Rachel Cruz  M.Ed., BSN, RN, CSNT


Phone (401)360-1259


News from the Nurse

My name is Rachel Cruz and I am the school nurse at Matunuck School. The health and well being of your child is very important to me. I will be conducting vision, hearing and dental screenings throughout the year. I will be notifying you in advance of screening dates. Health updates will be sent with the Friday Folder or in an email Skylert message.

Thunderkids Dental Clinic is offered at Matunuck School:

Thunderkids Dental program is a community dental program offered by Thundermist Health Center that provides dental services at school  for your child during the school day. An informational packet and application was sent to all students. Please fill out an application if you want your child to participate. Each child should have their own application and be renewed every year. If you need a packet/application please contact me or the office.

Medications at school:

All medications including over-the-counter medications (cough drops,  tylenol, allergy medications and lotions) require a parent signature and a doctor's signature per the SKSD policy. See policy and form by clicking  links:

SKSD Medication Policy

SKSD Medication Form

All prescription and  over-the-counter medications are kept in the nurse’s office. Students should not carry medications to school or in school.

COVID at School

Please keep your child home when they are sick and get a COVID test

Students and staff should continue to take preventive actions to avoid getting very sick and/or spreading

COVID-19 including

• Staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccine;

• Staying home when sick and getting tested when you have COVID-19 symptoms;

• If exposed to someone with COVID-19, monitoring symptoms; testing after day 5; and

wearing a mask through day 10;

• If you have COVID-19, isolating at home for 5 days and wearing a mask through day 10;

• If at higher risk of getting very sick, have a COVID-19 plan.


Medication Form

Medication Policy

Bee Sting and Food Allergy Form

RI Physical Form

Kindergarten and New Student Health Requirements

RI Immunization Exemption Forms

4-27-20 Authorization for Prescription & Non-Prescription Medications to be Taken During School Hours.pdf
medication policy 2019.pdf
State Physical Form2.pdf
SKSD Health Requirements.pdf

SKSD Kindergarten Health Requirements

● DTaP- 5 doses (Final dose after 4 y.o.)

● HepB -3 doses (Final dose after 6-months old)

● Polio- 4 doses (Final dose after 4-years old)

● MMR -2 doses

● Varicella- 2 doses or proof from your child’s doctor stating that your child has a history of chickenpox disease

● Proof of Lead Screening

● Proof of Vision Screening

● Copy of 5 year old Physical Exam within the past 12 months or appointment within 6 months of entering school

Elementary New Student Health Requirements