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.
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 ext. 143
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
• Student-athletes must submit the sports physical prior to practicing or participating on an interscholastic team.
• The Connecticut Pre-participation Sports Evaluation is required every year and is valid for 13 months.
Must be on file for the school nurse to administer Tylenol to students. Valid for the current school year
All medications require a signed physician's order and signed parental permission. No medications, including over-the-counter, will be given without this form. All prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy bottle.
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:
• 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
The school should be called when a student is kept at home and the reason for the absence should be stated.