Nurse's Notes

2019-2020!!!

Welcome Back  

Montvale Elementary! 

Let me introduce myself as your new MVES school nurse!!
My name is Susan VanBlarican. I am a registered nurse of 28 years!
I am new to this school, however I have been with BCPS for 10 years at another elementary school in the county. I love what I do and I love helping your children succeed in school by helping to keep them safe and healthy!
They are my number one priority while they are at school!!!!
I am so excited to get to know  you and your children.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me during school hours Monday- Friday!
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IMPORTANT!!
Student screenings for vision and hearing for>>>PK, K, 3rd and 5th grades and scoliosis for(5th grade only) will be completed on September 27th.  If your child wears glasses, be sure that he/she brings them this day and arrives to school on time.   You will be notified by letter only if there are any concerns.  
If you wish for your child to NOT be screened, please send a note to the clinic before the 27th.


Our speech therapist, Gwen Terry, conducts voice, language and speech screenings on all Kindergartners and students new to our district.  Please notify her within the first few weeks of school if you do not wish for your child to be screened.

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2020 Health Care Plans and medication authorization

  • Please see me if your child has any of the following:
    • Asthma
    • Allergies
    • Seizures
    • Dietary Restrictions
    • Chronic migraines
    • diabetes
    • medication needs during the school day

There is mandatory BCPS paperwork  required for your child’s pediatrician to  complete and return to the clinic. In the column to the left you will find links under MEDICAL FORMS for these required careplans. 
 
Please note that if a prescription medication is required
, a physician’s signature and date is required in addition to the parent/guardian’s signature and date before any medication can be given at school.  All medication must be brought to school by a parent or designated adult in original prescription bottle or in original packaging of over the counter. Medication will NOT be accepted with just a parent note or not in proper bottle or packaging, For example in a sandwich bag or plastic kitchen container.
 Thank you in advance for complying with this policy. 

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PLEASE REMEMBER...
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PLEASE REPORT ALL HEAD LICE TO THE CLINIC.
STUDENTS MUST BE CHECKED BY THE NURSE BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL. BEDFORD COUNTY HAS A NO NIT POLICY. 
IF YOUR CHILD IS FOUND TO HAVE EITHER LIVE LICE OR NITS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE YOUR CHILD PICKED UP FROM SCHOOL. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION! 



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Have a healthy and safe year!! :)

Susan VanBlarican ,RN
MVES
M-F
7:30- 3:00 pm



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n April 2019, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) changed the minimum recommended age for the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) adolescent booster vaccine from 10 to 11 years old.  That changes the grade for which students are evaluated for receipt of the Tdap vaccine from 6th to 7th grade.
n April 2019, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) changed the minimum recommended age for the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) adolescent booster vaccine from 10 to 11 years old.  That changes the grade for which students are evaluated for receipt of the Tdap vaccine from 6th to 7th grade.
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