Discovery Health Office 22-23
My name is Melissa Hausch and I am the Health Clinic Specialist here at Discovery Elementary. I work under the direction of a Resource Nurse (RN). Health Clinic Specialists are certified in First Aid, CPR, AED, Diabetes, Seizure, and medication administration. Lisa Atkins, RN, is our resource nurse at Discovery and visits regularly. Clinical personnel (HCSs and RNs) are not permitted to make medical diagnoses. If you have a medical concern about your child, please take them to their personal physician or a medical facility.
If your child is ill because of a contagious disease such as the flu, strep throat, COVID, etc., it would be helpful to note the reason for the absence when you call the absentee line.This will help the school take measures to know the extent of the disease and reduce its spread. Students who have a fever (temperatures > 100.0) should be kept home until free of fever for 24 hours without medication. Students who do not feel well should also stay home. When students come to school ill, they not only are not able to participate fully in class, but they may also infect other students with their illness.
Be sure to keep the “Emergency Contact Information” updated so we can reach you if your child is ill or injured.
Loudoun County Public Schools requires a NEW provider/physician order each school year for the medication or specialized care which your child receives at school. If your child will continue to need medication or specialized health care at school, you and your child’s licensed healthcare provider must complete and sign the proper form(s). Please note that parents may not amend the provider’s order for managing the child’s medical condition. These forms can be found on the Student Health Services website. A new plan must be completed every school year.
Please contact our school Health Clinic Specialist, Mrs. Melissa Hausch for further questions Melissa Hausch
PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING IN ALL MEDICATION - Students are NOT permitted to carry medication unless under physician order on record.
The required forms are available in the health office at your child’s school or online at www.lcps.org. Click on the “Families” tab and the forms will be found under Medication at School. The forms should be returned, along with the appropriate medication, in the original, pharmacy labelled container, the week before school starts to the Loudoun County Public School that your child will be attending. Please refer to the “Medication at School Guidelines” for further information regarding medication at school.22-23 LCPS COVID ProtocolsFound here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/237796
For the 2022-2023 school year, please make sure you have submitted your student’s physical, TB Screening, and Immunizations. These documents are required to complete the registration process.
If we have not received these documents, your student WILL NOT be able to attend school on the first day. You can send any missing documents to Melissa Hausch
Health OfficeHours7:00 AM - 2:30 PM