Health Services

Health Service Staff

Two Registered Nurses staff the Health Room Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Marianne Kusbit, BSN, RN, MBA

Head School Nurse
mkusbit@olgchs.org
240-283-3229

Rosemary Harwood, BSN, RN

Staff Nurse
rharwood@olgchs.org
240-283-3225

Our mission is to provide a quality health program that enables every student to reach an optimum state of physical, mental, social and emotional well-being in order to maximize the benefit of his or her educational experience. All student medical information is stored in MAGNUS, our HIPAA compliant electronic medical record.

• Per Maryland state law, all NEW (freshman and transfer) students are required to submit an Immunization Record before the start of school.

• All students are required to have a physical completed every year between June 1 and August 1. Please let us know if you are having difficulty getting an appointment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Please notify one of us if your child has had a change in health or medication after you have completed the above forms.

When your student is absent from school:

  1. Call the Attendance Office at 240-283-3233.
  2. State your student’s name and grade.
  3. If your student is absent due to illness, please provide the following information:
    • What is the reason for the absence (sore throat, nausea, vomiting, migraine, etc)?
    • Does your student have a fever?
    • Does your student have a confirmed flu or COVID-19 diagnosis?
    • Have you spoken with or seen your child’s physician?
      You may receive a phone call from one of the nurses for further clarification.
  4. If your student’s absence is NOT due to an illness, please specify the reason for the absence (dentist or doctor appointment, funeral, college visit, travel, personal/family issue, etc.).

When your student returns to school:

The student MUST go to the Attendance Office with a note from the parent before going to class. Your student may be sent to the Health Room for an assessment before being allowed to go to class.

If your student becomes ill at school:

The student should report to the Health Room for assessment. Once assessed, one of the nurses will contact the parent or guardian to arrange timely transportation if the student needs to go home.

Health Services include:

  • Evaluation of sudden illnesses and injuries
  • Medication administration
  • First aid, emergency care and crisis intervention
  • Health counseling for identified or potential health problems
  • Development of care plans for students with chronic illness or unique needs
  • Collaboration with students, parents, counselors, teachers, athletic trainers, administrators and community professionals to identify health concerns that may interfere with learning
  • Health education and wellness
  • Oversight of MAGNUS to ensure that all necessary paperwork and medical documentation is on file every year