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HEALTH SERVICES AND GUIDELINES

Health Rooms are staffed by Registered Nurses daily. Services include: 

  • Assessment of the ill and injured

  • First Aid to the ill and injured 

  • Prevention, control and tracking of communicable diseases 

  • Immunization review to insure state compliance; CT state law immunization requirements can be found at: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/deps/student/health/schoolimmunizations.pdf

  • Exemptions from required immunizations are granted for medical reasons certified by a physician and/or for Religious beliefs with proper documentation. Contact the school nurse with questions.

  • Health Screenings based on grade level; color deficiency, vision, hearing, scoliosis

  • Maintain student health records

  • Coordinate chronic health condition management 

  • Connect school community with health resources

  • Medication administration with physician authorization form completed by both physician AND parent (for both prescribed AND over the counter medication). Over the counter medication must be in the original, unopened container, prescribed medication must have a current prescription label with child's name, medication name, physician's name, and administration directions clearly marked on the container. All medication must be brought to school by an adult.

GUIDELINES:

Please use the following guidelines to prevent the spread of infection and illness in the school environment. Keep your students at home for:

  • Fever (temperature of 100 degrees or over- must be fever free for 24 hours without medication in order to return to school)

  • Nausea &/or Vomiting in the last 24 hours

  • Sore throat persisting longer than 2 days

  • Persistent coughing

  • Red, inflamed, swollen eyes with discharge

  • Persistent rash that is not allergy related

The following are suggested guidelines for the protection of the health of your child and for the other children in school:

  • If your child is ill during the night or complains of stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or headaches in the morning, please DO NOT send him/her to school to see the nurse. Keep him/her home.  

  • The school nurse (or in her absence, the principal or a designated teacher) may administer medication to a student ONLY with the written authorization of the attending physician and the written permission of the child’s parent or legal guardian.  No exceptions will be made.  

  • You should notify the nurse if your child is taking any medications on a regular basis.  If the medication or the dosage is changed, you should also notify her of these changes.  This is a safety precaution in case your child experiences any side effects from the medication.

  • If you expect your child to be absent from school, you must notify the school.  Remember, if your child is absent, he or she cannot attend after school activities or evening events at Tashua that take place on the day of your child’s absence.

  • Injuries that occur at home cannot be treated by the school nurse.  

  • All pupils are required to be immunized by CT state law against polio, diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, Hep A, Hep B, varicella, age appropriate hib, pneumococcal, and flu.  A student may be exempt from the requirements if the parent presents a certificate from the physician certifying that these immunizations would not be prudent because of health reasons or would be contrary to the religious beliefs of the child’s family.