Please Note: All absences are to be called into the main office at 203-452-4227. Each absence from school requires both a phone call to the school on the day of the absence and a note the day the child returns to school for the child’s file. If a child is absent for more than three consecutive days, a note is needed from the child’s physician.
Welcome back to school. We look forward to a healthy and successful 2018-2019 school year. The following are some guidelines to remind you of our policies regarding illness and medication:
Lice is always present in the community. Please check your child’s head for lice weekly. See BOE website for information
Medications can only be dispensed with a signed physician’s order and signed authorization from the student’s parent/legal guardian. This includes ALL medications, including over the counter oral and topical medications. Medications should only be dispensed at school when it is not possible to reach the desired effect with home administration. For example; antibiotics are often ordered for administration three times a day. This can be achieved with home administration of before school, after school and at bedtime.
ALL medications must be in their original containers with the prescription label affixed to the either the box or the bottle. Sunscreen is not an approved item to be applied by the teacher or the school nurse without written authorization from a physician.
The following are guidelines set up by the Trumbull School System regarding illness, both at school and at home:
Fever: If a student has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, with or without symptoms, the student must be excluded from school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication (i.e. Tylenol or Motrin).
Vomiting: Students must be excluded from school and may not return until 24 hours after the last incidence of vomiting.
Diarrhea: Students must be excluded from school if he/she experiences more than one episode of diarrhea. The may return 24 hours after the last incidence of diarrhea.
Please keep your child home if they experience any of the above symptoms during the night or in the morning before school. Your child may appear to be “fine,” but may experience symptoms later in the day and/or continue to be contagious. For the consideration and safety of other children and for staff, please follow these important medical guidelines.
Please contact the nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a communicable disease such as influenza, strep throat or conjunctivitis (pink eye).
Please contact the nurse if your child has lice.
Please refer to the BOE website for more detailed information related to health services
Thank you for your consideration in keeping our school a healthy learning environment for all of our students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Nathalia Hamioui RN
School Nurse Frenchtown Elementary