Our School Nurse: Nurse Rose

Dear Parents:

Hello and welcome back!

Regarding Immunizations:  As stated in your handbook, Father Andrew White is required to keep updated Immunization Records on file in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations. Additionally, we require Physical Examinations for all students upon starting school at Father Andrew White. For students in pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade we must also have a Blood Lead Testing Certificate on file. In addition, students entering seventh grade must have one dose of Tdap and one dose of Meningococcal vaccines. Please note that these requirements are through the state of Maryland and apply whether or not your child is attending school in person.

Information on which vaccines are required can be found on the Maryland Department of Health’s website at https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/OIDEOR/IMMUN

If you have not already done so, please submit this information for your child as soon as possible. You should have received the “Immunization Policy Acknowledgment” form upon acceptance to Father Andrew White. This form can be found on the Father Andrew White website.

Regarding Medications:  If your child requires any medications to be administered at school, either routinely or on an as needed basis, we require a medication authorization form signed by you and your child’s healthcare provider.  This applies to any over the counter medications, as well (including cough drops).

Regarding Allergies: Please let us know as soon as possible if your child has any allergies. For the time being, we ask that you refrain from sending in foods that contain peanuts.  Once we have received everyone’s information, I will send an updated letter to address how we will handle things this year.

Lastly, please know that my door is always open. I ask that you tell your children that they can come to me not only for medical reasons, but for other issues as well. Mental health is as important as physical health, and each greatly impacts the other.

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 301-475-9795 or email at patton@fatherandrewwhite.org


Nurse Rose
Rose Patton, RN
School Nurse

Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by germs (such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi) that enter the body, multiply, and cause an infection. Some are contagious (or communicable) and can spread from one person to another. Other infectious diseases can be spread by germs carried in air, water, food, soil, vectors (like biting insects) or animals. Some common infectious diseases we often see at school (and links for fact sheets) are as follows:



Strep Throat






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