Megan Colletti, CSN
The school district employs 4 certified school nurses. Nurses are available during the school day to provide first aid for illness and injury. Nurses oversee the district's compliance with commonwealth health requirements:
- Physical examinations are required for each student upon entry to school, Kindergarten, grades 6 and 11.
- Dental examinations are required for each student upon entry to school, Kindergarten, grades 3 and 7.
- Annual vision, height and weight screening.
- Annual body mass index reporting.
- Hearing screening grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, and 11th.
- Scoliosis screening in grades 6 and 7.
Parents are encouraged to have their child's pediatrician or family physician and dentist complete physical and dental examinations. Parents may consent to have the school doctor or dentist examine their child. This examination is offered free of charge.
Any child that requires medication during the school day must follow the district policy for medication administration. Medication must be brought in the original bottle. The medication will be kept in the health room. It will be the students responsibility to go to the health room at the correct time and request the medication. In the absence of the school nurse, the principal or designee may give the medication.
For non-prescription medications, the "Non-prescription Medication Dispensing Form" Must be completed by the parent and submitted to the school. For prescription medications, "Prescription Medication Dispensing Form" must be completed. Both the parent and physician must sign this form.
All prescription medications must be brought to school by the parent/guardian.
Students are not permitted to carry medication during the school day. School policy allows students to carry asthma inhalers. In order to carry an asthma inhaler, the student must have the permission of his/her physician, parent, and the certified school nurse.
HEALTH EMERGENCY FORM
Please complete your child's Health Emergency Form and return it to school as soon as possible. This is our only way to contact you in the event of an emergency.
If your child becomes ill, he/ she should stay home until fully recovered. Please do not send your child if they have any of the following symptoms:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or higher
- Suspicious rash
- Suspicion of pink eye
The following regulations on the duration of exclusion from school will be strictly enforced.
No child, absent or excluded from class by reason of one of the diseases listed, shall return to school before the specified time has expired. This regulation refers to the following:
A doctor's release is required before a child returns to school in cases of: scabies, impetigo, prolonged absence due to injury or illness.
- Chicken Pox- 6 days from last crop of vesicles or when lesions are dry
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)- 24 hours from institution of appropriate therapy
- German Measles- 4 days from the onset or when rash is gone; temperature is normal
- Measles- 4 days from onset of rash
- Scarlet Fever- 7 days from onset or 1 day after appropriate anti-microbial therapy
- Whooping Cough- 4 weeks from onset or 7 days after appropriate anti-microbial therapy
- Head Lice- to be determined by examination by school nurse