MRS. ANGELA KOUCHERAVY RN, BBA


  

Overview

 

Angela Koucheravy has been the school nurse at St. Bernadette School since September 2014. Prior to coming to St. Bernadette, she was an operating room nurse in a hospital. She is currently a member of the National Association of School Nurses and volunteers with Fairfax County’s Medical Readiness Corps.

The school clinic is located across the main hall from the school’s front office.

 

Contact Information

 

Telephone: (703) 451-8696, ask for the clinic or extension 128

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fax: 703-269-1116

 

Student Sick and Return to School Policy
2021-2022
(subject to change as COVID guidance changes)

Updated 01/07/2022

Daily screening guidelines/requirements must be followed before sending your student to school and students must be well to attend.

No student should report to school if they are not feeling well.

Every parent needs to plan to have their student picked up within one hour if their student becomes sick at school. Please take a few minutes to make sure your contact information, and that of your emergency contacts/pick-ups are in PowerSchool and are up-to-date.

1. Student will be considered to have a fever if their temperature is 100.0 F and above. Student may return to school when they have been fever-free for 24 hours without taking fever reducing medicine.

2. If your student has been tested for COVID-19, they must stay home until they receive negative test results.

3. If a student has symptoms of COVID-19:

Vaccinated or not, if a student has symptoms of COVID-19, assume they have COVID and isolate for 5 days. After 5 days, students can come back as long as symptoms are improving and they have been fever-free for at least 24-hours without fever-reducing medication.

4. If a member of the household has COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19:

If one household member tests positive or has covid-like symptoms, all Saint Bernadette students in that household, regardless of vaccination status, need to stay home until the sick family member has:
A. been cleared by a doctor.
B. received a negative COVID test.
OR
C. passed the 5-day point with symptoms improving and has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.

5. If your student tests positive for COVID-19 they must “isolate”:

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must isolate for 5 days.

o After 5 days, isolation may end as long as the student has no symptoms, or their symptoms are getting better, and the student has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. When the student returns to school, the student should wear a well-fitting mask for an additional 5 days following isolation.

6. If your student was exposed to someone with COVID-19 they must “Quarantine”:

o Students who have received 2 COVID-19 vaccine doses within the last 5 months, are boosted, or had COVID-19 within the last 90 days confirmed by a positive viral test, do not need to quarantine following an exposure (unless within the household), but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.(see NOTE below) Test on day 5, if possible. If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

o Students who are unvaccinated or more than 5 months out from their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, must quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask wearing for an additional 5 days.(see NOTE below) Test on day 5, if possible. If you test positive for COVID-19, follow the isolation guidance above.

NOTE: Return to school mask wearing requirement:

If your student who (1) had confirmed or suspected COVID-19 OR (2) was exposed to a person who has COVID-19 AND is unvaccinated OR not has completed the 2-dose series, returns to school after the 5-day period of isolation, they must wear a well-fitting mask during days 6-10. If you feel they cannot wear a mask properly while at school, they must continue to isolate at home until Day 10. While nearly all of our students are very good with properly wearing their mask, if we find that your child is not complying with this mask requirement after several reminders by an adult, the parent will be called, and the student must go home. They may then return on Day 11.

If your student was exposed to a person who has COVID-19 AND is fully vaccinated, they must wear a well-fitting mask during days 1-10 after exposure while they are at school. If you feel they cannot wear a mask properly while at school, they must continue to quarantine at home until Day 10. While nearly all of our students are very good with properly wearing their mask, if we find that your child is not complying with this mask requirement after several reminders by an adult, the parent will be called, and the student must go home. They may then return on Day 11.

 

LINKS TO IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND FORMS

Please click on name of information or form below to be directed to it.

Virginia Health Requirements for School Entry

School Health Policies (pp. 60-66 of Parent/Student Handbook)

Health Forms for Enrollment (all are required):
School Entrance Health Form (MCH-213G)

School Entrance Health Form (MCH-213G) Fillable Form

Confidential Student Health History Update

• Report Of Dental Examination

 Health Forms for Severe Allergies (all are required):
Severe Allergy/Anaphylaxis Action Plan & Treatment
Epinephrine Authorization
Antihistamine Authorization

Form for Food Allergy Other than Nuts

Health Forms for Asthma (both are required):
Virginia Asthma Action Plan
Inhaler Authorization Plan

Form for Medication Administration during the School Day (OTC and prescription)

Health Forms for Diabetes (all are required):
Diabetes Medical Management Plan
Quick Reference Emergency Plan
Medication Authorization form

Scoliosis: Information and In-Home Screening (for 5th – 8th grade students)

 

Illness Guidelines Summary


For the health of your child, other students, and school staff, it is important to know when your child should stay home due to illness. Students should stay home if they have the following symptoms:

• Fever of 100.0 F or higher in the last 24 hours

• Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours

If your child was diagnosed with a bacterial infection and prescribed antibiotics, they should stay home until the antibiotic has been given for at least 24 hours and the physician has given permission for your child to return to school.

We encourage you to follow your physician’s recommendations for returning to school and other activities.

 

Students with fevers and/or other contagious conditions will be sent home promptly and must stay home from school while in that condition. Parents must pick up their sick or injured child in a timely manner when contacted. If the parent cannot be reached, emergency contacts will be called to pick up the child.

Please see the Parent/Student Handbook for more guidance.

 

Calling Attendance to report your student’s absence due to illness

Please give a brief description of symptoms such as “fever” or “vomiting” or give the doctor’s diagnosis if you have one.

 

Administering Medications to Students at School

All doses of mediation should be administered by parents/guardians during non-school hours whenever possible and appropriate.

There are times when students require medications and/or treatments during the school day. These medications and treatments may be managed differently at school than families may manage them at home. The reasons for the rules and policies that guide medication management here at school are for safety and are legally dictated.

Prescription medications can be given to children at school only with a physician/other authorized medical provider’s written order or prescription and a signed request by the parent/guardian given on the Medication Authorization Form. Non-prescription/over the counter medications can be administered to students only with written permission from the parent/guardian on the Medication Authorization Form (see link to copy of form above).

All medication must be brought to school in its original container.

 

Life threatening allergies and medical conditions

Parents must supply the school with any emergency medications prescribed by their child’s doctor, along with forms signed by both the doctor and the parent. Parents can also provide the school with “safe” food for classroom celebrations involving food if their child has a life-threatening food allergy.

 

Immunization Requirement for Rising 7th Graders

Virginia law requires that all students entering 7th grade have a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster and one dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine prior to the first day of 7th grade. These students may not attend school without documented proof of having had these vaccines.

 

Screening for Kindergarten, 3rd, and 7th Graders

Virginia law requires that all students in kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 7th grade have their hearing and vision screened within 60 business days of the first day of school. These screenings will be conducted at no cost to you during the school day and with your consent. If a potential concern is discovered, the parent/guardian will be contacted with a recommendation for further testing.

 

Scoliosis Information for Parents of 5th – 8th Graders

Information will be provided to parents of students in grades 5 through 8 within 60 business days after the opening of school each year. This information will include a definition of scoliosis, a description of how scoliosis is identified, a statement of why it is important to screen for the condition, a description of the types of screening procedures, a description of potential treatments for the condition, and information about where screening can be obtained.

 

Health Promotion Resources

Nutrition – My Plate
Vaccines & Immunizations (CDC)
Fitness for Children (CDC)
Poison Control (National Capital Poison Center)
Concussion Resources (CDC)

Wellness Policy 

2020-21 Welness Policy

 

Triennial Assessment 

 2017-2020 Triennial Assessment

 

Last modified on Saturday, 15 January 2022 09:29