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Health Services

Our two campuses have board-certified nurses overseeing the health of our student body. The City Avenue campus also has a certified athletic trainer for students in grades 6-12. Students and parents are encouraged to contact one of our nurses with questions about managing illness, allergies, or medication at school.

We are members of the National Association of School Nurses and the Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners. Lower Merion School District provides part-time nursing assistance for the implementation of our state-mandated programs, including immunization surveillance and student health screening.


 

Information about Student Health

For the upcoming school year, we will be shifting all student medical information to an online database. There are many benefits to this change, including less paperwork for parents to complete each year and having more accurate information that is accessible to parents and the appropriate employees at our school. The management system we have adopted is called Magnus Health. As this is a web-based system, you will have continuous access to your child’s health record as well as the ability to make updates when needed. You will also have the option to access the account after your child graduates.

Timely submission of health information and other forms is vital so that preparations can be made prior to the first day of school. You will receive weekly reminders as long as there are outstanding items in your account. Please reserve 20 to 30 minutes per child, depending on circumstances. 

We are also excited that the Magnus system will be able to handle field trip permission forms, handbook acknowledgment forms, and other school-related forms.

To Access Your Magnus Account
Please visit the Veracross parent portal to access Magnus using your Veracross Username and Password.

Magnus-Related Questions or Problems?
If you are having difficulty navigating the Magnus system, entering data online, or downloading the hard-copy cover sheets and forms, or if you have any other questions related to the Magnus system, please contact customer support at Magnus Health SMR by phone at 877.461.6831 or by email at service@magnushealthportal.com. Thank you so much for your patience and for your participation as we launch this program this year. Please plan to complete Magnus forms for each enrolled child by Monday, August 31, 2021.

Health Services at Friends' Central
If you have any health-related questions about returning to school, please feel free to contact the Friends' Central Health Service team at healthservices@friendscentral.org

Communication with Nurses
We look forward to getting to know your child(ren). If there is any information you would like to share with us or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us (our contact info can be found on the right side of this page). Open communication will help us give your child the best care possible. To communicate about students at the Lower School, please contact both Lower School Nurses so your message is sure to be received by the nurse working that day.

Thank you!

School Nurses

Joshua Van Dyke, EMT-P, RN
JVanDyke@friendscentral.org
610-645-5084

Jennie Nemroff, RN
JNemroff@friendscentral.org
610-642-7575 x7457

Barbara Cole, RN
BCole@friendscentral.org
610-642-7575 x7456

Health Forms