|Elizabeth R. LaCasse, RN, BSN||Rebecca Fournier, RN|
An RN is present at all times during school hours. We welcome phone calls/visits to discuss any health concerns you may have regarding your child.
Please inform health services of any acute or chronic health conditions so that all necessary arrangements are made for optimum care for your child at school.
Emergency Contact Information
**Please keep all emergency information updated so that if a child becomes sick during the school day we will be able to reach you.**
Chronic Health Concerns:
Please feel free to call or stop by the health office to discuss any health concerns you may have about you child.
If your child uses an inhaler or Epipen please contact us to discuss a plan of care.
For students with food allergies, listed below are some accomodations we can make for your child:
- a detailed plan of care
- access to Epipen
- food menu online for review
- the school nurse and food director work closely together to provide nutritious meals for students with special dietary needs including food allergies, diabetes and celiac disease
Head Lice Fact Sheets:
Flu Season is upon us:
The first confirmed case of Infuenza has been diagnosed in NH (as of 10/1/2012). Please follow this handy chart to help deteremine whether your child has a cold or the flu:
Is it the Cold of the Flu?
Usual: high(100 -102) lasts 3-4 days
General aches & pains
Usual, often severe
Usual: can last 2-3 weeks
Usual: at the beginning of illness
Chest discomfort, cough
Mild to Moderate, hacking cough
Common, can be severe
**Please note we do not stock cough medicine or decongestants in the health office. If you anticipate that your child will need cough drops during the school day, please send in a bag of cough drops with a note from a parent.
Ticks & Mosquitos
Please continue to perform daily tick checks--especially after playing outside. Please refer to the following web sites for more information on ticks and Lyme disease:
Physical examinations should be updated every two years. Please forward a copy to the health office to keep on file.
**5th graders will need a current physical examination on file to participate in CMS sports. They will also need a 2nd Varicella and update of a Tetanus containing immunization prior to entering middle school (if they have not already). Please forward copies of physical examinations & immunizations to our office as they occur until the end of school.
An updated immunization record is required for all students to attend public school. Please send in an updated record when your child receives any immunizations.
Health screenings are conducted annually. Height, weight, hearing and vision screenings are performed. Should any questions or concerns arise from a screening procedure, I will contact you. If you have objections to any of the above screenings, please notify me in writing immediately.
If you have any concerns about your child’s hearing or vision, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss it.
To provide a healthy and safe environment, the school asks that parents/guardians make arrangements to keep children home from school during communicable phases of illness.
This includes, but is not limited to:
24 hours following start of antibiotic treatment for strep throat or bacterial conjunctivitis
24 hours following fever of 101 or higher
24 hours after vomiting or diarrhea
Sore throats accompanied by headaches, fever and swollen glands
Severe cold symptoms (persistent cough, sneezing, excessive nasal drainage)
If your child requires administration of an over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol, Advil or cough medicine, please bring in a supply in the original container labeled with your child’s name. A written permission form is required and is available in the office and on the SAU 16 Health Services page. All unused medications must be picked up by a parent at the end of the year or it will be disposed of.
A physician’s signature is required to administer prescription medications at school. This form and parental form are available in the Health Services section of the SAU 16 website.
Parents are required to deliver all medications to the office. Under no circumstances should students transport medications, prescription or non-prescription, to or from school.
Links of interest:
Center of Disease Control and Prevention: