Please contact the health room after August 11th to schedule a medication drop off and to update your student's health status.
Who is the health care team at Severna Park Middle School?
The School Nurse is responsible for managing medication administration; developing nursing assessments on special needs students; and developing emergency protocols for students with chronic health conditions. She is also responsible for performing student health appraisals, vision, and hearing screening. Ms. Rinard monitors chronic health conditions, develops and implements student care plans, advises school teams on health issues, provides health teaching, makes home visits, and assists with the management of disabled students in the school.
As a member of the regular school team, Ms. Rinard works in conjunction with Administrators, Guidance Counselors, Special Educators, School Psychologist, and a Pupil Personnel Worker to develop special procedures for students, assist with immunization compliance, control communicable disease and improve attendance.
A full-time Registered Nurse and two C.N.A.'s are on staff at our school.
Your School Nurse is a Registered Nurse : Nancy Rinard, RN
Your full-time School Health Assistant : Mrs. Michele Duncan
Your part-time School Health Assistant:
The Health Assistant in each school is primarily responsible for managing the health room, providing first aid and administering oral medications as delegated
by the school nurse. At SPMS, our Health Assistants usually see about 75 students daily. They provide on-site care for our students' immediate health needs, keep the families and school nurses informed of health room visits as needed, and maintain statistics and health room records on over 1400 students.
What if my child needs medicine at school?
All medication given at school must be prescribed by a physician on "Parent's Request to Administer Medication at School". This includes over the counter
medications. This form is available from the health room or guidance or click the following link for the form: https://aahealth.org/medication-my-child-needs-to-take-medication-at-school/
Parents should bring the prescribed medication to school. Please do not send it in with your student.
What if I need more information?
A Parent's Guide to School Health can be found at the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. It includes information on topics ranging from when to keep students home from school to packing easy, healthy lunches. Please check out this excellent source of information.
Remember that the Health Room welcomes phone calls and visits from parents regarding any concerns for their students! Please keep your school health team informed of pertinent information regarding your student's health needs. We are here to assist you and your students.
You can reach us by calling the school number: (410) 647-7900
Our fax number is (410) 431-5376.