Health Services

Nurse News

(11/30/22)

#1 Way to Prevent Sickness is Handwashing

Studies have shown that hand washing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or flu. Hand washing is the number one way to slow the spread of germs and prevent sickness. Soap and water is best, but if not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a good option.


When should you wash your hands?


  • Before eating

  • Before and after caring for someone that is sick

  • After using the restroom

  • After blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing

  • After touching an animal

  • After playing outside

  • If your hands are visibly dirty


How do you properly wash your hands?


  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold). Make sure the water isn't too hot for little hands.

  2. Use soap and lather up for about 20 seconds. Antibacterial soap isn't a must — any soap will do.

  3. Make sure you get in between your fingers, on the backs of hands, and under the nails where germs like to hang out. And don't forget the wrists!

  4. Rinse and dry well with a clean towel.


Read more here.



Silverdale Baptist Academy Health Clinic

Mrs. Anne Widener heads our Health Services Department providing preventative and immediate nursing care as well as health education to preschool through 12th grade students, faculty, and staff. Nurse Anne and Shelby provide care for chronic and acute illnesses and injuries, prepare and implement emergency health plans, serve as a liaison to community health resources, and promote overall wellness with our students.

Contact Information

Location: Room 113 located on the Preschool hall
Hours : Monday thru Friday 8:00AM – 2:30PM

Anne Widener, RN BSN MBA: Director of Health Services & School Nurse
awidener@silverdaleba.org
423-892-2319 ex. 2260
Fax: 423-892-2147

Shelby Vandegriff, BS MA: Nurse Assistant
svandegriff@silverdaleba.org
423-892-2319 ex. 2261
Fax: 423-892-2147

Doctor's Notes

When are doctor's notes required?

  • After the 3rd consecutive day of sickness

  • After surgery

  • After injury that interferes with student functioning normally in school setting (ie, casts, crutches, elevator use, excuse from physical education)

  • Missing school due to doctor's appointment

  • Has suspicious skin eruptions or rashes not readily identified. These should be considered contagious and will require a doctor’s note to return to school.

  • Has untreated redness in eye as well as crusting or excessive drainage from eye. A doctor's note is necessary that states the student has been treated for at least 24 hours and has been cleared to return to school.


Where do you submit doctor's notes?

  • Preschool & Elementary School submit doctor’s notes to nurse@silverdaleba.org.

  • Middle & High School submit doctor’s notes to attendance@silverdaleba.org AND nurse@silverdaleba.org.

School Dismissal Guidelines

A child will be dismissed if he/she:

    • Vomits

    • Has a temperature of 100.0 or greater

    • Has diarrhea

    • Has persistent abdominal discomfort

    • Has a persistent headache

    • Has persistent pain anywhere, with or without impaired mobility.

    • Has a severe cold, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or red watery eyes.

    • Has suspicious skin eruptions or rashes not readily identified. These should be considered contagious and will require a doctor’s note to return to school.

    • Has untreated redness in eye as well as crusting or excessive drainage from eye. A dr note is necessary that states the student has been treated for at least 24 hours and has been cleared to return to school.

    • Demonstrates any other condition rendering him/her unable to function and fully participate in school.

If your child is sick at home...

If your child is sick,

If your child is sick at school...

If your child becomes sick at school,

  1. The student will be referred to the School Nurse.

  2. After a nurse visit, you will receive an email from Magnus Health with more details from your child's visit to the nurse office.

Immunization Forms

Upload your child's immunization records (including COVID vaccine card) to their Magnus Health account under Immunizations. Any time new immunizations are received, please upload an updated immunization record

Care Plans Forms

Please submit your student's care plan via your student's Magnus Health. Templates can be found below and in Magnus Health. New care plans will need to be submitted at the beginning of each school year.

Medication Authorization Form

If your child needs to take a medication at school, download the Medication Authorization Form and submit to your student's Magnus Health account. New medication authorization forms will need to be submitted at the beginning of each school year. The medication must be in the original pill bottle and transported to the school nurse or receptionist by an adult.

Athletic Physical Form


Once form is completed, upload directly to your child's Magnus Health account.


All physicals, to be good for 2021-2022 school-year, must be completed AFTER April 15, 2021.