Health and Well Being

Our health and wellness program develops mind, body, and spirit through:

  • Health Education - educates the school community about various health topics
  • Healthy Environment - recognizes environmental health and safety concerns and promotes a nurturing social environment, contributes to development and ongoing refinement of School Crisis Plan
  • Health Services - coordinates health services programs and provides episodic and ongoing health care for students and school employees
  • Mental Health - provides health counseling, assesses mental health needs and refers students and parents to school counselors or community agencies, as needed
  • Nutrition - encourages healthy food options in lunchroom and classrooms
  • Parent/Community Involvement - promotes community involvement in creating a healthy school environment and serving as school liaison to a health advisory committee
  • Physical Activity - promotes healthy physical education, sports policies and practice
  • Screening - provides ongoing and regular screening of immunizations, hearing, vision, and other health parameters for students and faculty
  • Staff Wellness - promotes healthy activities and a healthy environment for school staff 

Health Forms: Needed for School Assistance

Student Health Information & Consent

We collect updated Student Health Information and Parent Consent for Treatment each new school year during the online enrollment/re-enrollment process. If health information changes, please contact our school nurse.

Students with special medical conditions, severe allergies, or asthma will need a copy of an Asthma Action PlanAnaphalaxis Action Plan, or other Action Plan on file. The plan must be signed by a physician and returned to school before the first day of class. Please call our nurse to discuss any special medical concerns.

Pre-Participation Physical Exam Form 

(Athletic Screening) ​​​​- Required of each Middle and Upper School student each new school year. PPEs are provided at school each Spring and cover the child for the next school year. If parents opt to have their own physician do the exam, the Frederica forms must be used.

Click here for more information and access to the form.

Georgia Form 3231—Proof of Immunization 

(Obtain from your doctor or Glynn County Health Dept.) - This form (or proof of exemption) is required for all enrolled PK, K, and 7th graders and also for all new Frederica students entering at any other grade level who are from another state.  Per GA law, during an epidemic or threatened epidemic, we will follow the recommendation of the Department of Public Health or the CDC regarding exclusion of un-immunized students.  This is for the protection of the un-immunized students and for the well- being of the school and community.  

Georgia Form 3300 - Proof of Eye, Ear, and Dental Exam 

(Obtain from your doctor or Glynn County Health Dept) - This form is required for all students entering school in PK or K, and for all new Frederica students entering at any other grade level who are from another state. 

Prescription Medication Form

This is necessary if your child is on any long term (greater than 2 weeks duration) prescription medication that will be given during the school day or on field trips. This form requires a physician’s signature. Click here for the form.

If your child will be taking a short term prescription (for example, a 2 week antibiotic), we must have a note from the parents directing that the medication be given to the student at school. Specific information regarding medicine, dosage and time to be given must be clearly stated. Prescription medication should be provided in a medication container with the prescription on the label. The medication and note should be delivered to the school nurse or receptionist in the front office. 

All prescription medication must be provided in a medication container with the prescription on the label. All medication must be delivered to the school nurse, teacher or to the receptionist in the front office.

Health Topics and Tips

Heart-Safe School

Frederica Academy is a certified Heart-Safe School, as part of the ongoing program, Project S.A.V.E. We have maintained this certification every year since 2006. 

Project S.A.V.E. is a lifesaving program that was created to educate school systems and doctors about pediatric sudden cardiac arrest. The goal of the program is to raise awareness about the frequency of sudden cardiac arrest, possible early warning signs and the need for a timely response.

S   Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A   Awareness

V   Vision for Prevention

E   Education

Deirdre Byers

Frederica Academy 

School Nurse

 

Email Nurse Byers

(912) 638-9981 ext. 768