Any student requiring medication during the school day MUST have the medication delivered to school by a parent or other designated adult. The medication MUST be in a pharmacy labeled container if a prescription or in the original container if an over the counter medication. NO medication will be administered by the school nurses unless accompanied by a written order signed by the students physician and parent /guardian. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprophen (Motrin) will be administered only after written parental permission has been obtained. DO NOT send medicine of any kind in with your child. It will be confiscated by the school nurse and parents will be asked to pick it up if they want it returned. The ONLY time students are allowed to carry medication on their person is if a physician has written and signed an order, on file with the school nurse, stating the student may carry and self administer an inhaler or epipen. The students parent MUST also give written permission for the student to carry medication. This same policy applies to students who require medication during after school activities. Permission forms and medications should be given to coaches, etc.
Students at both schools are screened for height and weight each year. In addition, Middle school students are screened for scoliosis which is a lateral curvature of the spine. Central school students in Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade as well as Middle school students in the 6th and 8th grade are screened for hearing and vision. If your child is experiencing difficulties in any of these areas you can request additional screenings at any time.
Students absent for 5 days or more require a physician note to return to school. If a student is returning to school after a prolonged illness, on crutches, in a cast, sling or splint please bring a note from the physician stating that it is safe for the student to be in the school environment and what restrictions if any need to be observed, e.g. no gym, no recess etc. When the student no longer requires these restrictions another physician note should be presented to the nurse so the student can resume activities. For liability issues a student on crutches requires a note from the parent giving them permission to ride the bus. We appreciate your cooperation in our efforts to keep all students safe.
For details on immunization requirements go to HMS/HCS Home page/School Info then Handbook and scroll down to Health Services. You may also call your school nurse or the Immunization Program at the NH Dept. of Health and Human Services at 1-800-852-3345 Ext.4482
Physical examinations of students are required prior to entering school. All students new to the district who have not had a physical within one year must have a new physical. Students participating in interscholastic sports are required to have a recent ( we ask for one every two years unless a new student) physical exam on file in the Health Office.
EPIPEN CARE PLAN
This form was developed to better care for all students with a potentially life threatening insect or food allergy. We ask parents to update and sign these forms on a yearly basis and return them to the school nurse. This information is invaluable, especially on field trips when staff are responsible for student care. Medications for students are sent with staff on field trips with specific instructions on administration.
To view and print forms related to the above policies and procedures, click the FORMS button on the index page.