The MacDuffie Health Center


The MacDuffie School Health Center will improve the health and academic success of all students by providing evidence based nursing, athletic training, counseling care, and health education in a safe and welcoming environment.


The nurse, counselor, and athletic trainer offices are located within the MacDuffie School campus to promote wellness and disease prevention by early identification of health problems that might interfere in the educational process. Health services include identification of health problems, preventative health education, health maintenance, necessary therapeutic and psychological intervention, physician referral, and first aid.  

Health Forms

We use SNAP Health Portal to better connect you with your child’s school health and wellness information. This web-based system provides an easy, secure way for you to update and review important school health information and medical documents throughout the year. With 24-hour access over the web, you will be able to:

  • Electronically sign and submit all health forms safely over the internet

  • Review and update new health information such as vaccinations, health conditions, and screening results throughout the school year

  • Receive immediate notifications when there are changes in your child’s health status

  • Easily message the school health clinic to expedite communication

You can also access the SNAP Health Portal in BLACKBAUD under RESOURCES or at

All 2022-2023 Health Forms will be required to be uploaded into SNAP

To upload documents into SNAP please view the appropriate instructions below:



Individual Forms:

Required Forms Checklist

Permission for Medical Treatment 2022-23

Annual Physical Exam

Immunization Record

Boarding Vaccine Consent for Required Vaccines 2022-23

OTC Medication Authorization 2022-23

Prescribed Medication Authorization

Tuberculosis Screening

Health Insurance Disclaimer

Annual Influenza Vaccine Consent 2022-23 (optional)

HPV Vaccine Consent (optional)

COVID-19 Protocol


Masks will be optional in all indoor and outdoor spaces, except when a short term temporary mask mandate is in effect. A mask mandate will go into effect when spreading of an illness, via respiratory transmission, is shown to be high within the school.

Covid Testing:

We will have antigen rapid tests available for symptomatic testing and periodic screen testing. If you prefer your child not to have testing done, please fill out the COVID Testing OPT OUT form and return it to .

Close contact of a Covid positive person:

Exposure Quarantine is no longer required, regardless of vaccination status or where the exposure occurred. All exposed individuals may continue to attend school as long as they remain asymptomatic. Those who can mask should do so until Day 10, and it is recommended that they test on Day 6 of exposure. If symptoms develop, follow the guidance for symptomatic individuals.

Returning to school after having Covid:

A person who tests positive must isolate for a minimum of 5 days. The day of the positive test is considered day 0 (not day symptoms started). If they are asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving and they have been fever free without the use of fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours, they may return to school day 6 following the guidelines below:

  • Have a negative rapid antigen Covid test. The individual does not need to mask upon return (unless a mandate is in effect).

  • Have a VERY faint line on a rapid antigen test. The individual is required to wear a mask until Day 10 (regardless if there is a mandate or not), or a negative test between days 6-10, whichever comes first.


Symptomatic individuals can remain in their school or program if they have mild symptoms, are Covid tested immediately onsite, AND that test is negative. Symptomatic individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a mask until symptoms are fully resolved. For symptomatic individuals, DPH recommends a second antigen Covid test within 48 hours if the initial test is negative.

If the symptomatic individual is a day/homestay student, and cannot be tested immediately, they will be sent home and allowed to return to school if:

  • symptoms remain mild AND they test negative, or

  • they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and their symptoms are resolved, or

  • if a medical professional makes an alternative diagnosis


CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated, because travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19 or other illness. If you travel, follow CDC’s recommendations for international or domestic travel.

Health Team

  • Erica Piwcio


    Nursing hours:

    Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4pm

  • Elizabeth Gerulaitis


    Nursing Hours:

    Monday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm

  • Deanne Klingensmith


    Counseling Hours:

    Monday 7:30am - 3:30pm

    Tuesday 7:30am - 3:30pm

    Wednesday 7:30am - 12pm

    Thursday 7:30am - 3:30pm

    Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm


    Athletic Training hours:

    Present for all on campus games, and all on campus sports practices.