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Health & Wellness

 

HHCA has a dedicated Health and Safety Team that monitors medical updates and guides policies, protocols, and planning.
 
Health and Safety Team Members:
 
Doug Langhals, Head of School
 
Rachel Bagenstose, CFO/HR Director
 
Tabatha DeWitt, Director of Technology
 
Parker Collins, Academic Dean
 
Steve Bryant, Director of Security
 
Jen Bowen, School Nurse

 

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Jen Bowen, HHCA's school nurse, is an integral member of HHCA's Health & Safety Team.  Jen is a Registered Nurse with 13 years of nursing experience in numerous settings, including public schools, hospitals (Labor and Delivery), and public health. She holds a degree from Emory University's Woodruff School of Nursing.  Jen is on-campus every day, providing care and meeting the health needs of HHCA students, faculty, and staff.

 
 
HEALTH & WELLNESS INFORMATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR 
 
 
 
All students must have a current and up-to-date South Carolina immunization certificate in order to attend school in August 2021.
 
All rising 7th-grade students must have the Tdap vaccination prior to August 1, 2021. This is a state regulation. Students without this booster may not be allowed to attend school for the 2021-2022 school year. Tdap vaccinations are required in addition to the DTaP and DT/T vaccination. 
 
Immunization records should be uploaded to your child's Magnus account before August 1, 2021.
 
 
HHCA uses Magnus Health, an online portal, to manage student health information, including immunization records, sports physicals, emergency and allergy action plans, consent-to-treat forms, and permission slips.
 
Parents and caregivers gain access to their student's Magnus account through MyHHCA once the enrollment process is complete. 

 

Students who may need to take medications at school will need to do so through the nurse's office.  Parents can bring student medications to the school nurse at Orientation prior to the first day of school.  Any prescription medication required to be administered during the school day or on an off-campus field trip will require an HHCA Prescription Medication Authorization Form signed by a physician and parent/guardian. Students are not allowed to carry any type of medication, even over-the-counter medications, with them during the school day.  Parents can also give permission for the nurse to administer over-the-counter meds as needed. The over-the-counter medication permission form is in the Magnus Health Portal. Please make sure any medications your child may be taking at home are listed in the medication section of Magnus, as this may impact evaluation and treatment needed at school.
 
All prescription medications must be picked up from the nurse's office prior to the last day of school.  Any medication left in the nurse's office after the final day of school may be discarded. 

 

Please notify Mrs. Higgs at our front desk when your child is not feeling well and will be absent from school.
 
If you have specific questions about your child's return to school after being ill, please refer to the return to school policy below.   
 
Please refer to our COVID-19 return-to-school guidelines as outlined in the Vision 2020: Back-to-School Plan HERE
 
Nurse Bowen is happy to answer any questions as well. You can email her or call the school at 843-681-2878.
 

 

The health of all our students, faculty, and staff is important at HHCA. In order to minimize the spread of viral and bacterial illnesses, HHCA has a 24-Hour Free policy. Students should be free of fever, vomiting, and diarrhea for a minimum of 24 hours WITHOUT MEDICATION prior to returning to school.
 
Please refer to our COVID-19 return-to-school guidelines as outlined in the Vision 2020: Back To School plan HERE
 
Please help us keep everyone healthy by keeping your child at home when they are ill.
 

 

Students must be lice and nit-free in order to attend school. Students who are found to have lice or nits will be sent home for treatment and lice/nit removal. After treatment, upon returning to school, a parent or guardian must accompany their child to the nurse's office for a lice check prior to the student returning to classes.
 
In lieu of coming to the health office for a lice check, families also have the option to present documentation of professional lice treatment.

 

All rising 5th-12th grade students who are planning to participate in HHCA Athletics are required to obtain a physical prior to the first day of school. Physicals must be performed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant. HHCA will keep a copy of the physical on file for the duration of the school year. Physicals are only valid for the current school year. You can download the pre-participation physical form from the sidebar or this page, or log into the student's Magnus account