nurse maintains cumulative, confidential health
records, performs health screenings, administers
first aid and emergency care, and is available
for consultation and health counseling. It
is helpful if parents make note of the following:
and Health Information Forms which request
health and emergency information are sent
home at the beginning of each school year
and need to be returned promptly. The school
refers to this information for 1) contacting
parents in the event of an emergency, illness
or injury and 2) updating health information
in each student's cumulative health record.
The main office or school nurse should be
informed of any changes to ensure that this
information is always current.
Student Allergies Policy
Students entering school must be in compliance
with New Hampshire Immunization Requirements.
Students may be exempted for religious or
medical reasons. Appropriate forms to document
exemption or conditional enrollment are available
from the school nurse.
If a student has a condition requiring treatment
at school, medication will be administered
by the school nurse (or an assigned designee).
Medication must be in a container with a prescription
label (pharmacists will supply another container
for school, if asked) and accompanied by a
note from a parent. Please note that when
medications are required to be given three
times a a day, this regimen usually can be
carried out at home to minimize disruption
of the student's school day.
If a non-prescription
(over-the-counter) medication is to be given
during school hours, the medication must be
in the original container accompanied by a
note from a parent.
nurse must be notified if any medication is
to be given at school. If a student uses an
inhaler or must carry medication due to a
severe allergic reaction, additional health
forms (available from the school nurse) need
to be completed by a parent.
or illness at school
When a student is not feeling well or is injured
at school, an assessment will be made, appropriate
care administered, and if necessary a parent
will be notified.
During recess, students have the opportunity
for socialization, fresh air and exercise.
Students who are not well enough to go out
to recess should be kept home unless special
arrangements are made with the principal,
school nurse or classroom teacher.
Since the health and safety of our students
and employees are a top priority, students
wishing to bring an animal into school for
a special project must receive prior permission.
The animal must be removed from school when
the purpose of its visit has been accomplished.
Puppies and other animals without up-to-date
rabies protection are not allowed in school.
For reasons of health and sanitation, the
principal, in consultation with the school
nurse, may require animals to be removed from