Nurse's Suite

CHESAPEAKE HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH SUITE 

443-809-0070 (phone) 
443-809-0071 (Fax)

2021-2022 School Year Information
 

It is our goal in the Chesapeake High School Health Suite to support the health and well-being of your student while they are here at school in an equitable, caring manner. To do this we need the support of parents and guardians like you to keep us up to date on your student’s health conditions, medication needs, and health concerns that may affect them during the school day. You are encouraged to call or email us anytime.
 
 

Required Health Forms for each student:  
Consent for the Administration of Approved Discretionary Medications (yearly) 
Student Health History (if new to BCPS) Spanish Version 
 

Contact Information:Please make sure the school has accurate contact information (phone # and email) so we can reach you or a designated individual to pick up your child if they are ill or there is an emergency.  When an emergency occurs, it is vital that we have the most current phone numbers so that you can be reached. We want you to be aware as soon as possible of a health issue. To update your information please call the main office at 443-809-0100. 

Non-Prescription Medications:   Discretionary Medication  form  must be filled out each year.  This gives the school nurse permission to give over the counter medications (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums, cough drops and/or Benadryl) to your student if it is deemed necessary by the nurse.  Included in this form is space for you to list your child’s allergies, health concerns, and current medications. This form is only valid for the current school year and must be done again each fall. 

Prescription Medications
(Examples: Asthma, ADHD, Migraine medications):  All prescription medication that needs to be given during school hours (7:30-2:30) must have a written order from a physician on the BCPS Parent's Request to Administer Medication in School form. This form must also be signed by a parent/guardian and can be faxed, emailed, or dropped off by the parent/guardian to the school nurse along with the medication in a labeled prescription bottle. Students may not drop the medication off; parent/guardian must sign for verification.

Any student with needs pertaining to asthma while in school, also needs this form completed by their provider, to be delivered by a parent along with their inhaler, nebulizer, or other treatments/supplies. 

 
Injuries/Surgeries/Concussions/Health Diagnoses that may require special needs:  Please have the student or parent contact the school nurse as soon as possible so special accommodations in the school setting can be made if needed (i.e. bathroom pass, extra hallway time, student helper needed, etc). 


When to keep your child home from school: Parents should keep their child at home if visible signs or symptoms of a communicable disease are present including: 

    • Fever (a temperature of 100 degrees or higher when taken by mouth or ear thermometer). Students should be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school without using over the counter fever reducing medication. Any questions, call the Nurse. 
    • Vomiting/Diarrhea 

**THE ABOVE GUIDELINES ARE INTENDED ONLY FOR USE OUTSIDE OF THE PANDEMIC. PLEASE SEE COVID-19 INFORMATION TAB FOR MORE DETAILED GUIDELINES ON KEEPING YOUR CHILD HOME DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AS DURING THIS TIME WE ARE MORE CAUTIOUS WITH ILLNESS.