Food and drinks are also available at break times for adults and Middle and High School students. Payment for food is generally conducted with a cashless card system. Children are welcome to bring their own lunch and snacks, if they do not plan to use the catering service.
In order to attend AAS, students must be compliant with the Bulgarian immunization program. On enrolling to AAS, parents must provide documented proof of immunization by a physician or health care provider. Up-to-date health records (allergies, immunizations etc) and contact details are essential in case of emergency.
AAS has two experienced, full time nurses on the premises ensuring the well-being of both students and staff. Ms. Diana Docheva (or Didi) and Mr. Valentin Ivanov (or Val) are based in the dedicated health office. Regular training keeps them up to date with the latest general medical techniques.
The nurses’ deal with general health issues, such as head lice, communicable diseases and minor injuries at school. In the case of a more serious injury, they would accompany a student to the nearest emergency room and wait with them until the parents arrive.They also act as a liaison between the city health authorities getting updates on seasonal illness outbreaks such as flu etc. so they can advise the community accordingly.
The school nurses are able to administer medication (including over the counter drugs) if authorized in writing by a parent. All medicines must be handed over to the nurses, who will label and store them appropriately.
Students may carry inhalers and Epi-pens for emergency use with proper documentation from a healthcare provider.