statements, your student should not come to school.
Please contact your healthcare provider with any questions regarding next steps for your
Thank you for your cooperation.
* 15 minutes of close contact in a cumulative 24-hour period