An RN is present at all times during school hours. We welcome phone calls or visits to discuss any health concerns you may have regarding your child. Please keep all emergency and health information updated so that if your child becomes sick or needs medical attention during the school day, we will have the correct information and be able to reach you. Click here to access our Health Record Form.
An updated immunization record is required for all students to attend public school. Please send in an updated record when your child receives any immunizations.
Please inform the Health Office of any acute or chronic health conditions so that all necessary arrangements can be made for optimum care for your child at school.
Keeping Your Child Home
To provide a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff, we ask that parents and guardians make arrangements to keep children home from school during communicable phases of illness.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- 24 hours after symptoms of an illness
- Temperature of 100 degrees or more
- 24 hours following fevers over 101
- 24 hours after vomiting or diarrhea
- 24 hours of antibiotic use for strep throat or bacterial conjunctivitis
- Undiagnosed rashes or sores
Parents are required to deliver all medications to the Health Office. Under no circumstances shall students transport medications, prescription or non-prescription, to or from school.
If your child requires administration of an over-the-counter medication such as Advil or cough medicine, please bring in a supply in the original container labeled with your child’s name. A written permission form is required and is available in the Health Office and on the SAU 16 Health Services page. All unused medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian at the end of the year or it will be disposed of. We do not carry cough medicine or decongestants in the Health Office. If you anticipate your child will need cough drops during the school day, please send in a bag of cough drops with a note from a parent or guardian.
A physician’s signature is required to administer prescription medications at school.
Asthma & Allergies
If your child uses an inhaler or Epipen, please contact us to discuss a plan of care. Download the Stratham Memorial School Asthma Action Plan.
For students with food allergies, listed below are accommodations we can make for your child:
- Individualized Food Allergy Health Care Plan
- Emergency Care Plan for Food Allergies
- Tree Nut, Peanut, & Egg Free Snack List
- Access to Epipen
- The School Nurse and Food Services Director work together to provide nutritious meals for students with special dietary needs, including food allergies, diabetes, and celiac disease
- Food menu online for review
Physical Examinations & Health Screenings
Physical examinations should be updated every two years. Students in Grade 5 are required to have a current physical examination on file with the Health Office in order to participate in CMS sports. They will also need a second Varicella and an update of a Tetanus immunization prior to entering middle school (if they have not already). Please forward copies of physical examinations and immunizations to the Health Office as they occur until the end of school.
Health screenings are conducted annually. The screenings evaluate height, weight, hearing, and vision. Should any questions or concerns arise from a screening, we will contact you. If you have objections to any of the above screenings, please notify us in writing immediately. If you have any concerns about your child’s hearing or vision, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss it.