Health and wellness
School Nurse: Mrs. Waselik 860-848-9538
No child should be sent to school if he/she has a severe cold, fever, sore throat, vomiting, rash, or any other symptom of a contagious disease (ex. conjunctivitis). Please notify the school nurse when you child develops a communicable disease (ex. chickenpox).
If your child requires an excuse from gym (especially in cases of fracture arm, leg, severe asthma, etc,) the physician can fax the medical note c/o school nurse.
Any medication, (including over-the-counter/prescription) requires a written physician, dentist, physician assistant, OR advanced practice nurse (APRN).
Medication needs to be transported by an adult for safety reasons, and handed to the school nurse. The nurse will check the medication/ physician's order before it can be administered in school. The school nurse, in the presence of a witness must count all controlled drugs
Administration of Medicine Form
A New School Year
Parents are encouraged to check their children’s hair for lice regularly; careful parental checks are the best preventative. It is important to check your child’s head before and after sleepovers as head lice are most readily transmitted by direct head-to-head contact where children share sleeping quarters. Please contact the School Nurse in your child’s school with any questions or concerns. For further information on symptoms of infestation, prevention and treatment of head lice please refer to the following link from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=388318
IMMUNIZATIONS AND PHYSICALS
All students entering the school system are required to have the following immunizations:
- DTaP: At least 4 doses. The last dose must be given on or after the 4th birthday.
- Polio: At least 3 doses. The last dose must be given on or after the 4th birthday.
- MMR: 2 doses separated by at least 28 days, first dose on or after the 1st birthday.
- Hepatitis B: At least 3 doses, last dose given on or after 24 weeks of age.
- Varicella: 2 doses separated by at least 3 months, first dose on or after the 1st birthday, OR verification of the disease.
- Hib: 1 dose on or after 1st birthday for children less than 5 years old.
- Pneumococcal: 1 dose on or after 1st birthday for children less than 5 years old.
- Hepatitis A: 2 doses given 6 calendar months apart, first dose on or after the 1st birthday.