Optimal learning requires good health.
The following guidelines should be used to assist families and provide guidance to school Health Services as we partner to provide a safe and healthy school environment for all students.
Health Assessment Record (HAR) – blue form
Connecticut Pre-participation Sports Evaluation
- 9th grade students
- A complete physical and updated immunization record is required by Connecticut state law for all incoming 9th grade students. These physicals and updated immunizations must be completed on the state of CT blue Health Assessment form. Physicals are accepted for one year prior to the start of the 9th grade year.
- The HAR form may also be used for the health assessments required every year for students participating on sport teams.
- The HAR is required for any new student (regardless of grade level) that is new to Connecticut schools and is required prior to initial school entrance.
- International students
- Out of state student transfers
The use of medications during school allows children to remain in school and participate in school functions.
All medications require a signed physician’s order and signed parental permission. No medications, including over-the-counter, will be given without this form.
Tylenol may be administered by the nurse only with a signed permission form from the parent or guardian.
- All prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy bottle.
- Medication must be delivered to the school by a parent or adult.
- Students may not carry medication unless it is medically indicated by a physician.
- Students may be able to self administer medications provided an authorized provider provides a written order for self administration and there is written authorization from the student’s parent or guardian. The school nurse must have also evaluated the situation and deemed it safe and appropriate.
When Should Students Stay at Home?
Students who are ill cannot learn and risk exposure to additional illness and expose others to their illness.
Students should stay at home for the following reasons:
The school should be called when a student is kept at home and the reason for the absence should be stated.
- Fever of 100 degrees or more in the last 24 hours. Students need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Vomiting/diarrhea within the last 24 hours
- A respiratory illness with significant coughing and /or nasal discharge
- Pain that requires narcotic medication
- A communicable disease
Please contact the school nurse for any guidance related to policies on specific illnesses or when there are any changes in the student’s health status that may affect their ability to learn or attend school.
Annie Steiger, R.N.
203-744-1510 option 2 or extension 143