Health and Wellness
We are committed to the health and wellness of our entire school community. Supported by our Health Center nurses, a team of counselors, and athletic coaches and trainers, Bryn Mawr helps students understand their own emotional and physical wellness, what they need to thrive, and how to make educated and healthy choices. Parents/Guardians and families are our partners in this work.
Keeping our Community Healthy
Families and Students are expected to help in reducing and preventing the spread of all communicable diseases at home and while on campus by complying with the guidance listed in Health and Safety Protocols in order to protect themselves, fellow students and employees of the School. The School may, in its sole discretion, issue additional guidance to address specific circumstances or for other reasons.
Students should stay home (or will be sent home) and parents should notify the Health Center at 410-323-8800 ext 1242 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for any of the following reasons:
A fever greater than 100.0 F. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medicine before they return to school.
Vomiting and diarrhea: Students must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school;
Untreated head lice; students may return after 1 treatment, as long as no live bugs are present.
Strep throat: Students must remain home until two doses of antibiotics have been administered
Pink eye/conjunctivitis: Students who are unable to refrain from rubbing their eyes must remain home for 24 hours after starting eye drops or until symptoms clear, no discharge is present and the eye is not irritated
If an adult or student on campus presents symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive, we will adhere to the most recent guidelines set forth by the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland State Department of Education
and the CDC.
Current guidelines (CDC, May 11, 2023, DOH) continue to recommend a 5-day isolation period for individuals who test positive.
Current guidelines also recommend masking indoors, around others on days 6 thru 10 after completing isolation.
Your child develops another communicable disease. These include : chicken pox, monkeypox, measles, influenza, meningitis, hepatitis, tuberculosis, pertussis, MRSA, mononucleosis, scabies, conjunctivitis, ringworm and impetigo. Treatment and return to school guidelines are outlined under Communicable Diseases Summary
(COMAR 10.06.01). Since many communicable diseases have symptoms that overlap with COVID-19, staying home when ill will help keep members of the school community healthy.
Your child has a serious illness or injury incurring an absence of more than three days. A doctor’s note is required for returning to school and participating in athletics, PE, or dance as well as implementing any academic, medical or physical accommodations that might be needed.
Medicine at school
Students may not carry medicine at school with the exception of emergency medications such as asthma inhalers, EpiPens, insulin, glucagon and Benadryl.
All other prescription medications required to be administered during the school day will be kept in the Health Center, in a pharmacy-labeled container. Prescription medication must be accompanied by the appropriate medication administration consent form. Please contact the Health Center directly for more information.
Bryn Mawr partners with the online health management system Magnus Health to securely collect and store student medical information. Parents and guardians are responsible for uploading annual physical forms and immunization records and completing all consents and other forms in Magnus Health. All forms and consents, except physicals are due July 1. Physicals are due 13 months from the date of the last exam.
In the event of a weather-related or emergency school closing, Bryn Mawr will notify families via Omnilert, a company that provides immediate alerts via email, text messaging, and voice services. All parents must subscribe to the system.
The school uses campus-wide bells and alarms, broadcast phone messages, web alerts, and Omnilert to notify school personnel and students of an emergency. School marshals communicate the protocol to be followed on our campus and, when necessary, campus security is in communication with our coordinate schools, Gilman School and Roland Park Country School, by two-way radio, email, and cell phone.