Home: Welcome to the EWG JR/SR HIGH HEALTH OFFICE



Phone Number: 397-6898, ext 3
Fax  Number:  397-2479  
Address: 930 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI  02817
Nurse:  Dawn Seitz, RN
Health Clerk:  Bernie Bruneau


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Helpful guidelines on when to keep your child home from school:
  • Temperature:  Students should remain home if he/she has a fever over 100 degrees and should not return to school until fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of temperature-lowering medication.  
  • Diarrhea or Vomiting:  Your child should remain home especially if symptoms occurred over night.  
  • Contagious Illness/condition:  Students with diagnosed with strep throat, chicken pox, MRSA infection, Flu-like symptoms, etc. should remain out of school until symptoms subside, have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours for those conditions that require medical treatment.
*****Please notify the health office of any illness and provide medical documentation as to any limitations/accommodations or excused absence dates.   

Yellow Emergency Cards: 
  • It is very important that you complete your child's yellow Emergency Card each year.  Current information is vital so that the school staff can easily contact the appropriate authorized person if your child becomes ill or is hurt while in school.  For the safety of all children, the child will be released only to those people listed on the emergency card.
SPECIAL HEALTH CONCERNS:
  • If your child has a specific health concern (asthma, severe allergy, diabetes, etc.) , please notify the nurse so that appropriate measures/planning can take place specific to your child.  *see tab on the upper left for forms - Health Office documents.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION & REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS

Every child entering seventh grade is  required to have a physical examination by a doctor.  The state also requires proof from
your doctor that the child has received certain immunizations before entering school.  These requirements are 5 DPT, 4 Polio,
and 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), 3 Hepatitis, 2 Varicella vaccine or doctor’s documentation of chicken pox disease,
1 Tetanus Booster (Tdap), 1 HPV *(information regarding this vaccine listed below & if you do not want your child to receive this
vaccination,fill out the religious exemption form below and send it to the health office) and 1 Meningococcal  Vaccine (upon initial
entry to seventh grade).  Documentation with the full date - day, month, and year - is required for each immunization.
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*see tab on the upper left for forms - Health Office documents.*

8TH GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:

 The immunization requirements are as above for 7th grade with an additional HPV vaccine before starting 8th grade or an
exemption form on file.  Exemption forms available on this webpage-
*see tab on the upper left for forms - Health Office
documents.
9TH GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:
The immunization requirements are as above for 7th & 8th grade with an additional HPV #3, vaccine before starting 9th grade  
(if they are not on the 2 dose schedule for HPV) or have an exemption form on file.  
 
Exemption forms available *see tab on the upper left for forms- Health Office documents.


12TH GRADE IMMUNIZATION/PHYSICAL EXAM REQUIREMENTS:
 The immunization requirements are as above for the 7th and 8th grade with an additional Meningococcal vaccine
(received after the student turns 16yrs of age).  A current physical exam is also requested for the start of the 12th grade. 
*****See the tab on the upper left under- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S INFORMATION


MEDICATION POLICY

In school, medication can be administered only by the certified school nurse-teacher.  Sometimes medications need to be given 
during school hours.  Certain procedures must be followed to ensure the safety of all children.  No medication will be given, 
including over-the-counter products, without parental and medical authorization for administration.   Forms may be obtained 
from the school nurse or can be downloaded from this website. 
*see tab on the upper left for forms - Health Office documents.

If your child needs to be on medication in school, please follow these guidelines:

1.   PRESCRIPTION ORDER - When you go to the doctor, please have the doctor write an order for school that it can be left 
with the school nurse.  Your physician can fax an order for medication to Exeter-West Greenwich Junior High School Health 
Office Fax:401-397-2479

2.  LABELED PRESCRIPTION CONTAINER - At the pharmacy, ask for a container for school with a complete prescription
 label on it.
3.  PERMISSION SLIP - Sign a medical permission slip.***See form at the bottom of the page
4.  PERSONAL ADULT DELIVERY - Parent/guardian MUST bring the medication in to school personally, do not send 
medications in with your child. 


SPECIAL MEDICATION CONCERNS

In most instances students may carry their own EpiPens and inhalers as long as proper physician and parental documentation
is forwarded to the health office.   Please contact the school nurse for the medical forms or download the forms from this web site.  ****See forms at the bottom of the page
         *see tab on the upper left for forms - Health Office documents.

SCOLIOSIS SCREENINGS

Required by state law.  Scoliosis screenings are performed in the seventh and eighth grade in accordance with the Department
of Health Regulations to determine if a problem or concern may exist.  If there is a concern or potential problem with the
scoliosis screening you will be notified by letter.


VISION SCREENING

Vision screenings are performed in the seventh grade in accordance with Department of Health Regulations.  If the child fails
twice, a  letter  informing the parent of the results is mailed home. Please follow up with an eye doctor and return the form to the
school nurse.


DENTAL SCREENING

It is in the best interest of your child that a dental exam be completed each year.  However, Department of Health Regulations
only require the documentation of one dental exam on the secondary level.


ILLNESS

A child's ability to learn, perform and behave can depend on how a child feels physically.  We ask that sick children remain at 
home if their illness is, or may be, contagious and could cause illness in other children.  We ask your cooperation by calling the 
school and informing us as soon as possible so we can detect similar illnesses in others sooner. 

If your child is not feeling well and you send them to school, please inform the school nurse and provide a telephone number 
where you can be reached that day.

If your child becomes ill at school, you will be called to pick him/her up.  If your child has special medical or health problems,
 please inform the school nurse.



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