The School Nurse's Office provides a variety of services promoting student health and educational success.
- A cumulative health record and immunization record is maintained for all students.
- Screenings of hearing and vision are done yearly on selected grades and as needed.
- Illness and injury assessment with first aid as needed.
- Medication administration.
- Providing ongoing support of students with acute and chronic health conditions, creation of Individual Health Care Plans, and participation in 504 and IEP teams.
- Medical support for students and families.
- Referrals for medical and dental care as needed.
- Collaboration with local, regional and statewide healthcare agencies.
- Collaboration with School Based Dental Health Program.
- Member of the Emergency Management Committee and Wellness Policy Committee
- Staff Wellness Committee
- Staff training in CPR and First Aid and student health.
- Health and wellness education for staff and students.
Student Medications- Regarding prescription medications needed at school (scheduled daily medications, as needed medications, inhalers, and epi-pens), every medication requires a physician order for your child to take the medication at school. I am attaching a standard form for your child’s physician to fill out and sign. A note from your child’s physician is also adequate if preferred. Your child’s medication must be dropped off in the nurse’s office. Please do not send medications to school with your child so we may ensure the safety of your child and all our students. Medications are required to be labeled in the prescription packaging with your child’s name. New physician orders are required each year. If you have any questions surrounding the medication policies, please feel free to contact me.
Student Medical Information- I ask that you please be sure to update all of your child’s medical information and contact information (including physical exams and immunizations) on a regular basis so if needed, our information on file is current. Physical exams need to be current for student athletes when school sports resume. It is also important that your child meets the State of New Hampshire School Immunization Requirements for the 2020-2021 school-year. I am attaching the requirements as well. If your child has a medical or religious exemption, please contact me and I can provide a form to be completed. Any students with specific medical needs (anaphylaxis, asthma, seizure disorder, etc.) should have an Emergency Action Plan sent to school from their primary care provider.
Illness Guidelines- As a reminder, the school's guidelines regarding illness are as follows: If your child has any symptoms of Covid-19 or meets any of the daily screening criteria, has other symptoms of illness, or has a fever of 100 degrees F or greater, they may not return to school until they're 24 hours free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms are improving. I cannot stress enough the importance of adhering to these guidelines. We here at the school are doing everything we can to prevent illness, but we need your support and cooperation