Nurse Notes

Welcome to the NLA Health Center

School Nurse: Jessica Haefer, RN, BSN

  • Students must be healthy to be educated and educated to be healthy.
  • -unknown


From Mr. Abe's notice to parents and guardians: 


If your child takes medication at school that is now needed at home during the next two weeks,  please plan to come to the school today, Monday, March 16th before 4:00 p.m. or on Tuesday, March 17th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. If you are unable to come during the designated hours please contact the school principal at


If your child left behind other necessary items, such as glasses or other essential things they cannot do without during the school closure, please contact your child’s school to make arrangements to pick them up by the end of the regular school day hours on Monday, March 16. Please note that it is important for us to limit the number of people in the buildings, so we are asking that you only come to pick up essential items. Students will not be permitted in the building. 


All school offices are closed to the public starting Monday, March 16 and continuing through Friday, March 27.  Only parents coming to pick up essential items and medications will be allowed into the school on Monday, March 16 till 4:00 and Tuesday, March 17 from 9:00-noon.

COVID-19 Information

What is COVID-19?

Covid fact sheet.pdf

Please check out the link below for preparing your family:


The best way you can prevent the spread of germs is to wash you hands!

ALWAYS wash hands before eating, after coughing and sneezing, and after using the bathroom!

To learn more about protecting yourself and your family from infections, and about the use of antibiotics, please visit the link below.
Infections and Antibiotics

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Medication Administration Reminder:

If your child requires prescription medication to be administered at school, please request a labeled bottle from the pharmacy for the school clinic. Any medication (prescription or nonprescription) to be administered at school must be in the original container and a BCPS Authorization to Administer Medication form must be completed. Each individual medication will need it's own form. All prescription medications must have a health care provider's signature on the medication form. Students taking medication for the first time need to be with their parent/guardians for the first 12-24 hours.
Please note that your child can keep cough drops, Tylenol, Motrin and other over-the-counter medications in the clinic to use as needed, but there must be a medication form for each one and the medication must be provided by the parent/guardian in the original labelled container. Students should not bring in medications themselves. All medications must be delivered to the school nurse or other school office staff member (not a teacher) by an adult. Student carrying medications on school campus can face disciplinary action per BCPS policy as this is a serious safety concern. Please contact the nurse if you have any questions about this. 

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 A fever of 100 degrees or higher indicates that some infectious process is at work. Even if there are no other obvious symptoms, please keep your child home. They should be fever free for 24 hours (without anti fever medication) before returning to school. Fevers are often higher in the afternoon and evening than in the early morning hours. 

Students should be free from vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours from the last episode before returning to school. 


If members of your family are in need of insurance coverage please check out the link below for Insure Kids Now. This is a great resource for finding coverage plans, dentists, and care providers.

Caredox is the digital charting system that BCPS nurses use to record student visits to the clinic. Please be sure that you are registered so that you receive a notification when your child has had a clinic visit. These notifications will not go out until the evening. If there is an urgent matter or concern you will be called directly. Please follow the directions on the CAREDOX Parent Letter for getting registered. 

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by phone, at the school (434-525-2177) or by email ( 

Thank you,

Mrs. Haefer, School Nurse


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