The Summit has two dedicated nurses, Katie Wilmot R.N., and Dipali Adams, R.N., who work cooperatively with administration, faculty and most of all, parents to maintain the health of our students.
Among the services the school nurses provide:
- First aid and emergency care
- Administering medications
- Assisting parents with special needs as they arise and the completion of the referral protocol
- Monitoring chronic illness
- Maintaining a comprehensive action plan protocol for all allergies
- Assessment of the health needs of students and staff
- Health promotion and disease prevention activities
- Record keeping and student’s immunization status
- Specific screenings in compliance with the Ohio Department of Education
School nurse and faculty may obtain information in regard to the health needs of the students through inquiries from parents, students, observation and screenings, as well as forms from doctors.
When students are admitted, parents receive notification from the Admission Office about health forms and immunizations required before a student begins school. Parents also receive instructions for use of our secure, password-protected portal to access health forms for school physicals, prescription medication, asthma action plan, food allergy action plan, diabetes action plan and seizure action plan.
The Summit uses a secure online software program called Magnus to digitally collect, track and manage the student’s health and medical information. This includes immunizations, sports physicals, emergency and allergy action plan with individual medical treatment plans, consent to treat forms and permission slips. This software is also used to track sick visits to the nurse during the school day and by the Athletic Trainer after school. Upon admission, families will gain access to Magnus, via the Summit Portal, where they will fill out their child’s health information in the Vital Health Record and submit any forms required by the State of Ohio. All the health forms must be filled out and submitted within 14 days from the start of school or the students start date.
Nurses can be reached at 871-4700, Ext. 263
Food Allergy Guidelines
Prospective parents considering enrolling children at The Summit should know that we have Food Allergy Guidelines to maintain a safe environment for students who have food allergies and to support parents regarding food allergy. We ask that parents to fill out an Individual Allergy Action Plan in our parent's portal and provide all emergency medications to our school nurse before a student enters school. For more information, read our Food Allergy Guidelines.
The Summit adheres to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) guidelines for immunizations for school attendance. Students shall not be permitted to stay in school for more than 14 calendar days from the first day of school for each division unless the parents present a written or electronic documentation regarding the student’s immunization status and compliance. See the ODH Immunization Summary for School Attendance.
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Social-Emotional Health: The Summit has a commitment to the social-emotional wellness of our students. We have three full-time counselors in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools who specialize in the developmental stages of the children in their care. Additionally, we have a full time school psychologist.
Athletics Trainer: The Summit employs the services of an athletics trainer through Tri-Health.