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Health Services

The purpose of Health Services is to maintain, improve, and promote the health of the school age child. The school employs a full-time Registered Nurse, Molly Watt, who is available in the Health Suite Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Parents should feel free to contact the school nurse regarding health concerns of their children. 

Annual Student Medical Information

Baltimore Lab School hosts all student medical information on an online database called SchoolDoc.com There are many benefits to this system, including less paperwork for parents to complete each year, and having more accurate information that is accessible to parents and the appropriate employees at our school. 

Some health data will be collected in Schooldoc.com via web-based forms that you can fill out online. Other forms require a physician to be completed; you may upload the completed forms to your child’s record using the Schooldoc Portal.

New parents/guardians will receive a “Welcome E-mail” from SchoolDoc.com with information about how to create an account.

If you do not have access to a computer, please call the school and we will be happy to send paper copies.  If your physician needs to fax a form or medical order directly, our fax number is 410-366-7680.

Ways to Promote a Healthy Environment

 
Keep your child at home when they have illnesses such as:
  • Fever greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep your child home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication.
  • A cold with an excessive runny nose, sneezing and/ or a deep or productive cough. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose others unnecessarily to illness.
  • Head lice that have not been treated.
  • A child with vomiting or diarrhea. He/she should be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Infections/rashes on the skin that have not been diagnosed.
  • Pink eye/conjunctivitis- child can return when prescribed eye drops are used for 24 hours and eye does not have discharge, and is not irritated/itchy.
  • Strep throat- child must remain home until 24 hours of antibiotic has been given, and the child feels well.
  • Notify the nurse if your child develops a communicable disease or condition (for example: flu, strep throat, pink eye, head lice, impetigo).

If your child has a serious illness or injury, or hospitalization notify the nurse. A doctor’s clearance is required to resume participation in athletics use.

Early Dismissal

Children who become ill at school and need to go home are required to be picked up by parent or other designated person within 1 hour of a call from the nurse. Children recover better at home. Prolonged stays in the nurse's office expose children to germs. Please have an emergency plan in place so that should you receive a sick call during the school day, your child can be picked up in a timely manner.

Health Forms

In the State of Maryland students may not attend school without evidence of the required immunizations. Vaccination requirements for the 2017-18 school year are listed here.   If documentation is not presented to the school by the first day of attendance, the child must be excluded the next school day and may not return until records are provided by the parent to show current immunization compliance.   

For returning students, please send any immunization updates to keep student’s records current.

The Record of Physical Examination is mandatory for all students new to Maryland schools, and all students who plan to participate in after-school athletic activities. 

Part I: To be completed by parent or guardian

Part II: To be completed only by Physician/Nurse Practitioner

Asthma Action Plan: must be filled out and signed by Physician/Nurse Practitioner

Anaphylaxis Action Plan: must be filled out and signed by Physician/Nurse Practitioner

Seizure Action Plan: must be filled out and signed by Physician/Nurse Practitioner

The Prescription Medical Consent Form must be completed if your child is to receive prescription medications during the school day and/or will have emergency medication (inhalers, EpiPens) on hand. 

This form absolutely must be signed by ­both Parents/Guardians and Physician/Nurse Practitioner.

The Non-Prescription/Over-the-Counter Medication Consent Form must be completed if you would like your child to have the option to receive nonprescription medications, as listed on the form, during the school day.

This form absolutely must be signed by both Parent/Guardian and Physician/Nurse Practitioner.

Molly Watt, Rn
School Nurse