Health Room Services

Staff contact, student medication, illness procedures, and more

Phone Number


  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Student Health at Stratford Landing ES

Health Information Form

The Health Information Form is to be completed by the parent or guardian at the start of each school year. The completed form is to be returned to the school clinic.

Prescription Medications

Children who need to take medication during school hours must have a signed Medication Authorization, Release, and Indemnification Form. Prescription medications require the signature of both the parent and the physician. Inhalers and EpiPens require authorization forms.

Over-the-counter Medications

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are drugs that can be purchased without a doctor's prescription and are used for the relief of symptoms on a temporary basis. With parent and physician authorization, OTC medications may be given on an "as needed" basis throughout the school year. Parents may authorize limited use for 10 consecutive days with a completed Medication Authorization FormExamples include antihistamines for allergic reactions. With parent permission using the Medication Authorization Form, certain OTC medications may be given on an "as needed" basis throughout the school year only as a pain reliever for headaches, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, or orthodontic pain. The medication must be supplied by the parent in its original container. Examples include Tylenol, Advil, Pamprin, and aspirin.

Transport of Medications to and from School

Parents must transport medications to and from school. All medications must be kept in the clinic and taken under adult supervision. Middle school children are not permitted to carry medications, including OTC medications, except for prescription inhalers or EpiPens with the authorization of their parent(s) and physician.


A student may carry and use an inhaler for asthmatic conditions when the student’s physician and parent have both completed the necessary inhaler authorization form. An epinephrine authorization form also is available.

Virginia law and FCPS policies state that schools are now required to stock EpiPens, call 911, and then call parents when we see any signs of an anaphylactic reaction in a student with no known history of allergies. For known allergies, parents are still required to supply their own EpiPen and we will administer the EpiPen any time a student is exposed to an allergen. We will not wait for symptoms.

Scheduling Medical Appointments

Please make every effort to schedule appointments outside of school hours. When this is not possible, please send a note to the school on the morning of the appointment stating the time the child will be picked up. Children should bring appointment notes to the attendance secretary before homeroom. The student's name will then be shown on an early dismissal list so teachers will know the student is not cutting class. For safety reasons, parents must sign out children in the office.

Release of Student from School

Only those individuals designated on the Emergency Care Information form will be contacted either to excuse or take your student home. If the clinic contacts you to excuse your student from school, the clinic must have voice contact with the responsible adult to dismiss the student from school grounds. In an emergency, 911 will be called prior to contacting the parent.

When to Stay Home

Students with a rash, watery and inflamed eyes, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea should stay home until a doctor determines symptoms are not contagious.  The FCPS Department of Health recommends children remain home fever-free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.

When We Will Call You

Our clinic works to control and manage exposure to contagious diseases.  We will call for these symptoms:

  • Fever over 100 degrees
  • Persistent abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Unexplained rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Head lice
  • Inflamed eyes with discharge
  • Persistent cough

Children with these symptoms should be picked up as soon as possible.  Keep all emergency numbers current.  We ask that you notify the clinic if your child has head lice, strep throat, chicken pox, or other contagious illnesses.

When a Physician’s Note Needed

Some rashes, pink eye, impetigo, ringworm, and scabies can be passed among students. 

We require a note from a physician for any child with these symptoms and it should state the child is not contagious before returning to school.

A booster dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) is required for all students entering sixth grade if at least five years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. 

FCPS School Health Services