Meadow Hall has a health room staffed by a health technician. The technician works with a community health nurse. Students are referred to the health room for treatment of minor injuries, other physical complaints or illnesses, and to receive prescribed medications.
If a student is sick or injured at school, health room staff will make every effort to reach the parent or the emergency contact person named on the student's information card. In the event of an emergency, the principal or other staff member will call 911 and will accompany the child if he or she is transported to the hospital.
Be sure to let the school know immediately if there are any changes in the following:
- Parent/guardian’s home, work, and cell phone numbers and address
- Emergency contact person’s phone numbers and address (if the parent cannot be reached)
It is best to keep sick children at home so they can recover, regain their strength, and not infect other students. Signs of significant illness may include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, cough or wheezing, sore throat, rash, and infection.
To request that prescription or over-the-counter medication be administered to a child during the school day, parents must complete MCPS form 525-13 (Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication), which includes a signed order from a doctor. The form is available online or at the school. The medication must be properly labeled and brought to the school health room by an adult. Students may not take any medication at school, including over-the-counter pain relievers, unless administered by school staff.
For more information on this and other Health related information, please visit the MCPS School Health Services page.