Message from our Nurse
Thank you for the opportunity to work with your child, it is a pleasure! Health and learning go hand in hand. The school nurse has a multi-faceted role within the school setting that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of our students while supporting and promoting the academic success of the student population.
Attendance Counts: It is very important for your child to come to school every day, ready to learn. Children learn best when they are healthy, well rested, and have had nutritious meals and snacks.
When your child is sick: please keep them home from school for the following symptoms and remain out until the symptoms have stopped for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medicine such as Tylenol/Acetominophen or Motrin/Ibuprofen):
Temperature of 100.0 degrees or higher
Suspicious undiagnosed rash
Yellow or green drainage from nose and/or eyes
A student who is seen by a physician and started on antibiotics for a bacterial infection should stay out of school for 24 hours after treatment has begun.
All incidences of communicable diseases such as chickenpox, head lice, impetigo, flu, strep throat, fifths disease, scarlet fever, and herpes simplex should be reported to the School Nurse. The student’s return to school will be discussed and planned at that time.
Frequent hand washing with soap and water is the best proven way to prevent the spread of germs and infections.
Health Requirements and Screenings at the Middle School:
Students in 6th grade will need a scoliosis screening from within the last 12 months. If they've had this screening with their annual physical, please send in a copy.
Required immunizations for 6th grade include:
Students in the 7th grade are required to have a physical exam, scoliosis screening, and dental screening within the last 12 months. Please return any physical exams, scoliosis screenings, or dental forms as soon as possible. Students in the 7th grade will also have a vision screening during the school year.
In addition to the immunizations as listed above, required Immunizations for 7th grade include:
Students in 8th grade will need a scoliosis screening from within the last 12 months. If they've had this screening with their annual physical, please send in a copy.
In addition to the immunizations as listed above, required Immunizations for 8th grade include:
Any medication to be given at school must have a medication order signed by both parent and physician before it can be given. For safety reasons, all medications need to be properly labeled. If your child needs medication at school, please have their pediatrician complete the medication authorization form. Here’s a link for our Medication Policy for your reference.
Other Health Concerns:
If your student has a health condition or needs special care during the school day such as medication, treatments, or monitoring, please inform the school nurse. Individual health care plans help keep your students safe and healthy.
Please contact me in my office at 270-8549 or email me at [email protected]. I am happy to help you with any health or medical concerns.
Maegan Theroux RN