School Nurse

Location & Resources

The School Nurse’s Office is located on the first floor of the Lower School building next to the Toddler Learning Program. The nurse is on duty Monday-Friday from 7:30AM-3:30PM. We stock a wide variety of over the counter medications such as Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, and multiple cough and cold preparations. 

The nurse is responsible for dispensing all medication on campus, setting student protocols, and keeping us in compliance with federal and local regulations.

Covid-19 Response

On campus, we have taken an aggressive approach to COVID-19 response, detailed in our Antilles School Re-Entry Plan, including morning temperature checks, mask wearing, and social distancing policies. Hand washing and sanitizing stations are set up around campus and students spaces insdie and outside are six feet apart or have plastic barriers between them. We have also hired a cleaning crew that wipes down highly-touched surfaces multiple times a day.

If a student or staff member has just one COVID symptom which keeps them home from school or causes them to be sent home from school, they cannot return to school until they either get physician clearance that the symptom is not COVID related or they present a negative COVID test. 

Symptoms are:

  • Headache
  • Temperature of 100 or greater
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea, Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny nose
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Dry cough, continuous sneezing
  • Fatigue not associated with lack of sleep or a hard workout
  • Body aches
  • Chills from fever
  • Rash
  • New confusion
  • Inability to stay awake or to wake up
  • Shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, difficulty breathing, new confusion, inability to awaken, or blue or pale lips requires immediate medical attention. 

Family Recommendations

Our families' help in keeping us safe during the ongoing global pandemic is also critical. Below are some the protocols that help us control any exposure to COVID-19:

  • Avoid enclosed large gatherings
  • Continue to wear your mask at all times except in your own home with your own family or cohorting group
  • Stay 6 feet apart except in your own home with your own family or cohorting group
  • Wash your hands per CDC guidelines or hand sanitize with 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer or greater
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces that are not your own often
  • Stay home if you are sick

Testing Information

The Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH) does drive through testing, and families are able to call their hotline at (340) 712-6299 to get an appointment. This can take up to three days depending on when they can schedule your appointment and when results are available, which is typically the next day. 

Nurse Updates

Edye Ciaccia
nurse@antilles.vi
340-776-1600 x4603

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