9 – 12 Health-Related To Do Items for Back to School

From Natalie Johnson, Upper School Nurse 

Dear Upper School families and students,

I am Natalie Johnson, the Upper School nurse and all-school health coordinator. I look forward to meeting students and communicating with parents and guardians during the 2023-24 year on matters related to health and wellness. For now, however, I have a few items that require your attention:

  1. Complete your medical forms electronically in Magnus Health by Aug. 15.

    1. We highly recommend downloading the Magnus Health app in the Apple or Google Play stores.

    2. Depending on age and how long they’ve been at the School, students have different requirements. Magnus Health will know based on your answers to preliminary questions what forms you will need for your student.

    3. If your child has a pediatrician appointment made for after Aug. 15, please contact me so I may make a note of it.

    4. Please note that student-athletes and Residential Life students may not participate in regular School activities until these forms are completed.

    5. If your student’s medical information changes at any time after these forms are submitted, please contact me directly so that I can update them.

  2. Review these medication guidelines carefully. St. Anne’s-Belfield School follows the Virginia State Law regarding medication administration. 

    1. The guidelines below apply to prescription as well as over-the-counter medications. If you feel your student may need over-the-counter medicine prior to school, such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or Pepto Bismol, please evaluate whether attending school is the appropriate action.

    2. Medication will only be given to students at School written permission from the parent/guardian and your child’s medical provider. The permission form is in Magnus Health. 

    3. Medication should be brought to the main office by the parent/guardian in a pharmacy-labeled container including doctor’s name, student’s name, drug, time to be given, and amount. If the medication needs to be given at school, the parent/guardian needs to divide the amount into separately-labeled bottles for school. The medication guidelines also apply to those students who use inhalers and EpiPens.

    4. Medications will be stored in the nurse’s office inside the infirmary in the Scott Center for Arts & Sciences (see map). Students may not carry medication during the school day. If it is medically necessary for a student to store medication in the classroom or self carry, then a special form must be completed by the parent and physician. 

  3. The health and safety of our community is a top priority. I encourage you to take a moment to review our protocols regarding illness and COVID-19, along with health and wellness support and programming. 

I welcome your communication regarding your student’s health or any details above. If you need any help with Magnus Health, you can reach me through the infirmary office at 434-296-5106 ext. 2181 or by email, njohnson@stab.org.

Thank you for your continued support! I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Sincerely,

Natalie Johnson, RN

 



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