COVID-19

COVID-19:


As a health services team, we are working hard to keep ourselves updated on the most current medical advice from the most trusted sources.  Many of these can be found on the district’s homepage "COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates" and "School Safety and Learning Plan".  We are working closely with administration to help them make decisions that help keep us all safe.  


If you have any questions or need any support/advice for yourself or your family, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Health Services Team listed below.  

Beth Luce, RN FHS                 beth.luce@falmouthschools.org                 781-1321                    fax 207-781-1022

Jean Barbour, RN FMS             jbarbour@falmouthschools.org                 207-781-1020                    fax 207-781-1021

Kellie Schimelman, RN, FES. kschilmelman@falmouthschools.org         207-347-3152                    fax 207-781-1023

Lindsay Wissink, RN, FES lindsay.wissink@falmouthschools.org       207-347-3152                    fax 207-181-1023

Charles de Sieyes, MD



Helpful Resources: 

  1. Daily Prescreening Tool for School
  2. Returning to School After Illness (Staff and Students) Flowsheet
  3. COVID19 vaccine informational videos from Maine Pediatricians

Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 from Maine DOE and Maine Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics

CDC Face Covering Guidance


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IMMUNIZATION UPDATES

In May of 2019, LD 798 was signed into law which removes both philosophical exemptions and religious exemptions from the exceptions to immunization requirements. Medical exemptions are still allowed. (and there is an exception for those students with an Individualized Education Plan and either philosophical or religious exemption in place prior to Sept 1, 2021).


  • Immunization update effective 9/1/21
  • Incoming Seniors (Class of 2022) please note Meningitis (MCV4) requirement below.
  • Incoming 7th grade. (Please note MCV4 and Tdap requirement below.


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Illness Guidelines:

Students who become ill during the school day will be assessed by the school nurse and receive appropriate care and supervision in the nurse’s office.  The school nurse will dismiss the student only after a parent or other designated emergency contact has been informed. In accordance with Maine Department of Health and Human Services guidelines, a child  should not attend school if he/she exhibits one or more of the following symptoms or infections:

  • Fever – fever is defined as having a temperature of 100 degrees F or higher. 

  • Diarrhea – watery, foul-smelling, runny and/or bloody stools. 

  • Vomiting – in the last 24-hour period.

  • Rash – an unexplained rash with fever or behavioral change. Child can return to school if a physician has determined the illness is not communicable and fever is gone.

  • Bacterial infections requiring antibiotics. If your child is placed on antibiotics for any kind of infection please consult school nurse for return to school recommendations.

Students with these symptoms cannot comfortably participate in program activities and unnecessarily expose others to their illnesses.  Students should be fever-free without the aid of fever-reducing medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen for 24 hours before returning to school. 





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