Health Services

Nurse News


In the United States, it is estimated that 1.2% of people have epilepsy. At Silverdale, we currently have 9 individuals diagnosed with epilepsy; that is 0.76% of the academy has epilepsy. Please read more below on what epilepsy is and how we can best help individuals during a seizure.  

"Seizures involve sudden, temporary, bursts of electrical activity in the brain that change or disrupt the way messages are sent between brain cells. These electrical bursts can cause involuntary changes in body movement or function, sensation, behavior or awareness. Every brain has the potential to seize. A person with epilepsy has a lower seizure threshold – this means they are more likely to have seizures than people without epilepsy. It is important to note the distinction between seizures and epilepsy. A seizure is an event and can be a symptom of other medical problems."


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
423-892-2319 ex. 2260
Fax: 423-892-2147

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

Doctor's Notes

When are doctor's notes required?

Where do you submit doctor's notes?

School Dismissal Guidelines

A child will be dismissed if he/she:

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

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.