Health & Wellness
|Rachel Bagenstose||Parker Collins||Tabatha DeWitt|
|Chief Financial Officer||Academic Dean||Director of Technology|
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.
Magnus Health Portal & Mobile App: Electronic Health Forms
School Sports Physical Requirements
Medication at School
The following statement was taken from the HHCA school admissions contract and reiterated for informational purposes here.
I understand that in the course of the school day and at after-school activities, my child may become ill or injured. As the parent or legal guardian of the named student, I grant permission for treatment deemed necessary for a condition arising while on the HHCA school campus, at an athletic or school-sponsored event, retreat or field trip by a licensed medical/health professional. This includes the school nurse, athletic trainer, physicians or those under their direction.
If necessary, I approve school authorities to take the following steps:
- Contact a parent or legal guardian of the student and follow his or her instructions.
- Contact the child’s physician and follow his or her instructions in the event a parent or legal guardian cannot be reached.
- Use his/her own discretion in contacting a properly licensed physician in the event the child’s physician and a parent or legal guardian cannot be reached.
If, in the opinion of a properly licensed and practicing medical/healthcare professional, my child needs medical or surgical services which require my consent before being supplied, I hereby authorize, appoint, and empower the Head of School or his designee, to furnish on my behalf such written or oral authorization as may be so required.
Furthermore, I release the Head of School, his designee, the board of directors, and HHCA any liability that may arise from giving such authorization, it being my desire that my child be furnished with medical or surgical services as soon as reasonably possible after the need arises.
Notifying School When Your Child Is Ill
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 illness policy below. Nurse Bowen is happy to answer any questions as well. You can email her or call the school at 843-681-2878.
School Illness Policy
Student Travel Policy
The following statement was taken from the HHCA school admissions contract and reiterated here for informational purposes.
Hilton Head Christian Academy believes that off-campus educational trips enhance the learning experience and bring classroom lessons to life.
I understand that field trips are a part of the curriculum for students kindergarten through 12th grade and I hereby permit my child to attend all authorized and supervised field trips.
In the event of an injury requiring medical attention, I hereby grant permission to the supervising teacher(s) or staff (including volunteers) to attend to my son/daughter. If the injury warrants further medical attention, I expect every effort will be made to contact me to receive my specific authorization before action is taken. If efforts to contact me are unsuccessful, I grant permission for necessary medical treatment to be given. In addition, I hereby give my permission to the supervising teacher(s) or staff (including volunteers) to take my child to the physician, dentist or to the hospital if an accident or serious illness occurs on the trip and I cannot be located.
I recognize that unanticipated situations and problems can arise on any school-sponsored trip, which situations or problems are not reasonably within the control of the supervising teacher(s) or staff (including volunteers). I agree to release and hold harmless Hilton Head Christian Academy and its employees and volunteers, from any and all liability, claims, suits, demands, judgments, costs, interest and expense, arising from such activities, including any accident or injury to the student and the costs of medical services, or any cause beyond the control of HHCA including, but not limited to, natural disasters, civil disturbances, or acts of terrorism.