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School Clinic

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  • Creating an environment of wellness

    That supports student learning
Our health clinic provides care for Lower, Middle, and Upper School students during school hours. School nurse Rebecca Heck, RN will triage every student to assess their medical needs and communicate all significant findings with parents/guardians.

The school clinic is located in the Lower School and includes two separate spaces: one for COVID-related quarantine and one for all other student needs. 

Please be prompt when you have been contacted to pick up your ill or injured child in order to minimize their chance of spreading or acquiring a contagious illness. To read more about our COVID-related policies, please visit our COVID-19 Announcements page, which includes our Protocol for Managing COVID Exposure and Cases.

The school clinic is staffed by registered nurses and operates under guidelines specified by the Code of Virginia, State Board of Nursing, Virginia Department of Health, Department of Education and is directed by The Steward School’s Department of Human Resources. The school clinic works closely with the student, family and school personnel to meet the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of each student. The function of the school nurses is to attend to the students’ health needs.

Parents/guardians can help ensure the well-being of all our students by:

  • Notifying the school nurse of any health concerns or chronic health conditions that may affect your child’s school day.
  • Following state guidelines regarding immunizations.
  • Encouraging good hygiene/hand washing practices at home and school.
  • Keeping an ill child home and letting the school know if the illness is contagious.

When a Student Should Stay Home

Parents are often confronted with this decision when their child complains of not feeling well. The guidelines listed below may be helpful, but they will not cover every medical condition and do not take the place of seeking medical attention. Please consult your doctor for specific medical advice.

  • If the student has a fever of 100 degrees or greater before taking a fever reducing medication;
  • If the student is vomiting or has diarrhea because of illness;
  • If the student has an unknown rash or possible contagious condition;
  • If the student is unable to focus due to pain or an acute illness;
  • Pink eye (requires antibiotic treatment for 24 hours prior to returning to school).

Your child must be free of symptoms of contagious disease (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, etc.) for 24 hours before returning to school. Please refer to this Virginia Department of Health Flowchart for additional guidance.

COVID-19 Updates

We will update this page with information related to COVID-19 before the start of the 2020-21 school year. Please refer to our COVID-19 Announcements page to learn about the safety measures Steward has taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Contact

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    Rebecca Heck 

    School Nurse
    (804) 740-3394

HEALTH FORMS AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

The Steward School uses Magnus Health, an online health portal, to manage your child’s health information. All health forms should be completed prior to the start of school and uploaded to Magnus Health. Please download the forms at the links below, complete and submit to the Magnus Health portal.

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  • Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form and Certificate of Immunization

    • Required for all new students, rising kindergarten students, and rising grade six students
    • Completed and signed by your child’s pediatrician
    • Must be completed within one year of the first day of school in order for this form to be valid
  • Permission Form for Prescription Medication

    • Required for students taking prescription medication and updated yearly
    • Must be completed by the prescribing doctor
  • Allergy Action Plan

    • Required yearly for students with life-threatening allergies that require epinephrine at school
    • Must be completed by a doctor
  • Asthma Action Plan

    • Required yearly for students with life-threatening asthma who need inhalers/nebulizers at school
    • Must be completed by a doctor
  • Seizure Action Plan

    • Required yearly for students diagnosed with epilepsy 
    • Must be completed by a doctor
    • Also complete the Medication Consent Form if the student requires emergency medication at school
  • Athletic Physical Form

    • Must be completed and returned to the school before the first day of practice
    • Must be dated on or after May 1, 2021 and signed by the physician completing the physical exam
  • Consent for Cognitive Testing Form

    • Must be completed and returned to the school before the first day of practice
    • This is an electronic form found on the Magnus Health Portal
     
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