Our Lady of Hope Catholic School A National Blue Ribbon, K-8 school located in Potomac Falls, VA Educating for Eternity

Nurse’s Corner

Nurse’s Corner

Our Lady of Hope School has a full-staff Nurse Clinic.


Mrs. Kellner: Monday, Thursdays, Fridays

Mrs. James: Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Email: nurse@ourladyofhope.net

Absentee Line: 703-433-6762

It’s Cold & Flu Season

As the weather changes (sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly), cold and flu season ramps up. The number 1 way to prevent the spread of a cold or flu virus is to Wash Your Hands.  Please emphasize and model good handwashing habits:

Wash your hands before and after every meal/snack.

Wash your hands before leaving the bathroom

Wash your hands after returning home from school/work.

Make sure you are washing your hands for long enough – saying one “Hail Mary” will give the soap and water enough time to do it’s job.

Remember  – if your child has a temperature of 100 F or above, they must stay home until 24-hours fever-free, without medication (this includes Tylenol, Motrin or herbal remedies).


  1.  If your child will require any medication* (either daily or for intermittent conditions), please fill out and return the Medication Authorization Form.
  2. Parents must drop-off/pick-up all medications.  Do Not send medications in with your child.
  3. Any medications left after your assigned pick up day will be disposed of.
  4. If your child’s health status changes, please fill out a new Health History form.  This is especially important if your child develops any allergies or asthmatic conditions.
  5. All forms are located in the margins of this webpage.

*Medication refers to any substance taken for a condition.  This may be prescription, over-the-counter, homeopathic or herbal.  All medication must be sent in the original, manufacturer labeled container – it may not be decanted into another bottle, baggie or other container*

We appreciate all that our families and staff do, to help keep the Our Lady of Hope community healthy!

Allison Kellner, E.M.R., T.E.C.C.


Please email your child’s teacher(s), School Office, and the Nurse Email if your child is:

  • Absent due to Illness
  • Absent NOT due to illness (this will decrease the chance that we send you a 3-day Doctor’s Note email!)
  • Tardy
  • Leaving Early for the Day (or for an appointment)

The Student Attendance & Absentee Protocol can be found here for your reference.


Student Forms

VA School Entrance Health Form – New Students & 7th Graders

Health History Update – All Students (annually in August)

Vaccine Religious Exemption Form

Tuberculosis Clearance

Over the Counter Meds (Pain Relievers, Cough Drops, Chapstick)

Medication Authorization


Inhaler Administration

Asthma Action Plan


Epinephrine Administration

Allergy Action & Treatment Authorization Form

Antihistamine Form

Inhaler Administration

Refusal to provide medication and Liability Waiver