The health room is located in the main hallway opposite the Auxiliary Gym. The health room hours are 7 :30 to 2 :00 PM. The public health nurse, Assi Lyytinen, has specific hours she is in the building. Please call 703-924-8310 for this information. Any student wishing to visit the health room must ﬁrst get a pass from his/her teacher. If the health room is not open, students should report to Student Services. Please download and read the Parent Health Room Letter for important information. (This letter is also available in Spanish.)
Parents must check in at the main ofﬁce before picking up students from the health room. The Health Room provides many services to the Lee student community. In addition to taking care of the sick and injured, the Health Room Aide, Maria Skrinski, works with the school planning annual hearing and vision screenings. Parents can help the Health Room provide good service to their student by noting and adhering to the following procedures:
- Checking out ill students: Students who don’t feel well during the school day should ask the classroom teacher for a pass to the Health Room. If student needs to leave school because of illness, the Health Room Aide will call the parent/guardian listed on the Emergency Care Card. Students should not call parents from the classroom or personal cell phones. This can result in disciplinary action. Students will not be checked out of school without authorization from the person or persons listed on the Emergency Care Card. It is very important that you keep this information updated as required. Students who leave school without prior authorization from a parent will receive an unexcused absence for the time missed. For the health of the Lee community, please do not send your sick student to school. Illness can spread quickly in a school environment.
- Health Information Form: Please complete and return this form at the beginning of every year. This is the way for you to alert the Health Room and teachers of any medical or health conditions that may affect your student during the school day.
- Prescription medications: Parents and the physician need to complete and sign a medication authorization form. The medication needs to be brought to the school by a parent. Medication must be in the pharmacy container with the pharmacy label and the student’s name noted. You will need a specific form for inhalers or epipens.
- Over-the-counter medications: The Health Room does not stock or dispense any medication without parental consent. Parents need to complete an authorization form. The parent or student may bring these medications to the health room in their original container. Students are allowed to carry over-the-counter cough drops, in original packaging, as well as contact lens, and nasal saline solutions, but they are not allowed to share with classmates.