ECHO 30 – School Nurse Corner

— April 23, 2021 —


COVID testing schedule

Overview
 
On Monday, April 26 all students from grades 1-8 must test from 10 AM to Noon — Return to campus Thursday, April 29, In the meantime, Distance Learning will take place Monday-Wednesday.
On Monday, May 3 all students of all grades are expected to test.

 

Testing schedule: Monday, April 26: All students grades 1-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time

Class

10:00-10:15

1

10:15-10:30

2

10:30-10:45

3

10:45-11:00

4

11:00-11:15

5

11:15-11:30

6

11:30-11:45

7

11:45-12:00

8

Staff may test anytime between 8:00 am and 10:15 am 


Interview with School Nurse, Marilyn Rakow RN, BSN

  1. Where are you originally from? Poway in San Diego County.
  2. Where did you study? My first Bachelor of Science is from UCSD in biochemistry; my second is from the National University and is in nursing.
  3. Why did you want to become a nurse? In college, I volunteered in the Emergency Room at UCSD Hillcrest. I was drawn to the environment and the great compassion inherent in medicine. But each nurse had only four patients and I soon realized that I wanted the opportunity to spend more time with patients. Thus I set my sights on becoming a nurse.
  4. What is your most touching memory from college? The moment I realized that what I was learning was no longer theoretical but practical. Once you make that mental distinction it becomes more than just a field of study: you can truly make a difference and save a life. 
  5. What is your best memory at SDFAS? A few weeks ago I cared for a PK child. The teacher added that the student had been initially hesitant to go to the nurse as we hadn’t met before. But after an exchange of smiles, an ice pack, and a paw patrol sticker, we got along just fine! I enjoy being able to show the students that the health office is a safe and positive space.
  6. What do you love about your job the most? Without a doubt the students. Each one is so unique, and I love getting to know them. They’re kind and thoughtful. Along with the students, I love the autonomy of my job, its ever-changing nature, and my fabulous coworkers.

What to do if my Child is Sick?

If your child is experiencing any covid symptoms (runny nose, nasal congestion, cough, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fatigue), please keep them at home and email nurse Marilyn and your division director as soon as possible. In order for a symptomatic student to return to campus, they must have a negative covid test result, be fever-free without medication for 24hrs, their symptoms must be improving, and 24hrs have passed since the onset of their symptoms.


Magnus Health Screening App

Download Magnus Health Screening App
Consult our Covid-19 webpage at any time to see our most recent updates. Great news from Magnus! They have heard the recommendations from the community and have updated the Magnus application to now include Face ID/ Touch ID. The best way to take advantage of this update is to update the app in the Apple Store (iPhone users) or Google Play Store (Android Users). Once updated, login and a pop-up window will appear asking if you’d like to enable the Face ID/Touch ID feature. You may need to delete the app and download it again if you do not get the pop-up upon logging in. Flu Season is here. Don’t wait to get the flu vaccine. Video from Anna and Mark
**URGENT Action Needed!**For the parents who have not downloaded the Magnus app yet, please do so as soon as possible and make sure that you are filling out this prescreening for your student(s) every morning before dropping them off at school. See instructions below. This helps us to move more efficiently in the morning and will help our students get to class on time. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to navigate through this pandemic together and keep our students on campus.
 
If you are having trouble with the app please contact the school nurse, Marilyn Rakow at nurse@sdfrenchschool.org.
Instructions to install Magnus App For the upcoming school year, parents will use the Magnus Health Mobile App to complete a daily COVID-19 screening assessment for each SDFAS student from a smartphone in just a few clicks. This screening will need to be done every morning, at home, no later than 7:30 am, before departure for school. On August 27, 2020, parents will be able to set up a Magnus Health account via FACTS. After activating your Magnus Health account via FACTS you will install the Magnus Health Mobile App on your smartphone.  To log in for the first time please follow the instructions below:
  1. Log into your FACTS account
  2. Go to the Family Portal
  3. Under the “Student Tab” Go to “Medical”
  4. Click on MAGNUS Login button
  5. Hover over your name within Magnus (top left of screen) and choose Change Credentials
  6. Enter a Username & Password that only you know and will remember. This should be the same username & password you use for FACTS
  7. You will see this phrase daily to remind you to complete your Covid-19 screening.
  8. Download the “Magnus Mobile V2” App from the Apple Store or the Google Play store, and log in using your username & password.
At the completion of this initial process, you will be able to download the Magnus Mobile App for free on your smartphone and log in through the app to complete the screening assessment each morning. If you need additional help, you can always reference the parent tutorial. You will access the screening via the button titled “COVID-19.” We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this daily screening as it will be an imperative function of our safety protocols. Upon completion of the quick survey each morning, you will receive a message for the student’s attendance giving instructions for that day.  If your child arrives at school and the screening has not been completed, we will ask that you complete it before the student exits the vehicle. A parent must be the one to fill this out. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep the school operational during this pandemic.  Use of this App will help us create the safest possible environment for your children, our faculty, and staff.  For any technical issues with the mobile app such as login problems, or problems completing the screening please contact customer support at Magnus Health SMR by phone at 877.461.6831 or by email at service@magnushealthportal.com.

Preschool and K  & Medical Forms

Medical Forms
  • PK0 New Student Medical Packet Including Emergency Information Form, Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment, Child’s Pre-admission Health History – Parents Report, Physicians Report, Notification of Parents’ Rights, Acknowledgment of receipt of the Personal Rights, Parent consent for Administration of Medications, and Medication Chart, A copy of the student’s immunizations, SDFAS Emergency Health Card, SDFAS Aggressive Behaviors and Biting Policy, Parent’s Guide to Immunizations (for parents to keep)
  • PK1 Potty Training Policy
  • PK1 and PK2 New Student Medical Packet Including Identification & Emergency information, Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment, Childs pre-admission Health History Parent‘s report, Physician Report, Notification of Parents Rights, Acknowledgement of Receipt of Personal Rights, Parent consent for Administration of Medications And Medication Chart, A copy of the student’s immunizations, SDFAS Emergency Health Card, SDFAS Aggressive Behaviors and Biting Policy, SDFAS Potty Training Policy, Parent’s Guide to Immunizations (for parents to keep)
  • Kindergarten New Student Medical Packet Including A Copy of Student’s Immunizations, Parent consent for Administration of Medications And Medication Chart, Report of medical examination for school entry, SDFAS Emergency Health Card, SDFAS Aggressive Behaviors and Biting Policy, Parent’s Guide to Immunizations (for parent’s to keep)
  • Guide to Immunizations Physician’s Report – Proof of immunization and vaccines must be on file by the first day of the school year. As required by law, a child will not be allowed to attend school if these records are not on file.
  • Food Allergy Action Plan

K-8  & Medical Forms

  • 1st Grade: A School Entry Health Checkup is required for all incoming 1st graders.
  • 7th Grade: Please be reminded that all incoming 7th graders must have their whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination before school starts.
  • Immunization Records for New Students: Proof of immunization and vaccines must be on file by the first day of the school year. As required by law, a child will not be allowed to attend school if these records are not on file.
  • Food Allergy Action Plan
  • Guide to Immunizations 

More information?

Please contact Marilyn Rakow, RN, School Nurse mrakownurse@sdfrenchschool.org

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