Health Resources

Barrie School places a high priority on the health and well-being of each student and the Barrie School community as a whole. 


Maintenance of a student’s health is critical to the learning process. Fostering this important goal requires effective communication and cooperation between the physician, parents/guardians, and school health personnel. You are welcomed and encouraged to contact the Health Office with any questions or concerns you may have.

Health and Wellness on Campus

Students who are ill are not permitted to come to school or stay at school; this is for the health and safety of all students at the Barrie School. Dismissal from school due to illness must be authorized by the school nurse. In the absence of the school nurse, the principal of each school will make the determination if a student is too ill to remain at school. Students are not permitted to “dismiss themselves” from school.

Health News

  • Tick Bites Instruction Sheet

    While most tick bites are harmless and don't require medical treatment, some ticks (like deer tick, wood tick, and others) can carry harmful germs and cause diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. The deer tick is tiny, no larger than a pencil point. Other ticks are larger and easier to find on the skin.

  • How to Teach Others About Your Child’s Food Allergies

    Food Allergy Network

    Living with food allergies entails more than just avoiding an allergen or filling out a 504 Plan at school. Whether you’re meeting a new caretaker, talking with a stranger at the grocery store or explaining your child’s condition to family members before a visit, you’re sure to find a few tips to add to your arsenal here.


    Barrie School follows the recommendations of the Maryland Department of Health and Human Services and/or Montgomery County Health and Human Services for school exclusion. If your child is diagnosed with ANY contagious condition, including, but not limited to, the ones listed below, please call the school nurse at 301 576-2814 or email to report the illness.

  • How to tell the difference between a cold and the seasonal flu

    Not sure if you have a cold or the seasonal flu? Use the attached flier to learn to tell the difference.

  • Rare Fractures Linked to Drugs For Weak Bones


    For 15 years now, women have been able to take drugs that fight osteoporosis and prevent fractures. but in the last couple of years, specialists have begun to worry that long-term use of these same medications may actually cause an unusual kind of fracture.

  • Barrie Protocol When the Nurse is off Campus

    When our nurse is off campus, different roles are delegated to specific faculty and staff.