May 19, 2016
Health office in need of baby wipes and/or face cloths, as well as girls underwear, all sizes. Thank you!
Please Note Update!
March 23, 2016
Thank you in advance. As always, your contributions are appreciated!
Paperwork will go home with your student the first week of school, so please fill out and return ASAP so that we may administer over-the-counter medicines such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and Benadryl with your written permission. The health office supplies tablets, liquid and chewable forms of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. If your child requires another OTC med (cough or allergy med, cough drops or lozenges), please provide the medicine in original container with written approval by parent/guardian and bring in to us so that we may keep them in health office med closet and give them as needed. This also includes the application of insect repellent or sunscreen. You may apply to your student in the morning before school, or bring in to teacher or nurse with written permission for one of staff members to apply during the school day.
Any prescription medication your child needs to take during the school day follows the same protocol as for OTC meds, but will also require PCP authorization (order and signature) on file. Please do not send any meds (OTC or Rx) in with your child as they are not allowed to transport meds of any kind, unless we receive written authorization from PCP and parent that they may do so (Epi pens, Inhalers, etc). Bring medication in and meet with nurse to be sure we have proper paperwork on file. All medications need to be in original containers and not yet expired, then picked up last week of school by parent/guardian.
New School Year
All MD orders and parental permission forms must be renewed each school year (effective July 1st ~ June 30th). In other words, if your child had MD orders and parental permission for health office to administer an Rx (or OTC) medication when they were in 5th grade, and they will continue to require medicine in 6th grade, then we will need updated forms to administer meds when they are in 6th grade. Please note we have added common forms on this site so that you may download and print at your convenience. Some of these include:
Physical Exams and Immunizations
Please obtain a copy of student's latest physical examination at each regular visit to PCP office. This information is helpful to the health office, which includes allergies, physical assessment, restrictions, medications, etc. Any student who plays sports must have a copy of the physical exam on file within the past two years.
Each visit where an immunization is given, we ask that you acquire a copy of this for the health office as well. A medical or religious notarized exemption form must be on file for those students who opt out of the NH required immunization schedule.
In the event you have a change in any of your contact information, we ask that you notify the DCS front office. We want to be sure we are able to reach a parent/guardian in a timely manner if they need to be dismissed from school, or in the event of an emergency.
Keep Students Home If...
Students must remain out of school if they present with any of the following symptoms:
Please notify the health office upon positive results for any communicable disease as we report known cases annually to the NH DHHS.
Annual health screenings performed by the health office include:
DCS is known as a Safe School, having over 80% of its staff certified in CPR and First Aid. Staff may take initial or renewable classes every two years, as offered by a local rep for the American Heart Association.
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