Welcome to our health room! Our health room is staffed daily by a school health room aide in addition to a school community health nurse on a regular basis. We provide first aid during school on an as-needed basis as well as maintain health records which include the immunization records, physicals and screenings for each student. This year we are staffed by Phyllis Rattey RN, School Community Health Nurse and by Ms. Irene Olisa, School Health Room Aide. Contact us at this phone number 301-650-6659.
- · Phyllis M. Rattey, RN, MS - Phyllis_M_Rattey@mcpsmd.org
- · Irene Olisa, SHRT - Irene_N_Olisa@mcpsmd.org
Here are some tips for staying healthy during the holidays:
- Wash your hands often.
‘Tis the flu season and with families and friends coming together, it is a great place to spread the germs.
- Watch what and how much you eat.
It is easy to over eat or not eat properly with all the Christmas cookies and great meals, but be mindful of portion size and making room for healthy foods.
- Keep active
Kids will have many days off of school. Remind them to stay active and try to find activities that will get them off the couch and away from the television and video games.
These and many more health tips can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/family/holiday/
Prevent the FLU - GET VACCINATED!
For more information on FREE county clinics check out the county website at : www.montgomerycountymd.gov.
You can also help prevent the spread of flu and many other contagious diseases by practicing the following good hygiene habits:
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue; immediately throw away used tissues.
- Sneeze and cough into the upper sleeve, not the hands.
- Wash hands frequently throughout the day.
- Wash hands by scrubbing together for 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
- Stay home from school and work is symptoms develop such as a fever, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, headache and body aches.
Medications in School
Medication forms are required for any medications to be given in school. This is for both prescription and over-the-counter medications. Medication forms are available from the health room or at the following link: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/forms/pdf/525-13.pdf IMPORTANT: This form MUST be signed by both the parent and the health care provider. All medications must be brought by an adult and in it’s original container with the completed form.
In order to attend school, every student must be in compliance with the immunizations required by the state of Maryland. If you are not in compliance, you will be notified by the health room. If you require assistance receiving immunizations, please let us know.
For current immunization requirements for the State of Maryland or a immunization certificate, please go to: http://ideha.dhmh.maryland.gov/immun/back-to-school-immunization-requirements.aspx
Staying Home from School
Students need to be excluded from school if they have a fever of greater than 100.5 F, actively or have been vomiting or have diarrhea. Please do not send students to school who are ill after giving them medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Please update the health room as needed for any changes in a student’s health status. A note from a physician is required after student has been absent for 3 days. Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date with the front office in case of emergency.
Each student participating in a school team sport must have a physical on file. This physical has to be dated within the last 2 years. (Please note- this is only for middle school. In high school the physicals need to be done every year). We also recommend a physical for in-coming 6th grade students and students new to MCPS regardless of participation in a sport so we are up-to-date on the health conditions of our students. Download a copy of the form at this link https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/forms/pdf/SRS-6.pdf
Outdoor Education Medication Form
Click here to download the form: AUTHORIZATION TO ADMINISTER PRESCRIBED MEDICATION Release and Indemnification Agreement
Health Room Hours
Irene Olisa, School Health Room Technician 7:30am -3:00pm (Monday -Friday)