Meghan Bennett - School Nurse

meghan.bennett@bedford.k12.va.us


(revised May 2018)


FMS SCHOOL NURSE NOTES: END OF SCHOOL YEAR HEALTH CLINIC UPDATE

 

 

  • Please remember to pick up any medication your child has in the clinic before the last day of school on May 25th, 2018.  Any medication not picked up will be destroyed.

 

 

  • If you need a medication permission form or health care plan for your child for next school year, you can get them now.  You must have new permission forms signed each year. Please make every effort to take care of any needs your child may have BEFORE the first day of school.  Parents of diabetic students should meet with School Nurse and provide medications, physician orders and supplies during the week prior to school start date.  Permission to dispense medication forms and other health information are available on this page and the BCPS web page under School Nursing Services.

 

 

  • State law requires all students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade receive the Tdap vaccine. Proof of vaccine administration or documentation of a medical or religious exemption form must be submitted before school entry.  This requirement has been met for most students currently enrolled at FMS, but must be completed for all rising 6th grade students before July 16, 2018The health department offers the Tdap vaccine free for both 10 and 11 yr old children.  Class schedule will not be mailed if your child has not complied with this health requirement.    

 

 

 

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Student Wellness Policy

The objectives of our Student Wellness Policy are to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity. Teachers are using other options for instruction/incentives rather than food items. Attention to individual student allergies and health care plans within the class population is required. No sharing of outside food and drinks among students. Do not send cupcakes, candy, or food treats for birthday celebrations or class parties.(For a complete list of recommended snacks see "Health Forms" portion of this web page) 

Tdap vaccine information for parents of rising 6th grade students:

  • State law requires that all students entering the 6th grade must have a booster shot for Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertusssis.
  • Verification that your child has received this vaccine or a Medical exemption or a Religious exemption must be presented to the school by July ______ in order to insure that your child receives a class schedule.
  • Your child can be excluded from school if this requirement is not met.
  • If your child is unable to receive the Tdap vaccine by a physician’s office because he/she is not yet 11 years old, please go to the Health Department.
  • The Health Department offers the Tdap vaccine free for both 10 and 11 year old children.
  • Take your child now during the current school year to receive the Tdap vaccine and give the verification to your elementary School Nurse.


Helpful Information

  • All students need an Emergency Card on file - please turn these in to the student's Homebase teacher
  • Please have the appropriate medical forms on file in the clinic if your child/children have medical conditions.
  • ALL medication forms are good for one school year (including the acetaminophen and antihistamine forms)
  • Additionally, please register your child/children in CareDox. This is our electronic charting system that notifies you of treatment provided to your child/children. CareDox is HIPAA & FERPA compliant. If you would like to register, email CareDox at activation@caredox.com
  • Clinic hours are 8:30-4 

Also, students should not call or text parent to go home.  Student should ask teacher for permission to go to the clinic to see the nurse when not feeling well.       

                                                                                                           

If you need assistance with health insurance please visit the FAMIS website at http://www.famis.org.




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