With Magnus Health, the EHRs are filled out by parents prior to their student’s arrival at school and include everything from the student’s general health information to emergency contacts, allergens, and more. At a glance, school nurses can evaluate a student’s health while parents only need to make updates to the record as needed rather than start from scratch every year....

Of course, keeping track of every student’s mental health and overall wellness can be difficult to manage without the right tools in place. With software solutions like Magnus Health, school nurses can seamlessly document the mental health status and proposed treatment for every student and be fully aligned with HIPAA standards ....

How do you keep track of your student's health records? Whether your school uses paper recording, spreadsheets or has switched to multiple online platforms, there is a better way to organize and protect these vital health records. Let's take a closer look at some of the reasons why protecting  student online health records should be a priority for your school and ways this can be...

For the upcoming school year, many colleges are requiring students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus. With situations like this constantly changing, how can colleges keep accurate records of which students have received the vaccine and those who have not? The answer is a college vaccine tracker. ...

Private schools need to stay compliant with the back-to-school phases dictated by their state. Not only does this help the campus stay open, but it also keeps students, teachers, and communities safe. One way to mitigate the spread at school is vaccine tracking. Let’s take a closer look at how a private school vaccine tracker works with Magnus Health....

Boarding schools face a uniquely complex set of reopening challenges given the residential component of their model. Contributing panelist, Susan Harrington, Chief Financial Officer at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, presents a valuable set of tactics and strategies specific to boarding schools with considerations and steps within each aspect of a reopening plan....

Magnus Health helps more than 700 schools manage their student health, and we are in a unique position to hear what these schools are doing now to prepare for the return of their students. In an effort to help schools and parents navigate these uncharted waters, our team has put together a COVID-19 Resource list and published many blog posts but, we are also looking...

We must understand the difference between physical distancing and social distancing, and realize there are still ways to socially interact while maintaining physical distance. In a time of physical isolation, it is more important than ever to stay in touch with your loved ones! Here are some great ways to be social while social distancing...

Students of all ages are living in a virtual world. Technology can be beneficial when used correctly and consumed in moderation. However, children have a difficult time getting away from technology. Technology is everywhere and is easily accessible, which is why managing a child’s screen time is so important. Studies show that too much screen time can cause children to become less active, less creative,...

Virtual care is an umbrella term that encompasses how healthcare providers can remotely interact with their patients. Telemedicine, a specific method of virtual care that is becoming increasingly popular in schools across the US, refers specifically to the treatment of medical conditions without seeing a patient in person. A health professional utilizing this method can take advantage of live video and audio conferences, or even...

Whether they are a kindergartner or a senior in high school, community service is a great way for students to get involved in their community. Volunteering can range from working a few hours in a local garden to spending a week building homes in the community. There are multiple reasons that community service is beneficial to students. Community service helps students make friends with other children...

5-1November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when blood glucose or sugar is too high. While the underlying cause of Diabetes varies by type, both lead to excess sugar in your blood. The two most common forms of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas produces little to no insulin in the body. Type 2, affects the way the body processes blood sugar. While up until recently, the most common form of diabetes in children was Type 1, Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly more common. The main factors attributed to this shift are obesity, family history, as well as children becoming less and less active. Diabetes symptoms vary from person to person, but some of the main signs to look out for are:

While science, math, literature, and technology are core building blocks of education, there are some life skills that can’t be learned from textbooks. One of the biggest examples of this is the Home Economics class as it teaches students essential life skills and structure. Not only should home economic classes be required in school, but they should also be required to cover topics like cooking and...

Teachers and parents alike can agree that a healthy kid is a happy kid so it’s important to teach kids about nutrition from a young age! Nutrition goes beyond just what we eat, it also explains why and how certain foods affect our mental and physical health. As you will read below, there are many ways in which we can talk about nutrition in our...

health_child_lice check (2)Head lice infestation can occur during any time of the year, however, the problem significantly increases when students go back to school. Having head lice is an uncomfortable issue, but more common that one might think. Luckily there are certain measures people can take to prevent and treat head lice!