Our Lady of Hope Catholic School A National Blue Ribbon, K-8 school located in Potomac Falls, VA Messengers of Hope for the World!

Nurse’s Corner

Nurse’s Corner

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


Mrs. Jennifer Duren

Email: nurse@ourladyofhope.net

Mrs. Carol James

Email: nurse@ourladyofhope.net

Absentee Line: 703-433-6762


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.

Coronavirus Symptoms Compared With Flu, Common Cold, and Allergies

COVID-19 Resources

Quarantine Information

The Loudoun County Health Department, like the CDC and the VDH, continues to recommend a 14-day quarantine period after the last close contact to a person with COVID-19 as the preferred option for the length of quarantine. Based on the extremely low levels of student cases in Loudoun County, and on the advice of the Virginia Department of Health, at this time, we will allow for a shorter 10 day quarantine period, which allows the prioritization of school attendance. Additionally, all close contacts should monitor for symptoms, wear a mask, keep distance, avoid crowds, and wash hands often after exposure. Students quarantining may return to school on day 11 if they have remained symptom free. If the school calls to alert you to the fact that your child is a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and your child has had COVID-19 within the last three months, and you are able to produce a positive test result from a doctor’s office (not a home test), or your child is fully vaccinated then your child will not need to quarantine.

View our Response to Covid

Information is our best tool in the face of the challenge presented in dealing with COVID-19. Below is a list of resources we recommend:

CDC General COVID-19 Page

CDC Daily Life and Coping Page

Virginia Department of Health

CDC Mask Guidelines

Bishop Burbidge’s Latest Message re: COVID-19

The Clinic Staff misses each of you and we are looking forward to seeing you all again.


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

Refusal to provide medication and Liability Waiver


Inhaler Administration

Asthma Action Plan


Epinephrine Administration

Allergy Action & Treatment Authorization Form

Antihistamine Form