A Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, infant through Kindergarten age.

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Forms

Health Forms

The following 3 forms are due by July 31, 2018 if your child is:

For children age 6 or under, the Blood Lead testing form must be filled out by your doctor. This form needs to only be submitted once.

For all students who have allergies, asthma, or diabetes please fill out the Health Care Plan. This form is to be filled out every year.

For all students who need a medication administered at school, please fill out the Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medications form. This form is to be filled out every year.

Incoming Kindergarten Students
All Kindergarten students will be required to have the following immunizations before beginning school:

  • DPT-4 or more doses (Dose 5 required if fourth dose given prior to the fourth birthday) 
  • Polio-3 or more doses (Dose 4 required if third dose given prior to the fourth birthday) 
  • MMR-2 doses - many of your children have not had their required 2nd dose
  • Hepatitis B-3 doses
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) -- 2 doses

Extended Day Form Requirements


Forms are due July 31, 2018.

Mail or deliver to:
Alana Pitcher, RN
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
9101 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814

If you have an questions, please contact:
Alana Pitcher, RN
Director of Health Services
apitcher@stoneridgeschool.org
301.657.4322 ext. 1562

Resources

General Health Info

When to keep your child home from school?
School guidelines

Allergy and Asthma
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
www.foodallergy.org
Allergy & Asthma Network, Mothers of Asthmatics
www.aanma.org
Allergy Friendly Restaurants
www.allergyeats.com

Drugs and Alcohol
www.TheAntiDrug.com

General Health
www.healthfinder.gov
www.fda.gov
www.kidshealth.org

Grief/Tragedy Counseling

Head Lice
www.pediculosis.com
Lice Prevention Tips

Heart
www.americanheart.org

Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov

Nutrition
www.5aday.com
www.eatright.org

The Flu

Influenza:
www.flufacts.com

Pandemic Flu and Preparedness:
www.flu.gov

Internet Safety

Events/Clubs

Clubs/Groups

Food Allergy Club
This club meets several times a year and is designed to support and educate both the students and their families regarding serious food allergies. The club includes all three Divisions. The Upper School Students are encouraged to assume leadership roles and show by example that students with food allergies can take charge of their lives and make wise and healthy decisions regarding their diet and safety.

Diabetic Support Group
This group is comprised of all students and staff that are dealing with the challenges of living with and managing diabetes. The group meets for lunch  several times during the year. The older students serve as mentors and role models to our younger diabetics.

Past and Annual Events

  • Heart Health Program
  • Nutritional Speaker
  • Dental Program
  • Cyber Bullying Program
  • CPR & Babysitting class - offered at Summer CampUS
  • Concussion Symposium
  • Vision Screening
  • Spinal Screening

SAGE Dining

About SAGE

The talented chefs from SAGE Dining Services have transformed lunchtime at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart into a daily culinary adventure. The students are treated to real food, cooked from scratch. SAGE`s seasonal menus are custom designed, reflecting the students` preferences as well as the fresh products available in the market. SAGE`s registered dietitians review and approve each menu to ensure that it offers a wide variety of nutritious choices.

Learn more about SAGE at Stone Ridge and to find our lunch menus.

Programs for Faculty/Staff & Upper School Students

Offerings to Faculty/Staff and Upper School Students

The following programs are offered during the year depending upon interest. Most are open to faculty/staff and Upper School students.

  • Adult Running Club
  • Yoga
  • Health and Wellness monthly newsletter
  • Health and Wellness week in April
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Swimming
  • Weight Watchers (faculty/staff only)
  • CPR and First Aid Certification - All administrators, after school staff, and Early Childhood Program staff are certified.
  • Blood pressure checks

Our Nurse

Contact

Nurse: Alana Pitcher, RN, BSN, CM/DN
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Phone: 301.657.4322 ext. 1562
Email: apitcher@stoneridgeschool.org

Purpose and Mission

To establish a school environment that supports the development and maintenance of a healthy mind, body, and spirit for all.

About the Nurse

Alana Pitcher has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, with extensive experience in Pediatric and Adolescent Health as well as experience in ICU, ER and Mental Health. She is also an Instructor with both the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association and teaches the HeartSaver CPR/AED course to all Second Academic Students. During the summer, Mrs. Pitcher is also the Associate Director/Camp Nurse for Stone Ridge’s Summer CampUs program.

As a mother of two sons and two daughters, she adheres to an unbiased  approach when teaching topics in Human Sexuality and Family Life classes. Mrs. Pitcher is also a Certified Catechist in the Archdiocese of Washington Office of Religious Education. “I find opportunites to teach health and wellness in and out of the classroom every day. The students at Stone Ridge are always ready to learn.”

The Role of the School Nurse

The school nurse is the health care representative on site for the entire community of Stone Ridge. In addition to providing direct care to the students, faculty and staff, the school nurse creates and implements care plans for students with health conditions, and when necessary, communicates with parents and health professionals for treatment and referrals.

The school nurse works in tandem with the Counseling Departments and Academic Deans to promote a balanced program that furthers the health, wellness and education success of each and every student. The nurse facilitates and supports students in their goals toward improved health and disease prevention. The nurse plans various enrichment programs on pertinent health issues that foster a life long commitment to health and wellness. There is collaboration with teachers and the Administration in identifying physical or emotional concerns that may limit or impede educational growth and achieving the academic objectives of learning.

The school nurse is responsible for collecting immunization data on each student to ensure compliance with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is responsible for identifying and executing appropriate exclusion in the event of a communicable disease. The nurse is responsible for various childhood screening (Vision and Spinal) in both lower and middle schools.

The school nurse is a member of the Stone Ridge crisis team and participates in the development of emergency response procedures and advocates for a safe school policy. The nurse is also responsible for managing the Stone Ridge Health Committee which together with the Administration develops policies and ensures the health needs of the Stone Ridge community are met.