Bethel Public Schools Health Services Department
The nurse's role in the school setting is multi-faceted. We work very closely with the students, parents and staff to ensure the health and safety of all the students.
The nurse is responsible for maintaining the health records, including required immunizations (see document below) and the state-mandated physicals. These physicals are required for new entrants, including Circle of Friends, Kindergarten and again in 6th and 9th grades. Annual physicals are also required to participate in sports; athletic physicals are valid for 13 months from date of physical exam.
Early Childhood Health Assessment Record - Preschool - Age 5
Health Assessment Record - Ages 5 - Grade 12
The nurse also attends to the illness/injuries of the students on a daily basis. Please contact your child's school nurse if your child has a specific medical diagnosis, especially if he/she requires special accommodations and/or medication.
The Connecticut General Statutes (Section 10-204a and Section 10-206) require local Boards of Education to ensure that each child attending school has an up-to-date health assessment (physical) on file and be adequately immunized. All students entering Kindergarten, Grade 7 and Grade 10 must show proof of this mandated health assessment/immunizations in order to start school on the first day, August 28, 2023.