Welcome to Matunuck School,
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.
Please notify me if your child is sick, especially with a communicable disease, such as COVID, FLU, strep throat, chicken pox, head lice, pink eye, impetigo, etc.
If your child has an unidentified rash, you will be called to pick-up and he/she should be seen by a doctor. Upon return to school, a signed note should be obtained from the doctor that states your child is not contagious and is able to attend school.
Parent /Guardian will be notified:
If your child becomes ill at school, you will be called to pick him/her up.
If your child visits the nurse’s office and you need to be notified, but not pick up your child, I will contact you by a skyward email or call. In some instances, notices may be added to your child’s backpack.
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.
For forms and information please visit my webpage: located on Matunuck Elementary School homepage: under school; health- school nurse Matunuck School Nurse
Rachel Cruz M.Ed., BSN, RN, CSNT
Matunuck School Nurse Teacher