If your son has experienced vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever over 100 degrees, in the past 24 hours, we ask that you keep him home from school for his protection as well as the other students. If your son has an undiagnosed skin rash or itchy, red, weepy eyes, please keep your son home as well.
If your son has asthma and/or a food allergy, we ask that you update his online health record with that information. When you update the online health record, you will be asked to upload the appropriate action plans. This will ensure that we have the information needed if an emergency should occur.
Yes, your son can and should carry his own emergency medication while at school. We will need a doctor’s note stating this and all of this information is located online, in Magnus Health. If you would also like to keep his emergency medications in the nurse’s office, that is fine too.
If your son needs medication during the school day, a consent form will need to be filled out and uploaded to your son’s online health record, on Magnus Health. If the medication is over the counter, we will require a parent’s signature. If the medication is a prescription, a physician’s signature is also required. All medication will be locked up in the nurse’s office. The medication must be kept in the original container from the pharmacy. This form is online in Magnus Health.
During the school year, all students will have an appointment to have their vision screened. All 7th and 11th graders will also have an appointment to have their hearing screened as well. A letter will be sent home if there is a need for an additional evaluation to be conducted by a physician.
Based on the Pennsylvania Department of Health, In order for your son to attend school, the following is needed:
A current physical examination for every student to attend school. This must be dated within one year from the start of the school year.
Dental exams are required for all incoming 7th graders, as well as new students, also dated within one year of the start of the school year.
Proof of immunizations must be up to date. Incoming 7th graders must have one dose of the MCV vaccine as well as the tdap vaccine. Incoming 12th graders must have their 2nd dose of the MCV vaccine by the first day of school.
Malvern Prep has partnered with Magnus Health in order to facilitate communication. Magnus Health is a leading provider of electronic student health record (SHR) software for independent schools. The SHR is an online solution for collecting, managing and tracking student health information. This technology helps schools save time by streamlining communication with parents, reducing liability for school health professionals and keeping schools prepared in the event of an emergency.
Malvern Preparatory School is an Augustinian School, Catholic and Independent for boys in grades 6 through 12, located in the Greater Philadelphia suburb of Malvern, Pa. We are committed to the Augustinian values of Veritas, Unitas, and Caritas, meaning Truth, Unity, and Love.