Health Hub

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Health Hub

FCS Health Team

School Nurse:
Nurse Bickell

Email:
judith-bickell@fcs.school

Phone:
301-622-2281 ext. 781

Communication Goal

To address State, County, and school health policies while settling realistic expectations that assure the health and safety of students.

Health Team Overview

The School Nurse functions as a part of the school's multidisciplinary team to bridge the gap between health, wellness and learning. Working with parents, other health professionals and school staff, the school nurse provides services for students that promote optimum health for academic success. The FCS Health Team provides the expertise to identify, assess, plan, implement and evaluate the health needs of the school community. Program emphasis is directed toward prevention of disease and promotion of health utilizing health services, health counseling, and health education. The health team supports Forcey Christian School and helps reduce interruptions to student learning.

Health Portal

Health Portal
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The Frontline Health Portal is Forcey Christian School's health management system.

School Access: Each day parents/students are required to fill out the Frontline COVID questionnaire prior to entering the building. Our screening system alerts for symptoms and follow ups are often conducted between parents and the health staff. The Frontline Health Pass provides access into the building for all students. Therefore, it is still a necessity for families to remember to complete this form daily. If a student is dropped off without the health pass completed, they are not allowed access into the classroom.

Fast Facts

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Attendance: Notifying your student's teacher AND the School Nurse is important when a student is unable to attend school. If your child is seen by their medical provider or diagnosed with an illness such as strep throat, COVID-19, conjunctivitis (pink eye) or any other communicable disease please notify the health team at Judith-Bickell@fcs.school.

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Travel: There are currently no travel restrictions or requirements.

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Hints: For COVID-19 related symptoms: If your student is ill, please keep them home, submit their Frontline questionnaire, and complete a COVID-19 test. Testing is required even if ONLY one symptom of COVID-19 is present.

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Masks: Forcey Christian School follows the Montgomery County Public School’s lead and masks are optional for all Forcey Christian School staff and students.

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Field Trips: As we consider options for off campus trips, please note that we need parent volunteers to accompany students and staff. Parents should be fully vaccinated and/or prepared to take a COVID-19 test prior to traveling. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for our students, staff, and FCS community.

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Parent Volunteers: As the weather improves, we are looking for more parent volunteers onsite. This has been a blessing for teachers and staff during years past and a joy to more students and parents. Fully vaccinated parents will be our first resource, especially those who are PTO members. There are times, when testing prior to reporting to campus may be allowed versus vaccination status.

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School Wide Gatherings: In January 2022, FCS stopped conducting large group assemblies and in-person chapel. As of March 2022, based on a decrease in community and county COVID-19 cases, we have returned to in-person chapel. We will continue to work to have students stay in class cohorts as much as possible.

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Home Test Kits: Special thanks to Montgomery County for providing at-home COVID-19 test kits for all onsite students and staff. Additional kits are available if needed.

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At Home Test Kit Procedures: A picture of the original packaging with FDA approval visible AND a picture of results with student's name and grade visible.  A picture is needed to grant approval to return to campus.

COVID Crisis Communication Policy

  • All students stay in grade level cohorts and social distance as much as possible. In addition, a consideration will be made regarding MS student electives. The School Nurse notifies administration of a positive COVID case or wide-spread illness and makes recommendations. Normal school operations may be disrupted.

  • The School Nurse tends to individual case and contact tracing begins which aligns with Montgomery County policy.

  • Administration makes a determination as to the notification process to staff, school board, and parents.

  • Teachers activate their plan for multiple means of instruction during times of disruption of normal school operations and communicates to their students and parents.

  • A 2-hour delay may be utilized for last minute COVID positive notifications.

  • In the event of a confirmed positive COVID case within the grade level cohort,

    • Asymptomatic vaccinated students are expected to attend in-person learning.

    • Unvaccinated students must follow testing or quarantine protocol according to health suite instructions. (Updated as of 12/30/21: 10-20 days of quarantine, depending on circumstances).

  • Please note: COVID Crisis Communication Policy is subject to change.

Testing Sites

Local Testing Site

Burtonsville Quality First Urgent Care

Located in: Burtonsville Town Square

Address: 15646 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866

Phone: (301) 421-1214

Additional testing sites

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