Health Services

Jennifer Ouellette BSN, RN

(603) 228-2210, ext. 334

fax: (603) 228-2212

Bow High School Health Office is open on school days from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. It is located in the 1200 wing next to the guidance department. The school nurse maintains health records including immunizations and sport physicals, attends to the health needs of the students and staff, and assists with managing health-related educational plans.

Emergency Information Forms

An Emergency Information Form must be completed each school year. The form provides essential contact information for your student in case of an emergency and it also gives the school nurse permission to administer over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and several others as listed on the form. Students are NOT permitted to carry and self-administer over the counter medications. Please be sure to notify the school nurse for any changes that occur during the school year. You can download a copy of the Yearly Emergency Form and return it to the school nurse.

Emergency Action Plans for School: If your student has life threatening allergies, asthma, diabetes, and/or seizure disorder, you can use the following forms to have your child's health care provider fill out each school year if they do not have a standard document to use. This form (or something similar) will be required each school year. It is important that if your doctor will be using their own printed treatment plan, that the instructions are clear, it contains accurate and complete contact information, and it contains both the physician's and parent's signatures. If your child is doing activities outside of the normal school day, please be sure your child carries their rescue/emergency medication with them and that you communicate with the advisor. Check expiration dates on Epi-Pens, inhalers, insulin, and seizure medications. They deteriorate quickly and should be replaced when they expire.

Prescribed Medication

All prescribed medication that must be taken during the school day or during school-sponsored activities, must be brought to the health office and administered under the supervision of the nurse (NH Ed. 311.02). Prescribed medications must be accompanied by a written doctor's order and written parental permission. Medications must be in their original labeled containers. Most pharmacists will provide a bottle for school and one for home if asked. Here is a copy of the Medication Permission Form.

***Students with severe, potentially life-threatening allergies are permitted to carry their emergency medications such as inhalers and Epi-Pens (NH Ed. 200:42-47). Written authorization from both the parent and physician must be provided ANNUALLY to the school nurse for approval. Please ask your student's health care provider for an Emergency Action Plan for their related health condition (asthma, life-threatening allergies, seizure disorder, diabetes, etc.), see above.

It is NOT recommended that students take narcotic pain medication during the school day. If a student is experiencing severe pain that requires a narcotic, it is best to stay home.

Sport Physicals

Incoming Freshman: Incoming freshman are required to have a sport physical completed after February 1st of their 8th grade year to be eligible to play sports at Bow High School. If your child had a physical done before this date, they will need to have a Sports Physical done. If your child's primary care is not able to provide this exam, several facilities like Convenient MD, Concentra Clinics, and CVS Minute Clinics provide this service. Convenient MD does offer sport physicals for $20, but please check with your insurance company before scheduling an appointment.

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors: Please send updated yearly physicals to RiDeCosta@bownet. org so your child's health record can be maintained. This should also include a copy of the most recent immunization record.

If Your Child is Going to be Out Sick:

PLEASE call (603) 228-2210 and let us know. There is an absence phone line where you can leave a message at any hour. A staff member must call to check on students, if you have not called your child out sick. We also appreciate details of illness such as fever numbers and symptoms. This information is used confidentially by the school nurse for tracking communicable illness. DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE LEAVE DETAILED MESSAGES REGARDING YOUR CHILD'S ABSENCE. INCLUDE ALL SYMPTOMS AND THE PLAN FOR TESTING OR KEEPING YOUR CHILD OUT OF SCHOOL FOR 5 DAYS.

Click above to read current COVID-19 school guidelines for exclusion from school and testing requirements

COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthy Kids Insurance

Health Information Updates

Please notify the school nurse of any changes in health information such as:

  • Concussion/Head Injury

  • Surgery

  • Hospitalization

  • Significant Illness or Injury

  • Medication Changes

  • Mental Health Issues

  • New Medical Diagnosis

Communicable Disease

Communication from home is essential in monitoring communicable disease outbreaks. Please be sure to report Influenza-Like-Illness or COVID-19 symptoms to the school nurse if your student experiences any other the following symptoms:

  • Fever >100 F, Chills

  • Cough

  • Sore Throat

  • Headache

  • Body Aches/ Fatigue

  • Congestion or Runny Nose

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Loss of Taste or Smell

  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea


Students must comply with NH Immunization requirements for school enrollment (NH Ed.311.01). Students must have proof of all required immunizations (NH immunization Law He-P 301.14). Students may be exempt from immunizations due to medical or religious exemptions (RSA 141-C:20-c) with a Notarized Exemption Form on file in the school health office.

Click below to see the required immunization schedule for the State of NH for 2021-2022 school year.