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- medications in school
- when to keep your child home
Welcome to the Nurses' Office!
Our Nurses are: Sarah Brown, Anna Cook and Marylin Sullivan
Please feel free to contact us by phone or email
telephone 432-6937 ext. 6509/ fax number 425-1005
The primary role of the School Nurse is to advance the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievements of our students. We want to continue to work with you to keep your child well by promoting healthy habits at school and at home. Here are
Please remember if your child does get sick to leave a detailed message on the absence line with information regarding any fever, cough and or sore throat. By doing this we are then able to monitor and track trends of illness. It is not too late to get you and your child vaccinated for the flu, as this is the best way to help avoid getting sick. Please refer to the "Flu Guide For Parents" under the document tab.
Please see the additional tabs for more information on medications in school, required forms and updated information on required immunizations.
- If your child will be requiring prescription or over the counter medications to be given during the school day, you will need a doctor's order. Please have an adult drop off the medication in a labelled prescription bottle with a note from your MD. You may find the form on our website under documents or use a document your doctor provides.
- If you are in need of Health Insurance for your child(ren) we have included a link to the Healthy Kids website.
The State of NH Dept of Health and Humans Services has amended the immunization requirements for the 2012- 2013 school year. As before, if a child turns 11 during the school year, they are required to have a Tdap by the first day of the next school year. This requirement mainly effects our fifth grade population as they enter sixth grade. This year all fourth grade students must also have two doses of the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or confirmed history of the disease. **Please see our document page for the NH DHHS immunization 2012-2013 requirement documentation and always call if you have any questions.
Medications are sometimes required to be given during school hours. We can give medication ONLY with a doctor's order and a parent permission form. This rule applies to ALL medications including tylenol, cold medicines, etc. There is a fax machine in the main office and some physician's will fax orders if necessary. *We need a new MD order each school year. * (The form is under documents for your convenience.)
Per Londonderry District Policy, children cannot transport medication to and from school. An adult must bring the medication in and if needed, pick up the medication.
Please do not send your child to school if he/she has a fever of 100 or greater, vomitting, and/or diarrhea. Please keep them home until they are symptom free for twenty four hours. Also please keep them home for twenty four hours after starting antibiotic treatment for conjuctivitis.
When calling in your child absent, please give the reason for their illness (i.e. fever, sore throat, cough, etc.) We keep track of flu symptoms and like to be aware of other illnesses in the school. We have a flu guide for parents in our documents as well.
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