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    Who is the health care team at Marley 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 and coordinating vision and hearing screening. The School Nurse monitors chronic health conditions, develops and implements student care plans, advises school teams on health issues, provides health teaching, and makes home visits.

    As a member of the regular school team, the School Nurse works 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.

    The Health Assistant is primarily responsible for managing the health room, providing first aid, and administering oral medications as delegated by the school nurse.

    A full-time Registered Nurse and full-time C.N.A. (Health Assistant) are on staff at Marley Middle School.

    Your School Nurse is a Registered Nurse: Mrs. Linda Testerman, R.N., BSN

    Your School Health Assistant is a Certified Nurse Assistant: Ms. Chakia Green, C.N.A.



    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 clicks the following link for the form:  https://aahealth.org/medication-my-child-needs-to-take-medication-at-school/

     

    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 student.

     

    healthroom Important information for Incoming 7th graders 2021-2022 school year:

     Did you know there are 2 vaccinations required for students to attend school in 7th grade?  They are the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis) and MCV (Meningococcal) vaccines.  These vaccines are usually given by your child’s medical provider during the 11-year-old physical. 

    Unable to get an appointment with your medical provider?  Anne Arundel County is providing vaccinations for anyone who needs them during the pandemic.  This includes the flu vaccine.  Call the Glen Burnie Health Center (410)-222-6633 or the Parole Health Center (410)-222-4323. 

    Please ask your medical provider to fax the immunization document to 410-761-0736 or please scan and email the immunization document to nurse1063@aacps.org.

     

     

    COVID-19 information:

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                    Frequently asked questions about COVID-19: https://aahealth.org/frequently-asked-questions-about-covid-19/

                Where can I get tested for COVID-19?  https://aahealth.org/covid-testing-calendar/

                Program to support children with disabilities during the pandemic:  https://www.aacounty.org/news-and-events/news/the-arc-central-chesapeake-region-and-anne-arundel-county-partner-to-help-children-with-disabilities

                Eye exams for children who have lost health insurance due to the pandemic: ..\Downloads\ALL.CHILDREN.SEE.PDF.pdf

                County resources: https://www.aacps.org/cms/lib/MD02215556/Centricity/Domain/1375/HAA%20Resource%20pamphlet%2072919%20for%20printing.pdf

     

    We Care!

    You can reach us by calling the health room number: 410-424-1760.

    Our fax number is (410) 761-0736.

     Mrs. Linda Testerman - School Nurse

     Ms. Chakia Green - Health Assistant