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  • Health Suite

    Heather Vance, RN, B.S.N.

    Professional School Nurse

    District Heights Elementary School

    240-455-3637

    The Health Suite is eager to cooperate with you, as parents, to be sure that your child is healthy and ready to learn.

    Medical Considerations 

    Health information obtained is provided to appropriate staff on a “need to know basis”.  Please keep the health office informed of changes in your child’s health, allergies, limitations, injuries etc.

    Physical Examinations

    Physical examinations are required for children entering the Maryland public school system for the first time. The examination must be completed in the nine-month period before entering the public school system or in the six-month period after entering the school system. Links to the Health Inventory Form and Blood Lead Testing Certificate can be located at the bottom of this page or in the health room.

     Medications in School

      If your child needs to take medication during the school hours, it is necessary that both the physician and the parent complete the Prescription Medication Form for the medication. A link to these forms are located at the bottom of this page as well as in the health room. The medication must be in the original labeled container and brought in to school by a responsible adult.  Children are not allowed to transport medication to and from school.  NO medication will be administered unless the correct procedure is followed.  These regulations apply to all drugs, including non-prescription drugs.  Please do not send cough drops, ointments or other over the counter products to school.

     Screening Mandates

    Height and weight for students in grades Pre-K – 3rd are measured annually.  Vision & Hearing screenings are provided in the year that a student enters the school system and all students in the First Grade. Parents will be notified of all vision screening results and hearing screening failures.

     Immunizations and Flu Vaccination

     If your child receives any new immunizations during the year, please send an updated immunization record from your physician so we can update your child’s records.

     You can obtain immunizations at the following places:

        Primary Physician

        Prince George’s County Health Dept.

              (301) 583-3300   

        Pharmacies

        Local Clinics

     Emergency Contact Forms

    Emergency contact forms are crucial in case of unexpected illness or injury while at school. Please complete and update as needed.


    Health Room Forms


     

    1. When to keep your child home - English
    2. When to keep your child home - Spanish
    3. Parent Fact Sheet
    4. Spanish Parent Fact Sheet
    5. Lead Testing
    6. Health Inventory
    7. Coronavirus Fact Sheet - English
    8. Coronavirus Fact Sheet - Spanish
    9. Epipen Form
    10. Prescription/Non-Prescription Medication Form
    11. Diastat Order Form
    12. Diabetes Plan Form
    13. Inhaler/Nebulizer Form